Little ones sing, clap and dance with their caregiver to up-tempo songs that focus on the natural world around them. Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4.When: 1:45 p.m.
Kids learn self-expression and confidence in performance skills through an Indian Dance for Kids class while parents relax with the de-stressing light cardio of Chinese Tai Chi.When: 1-2 p.m.
Bring your favorite Elmo and create a sculpture of him, make Elmo a birthday card that we'll send to Sesame Street, sing "Happy Birthday," and play in Elmo's jungle bounce house. Plus cake and party favors.When: 1-3 p.m.
Take a tour of the new Heaven and Earth exhibit, learn about the importance of birds in Ancient Egypt, and look at the bird mummies on display. Then wrap "bird" mummies exactly like the Ancient Egyptians did.When: 1:30-3:30 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
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.Cost: Free with admission
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