Geospace, Estimation, Measuring, Subitizing. What is a prism?
How do we use spheres? BIG words of math come into play in a class
with a geometric theme.
This special exhibit features the Apatosaurus, one of the
largest land animals that ever existed. View an Apatosaurus
skull and leg bones, see how you measure up to an Apatosaurus leg
and footprint, touch a fossilized dinosaur bone and coprolite and
The Wonder Works exhibits are populated with a wide variety of
pretend sea life that can be part of your child's play. Search for
the plastic fish or whales in the Great Outdoors, adopt a farm
animal under the life-sized cow, build a zoo for the plastic
mammals in Build It, or identify the plush birds in the orchard.
New creatures are rotated in every month.
A guided glimpse into the world of outdoor play will depend on
the day. Possibilities include snowman and snow fort building with
natural materials or garden scavenger hunt for natural objects.
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Search for gnomes in the Children's Garden using your best "I
Spy" skills. Checklist provided.
Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and allows them to express themselves in a positive way.
Children and adults can explore their creative sides in this
fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily,
trained facilitators assist with the artistic process, while
children create masterpeices. The drop-in art studio is open 10:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday; 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they
present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message.
Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling &
Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere
musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people
names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show.
Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago
and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.