Guests can write a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint
on life-size polar bear statues. Kids participate in
polar bear-themed activities, including tracing and decorating
their carbon footprint, and hands-on learning in an activity that
features helping miniature polar bear figures navigate ice floes in
a sensory bin filled with water. Zookeepers host a Zoo
Chat at 11:30 a.m. and share interesting facts about Brookfield
Zoo's polar bears. Guests are also encouraged to join
the Thermostat Challenge, an effort to raise awareness
about how daily actions impact polar bears and their sea ice
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
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
This third installment continues the marriage of classic
literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts
along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin
reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate
critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and
laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct.
29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a
matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and
the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the
University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance
examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to
family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June
After school programming for kids with special needs that
includes a healthy snack, arts and crafts, physical activity, and
Programming promotes appropriate behavior and interaction for
tweens and teens with special need, utilizing the 5-point scale,
social stories and other visual aides to increase socialization.
Ideal for individuals with autism.