Kids can play in the straw maze, take a 30-minute hayride
through the snowy fields, visit with the horses and check out the
new Scottish Highland bull calves who were born in early
Activities include: an epic battle of good vs. evil as heroes
join forces to save MINILAND from an invasion of criminal villains;
a hero-themed costume contest; a super hero scavenger hunt for a
chance to win four free annual passes; build your own
crime-fighting super hero; creative building challenges for a
chance to win prizes; and more.
Kids learn self-expression and confidence in performance skills
through an Indian Dance for Kids class while parents relax with the
de-stressing light cardio of Chinese Tai Chi.
Parenting class that would be helpful for parents of newborns
through high school age. Program was developed by the Love and
Logic Institute and the facilitator has been trained by the Love
and Logic Institute.
Practical Alice follows a peculiar rabbit down his hole and
finds herself a magical fabulous world. Join her for a tea party
with the Mad Hatter, a croquet match with the Red Queen,and a wild
journey with Cheshire Cat.
Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the
forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of
the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear
mount and more.
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.
The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a
Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the
design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The
bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning
opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional
representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.
Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel,
with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones,
using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a
reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion
instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how
music makes you feel
Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private
collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of
his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and
his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and
multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a
chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens.
View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early
century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories
and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles
and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.