Artists and Authors: Jim Holstein

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Meet scientist Jim Holstein as he shares meteorite specimens from the museum's collection, then stop by the art studio to make a piece of art that is out of this world.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Nature Strollers!

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Bring the stroller along to explore the exhibits, then let the little ones get hands-on experience as they explore and discover nature during a 20-minute playgroup. Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17.

When: 9-9:45 a.m.
Cost: $10 pair, $5 member pair; $5 additional child

Chicago Jazz Phiharmonic Chamber Ensemble

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago, Ill.

Composer and trumpeter Orbert Davis and his CJP Chamber Ensemble present a family-friendly concert of the Emmy-winning music from the television documentary "DuSable to Obama", complete with video highlights and audience participation.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5 kids under 17

DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis concert

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago, Ill.

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble will present the first live performance of artistic director Orbert Davis' Emmy-winning score to the WTTW television documentary. Special events include a shorter family-friendly matinee, ideal for children aged 7 and up, on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: Call for cost

Story-Telling

Alliance Francaise de Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Kids will enjoy stories staged with puppets and drawings, while being exposed to the French language. Side activities facilitate comprehension. Today's story is Le petit ogre veut aller à l'école, a story of an ogre who's learning to read.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

Welcome to the Universe

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

Visitors become space adventurers and set off on a journey to discover the Universe in a way never done before. Travel a billion light-years and back, fly through space, orbit the Moon, zoom into a canyon on Mars, and soar through the cosmic web where a million galaxies shower down. The experience was created utilizing real telescopic data and the best scientific imagery.

Cost: $28 pass (includes admission); $22 kids 3-11

Black Creativity

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

The longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the U.S. features more than 100 dynamic works of art from amateur and professional African-American artists from around the nation.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Exhibit explores Schulz's personal history and his role as the sole inspiration and artistic talent behind Peanuts and its unique cast of characters. Through original cartoons, reproductions and related Peanuts ephemera, guests see how characters were developed and evolved. Schulz's Santa Rosa, Calif. studio, recreated for the first time, allows for a deeper look into his work and life. Kids and families have a chance to exercise their own Schultz-like creativity with activities like making a zoetrope.

Cost: $5, $3 kids 3-11, plus admission

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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