Discuss the methods and tools of tree tapping, as well as
collection and making of maple syrup. Pre-registration required.
Please dress for the weather.
Explore the ideas from nature that inspired some great
scientific inventions. Participants watch a short presentation and
visit stations to experiment with some of nature's inventions, then
end with a hike outside to make discoveries.
Megan Hovany, whose "A Windy Day" mural adorns the
wall outside the Unboxed exhibit, helps guests create a
mini-cardboard relief mural.
Famous fairy tales as you've never seen them before. Jack is
trying to escape from the Giant, but other fairy tale characters
keep getting in his way.
Celebration includes African dance performances and poetry
readings plus a marketplace featuring food, jewelry and
Family drop-in program includes crafts, books and board games,
along with breakfast treats from Blue Max Coffee. Plus, a fun story
time by the fireplace at 10:30.
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