Learn more about polar bears - and what can be done to help them. The zoo offers twice-daily Arctic activities at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Resident polar bear Anana will be in for some extra treats, and staff and volunteers will be giving away free passes to see To The Arctic 3Dat Navy Pier IMAX Theater.Cost: Free
Using the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) guide, Every Child Ready to Read, explore the five main skills children need to have before they reach kindergarten and how to foster those skills at home. Materials are provided.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
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.Cost: Free
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
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.Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors
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 feelCost: Free with admission
Learn about Chicago's two World's Fairs though the
experiences of three Elmhurst residents during the 1893 and 1933-34
fairs and explore rare artifacts.
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
Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters, along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.Cost: Donations accepted
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