Hold baby lambs, goats, chicks, piglet and calf, and watch
the sheep being sheared. Cameras are welcome.
If you're looking for an alternative to skating at
Millennium Park this winter, look up. Way up-94 stories, to be
exact. Touted as the World's Highest Ice Skating Rink, the 94th
floor of the John Hancock Center gives ice skaters a bird's-eye
view of the city and the lake.
At 20 feet by 45 feet, the rink is probably too small to
be your solo destination of the day, but paired with a trip to see
the view from the Hancock, it's a nice way for kids to burn off
energy while parents enjoy the great view. And because it's
synthetic ice, skaters stay warm and don't get wet.
The rink is scheduled to be open for skating from 9
a.m.-11 p.m. through April 18. A 25-minute skate session costs $6
(in addition to the cost to get into the Hancock Observatory). You
can bring your own skates or rent some there for a
Celebrate the return of the sunny days of spring with family
workshops, scavenger hunts and hands-on exhibition activities.
Plus, special solar observing in the Doane Observatory on
Professor McBumble's group of traveling actor's teach the
lesson's of Anti-Bullying by using fairtales as their backdrop.
Performances run from Jan. 23-May 3 at various locations. Check
website for dates and location schedule.
Blue Man Group performances are a celebration of human connection. Mixing art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology, the show encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child and see the world through a new perspective. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Men unify the audience for the show’s celebratory climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party.
The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy
afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The
Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this gray day--but will Sally
and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? Performances
run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.
When happily ever after isn't what he expected, the Frog Prince
heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true
amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty,
Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Performances
run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.
The Emperor is beloved as a chic trendsetter, but his ridiculous
fashion tax is bankrupting the country. Determined to be a hero for
the ages, one young girl travels to the royal palace to confront
the superficial ruler and teach him a lesson about what really
matters. Runs 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from March
23-April 28 (no performances Sunday, March 31). At noon each
performances day, kids can join in the Stories Come Alive! hour for
an additional $10.
Performances run March 6-24 on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30
p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 8
p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.
Chronicles the creation of the universe and key biblical events
through the Passion and Resurrection. The production is suitable
for all ages and uses music and large-scale puppetry. Performances
are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb.