Dr. Megan Foley-Nicpon leads a discussion on twice-exceptional
students, or gifted students with co-existing disabilities. Dr.
Foley-Nicpon discusses best practices for accommodating
twice-exceptional students' needs, which includes identifying and
developing talent domains.
Jam your day with basketball, dodgeball, kickball, scooter
races and more. Pizza provided for lunch.
Stage production includes recreations of famous fables including
The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The
Lion and the Mouse.
Learn about local hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls. The program
includes bird artifacts that visitors can see and touch.
Kids wear pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to a special
evening story time program.
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.