Includes Easter Egg hunts in the hay maze and
surrounding areas, toddler hay mazes, hayrides through
the fields and the chance see the two bull calves born in January.
Kids can also check out the new baby chickens and some bigger hens
as well. Easter Egg hunts at 2 p.m.; eggs will have
prizes including fun treats and seed packets.
Check out a collection of showcase of unique rocks, gems and
other "earthly" specimens. Touch beautiful crystals, examine the
Illinois state rocks and minerals and take home a rock creation of
Amber Marsh creates cardboard puppets and masks for
professional theater companies across Chicago. Join Amber to create
a cardboard mask and experiment with patterns to transform flat
cardboard into wearable, 3D fun.
Kalapriya introduces the grace and symbolism behind the gestures
of traditional Indian dance in their special performance, "If
Peacocks Could Fly." The audience is invited to join the company to
tell a story through dance.
A short hike leads kids to various bird habitats where they
search for "eggs" of local birds. Everyone finds "eggs" and
everyone gets a prize
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
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.
Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence, from the
glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand's famous Waitomo
Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark
depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light
is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend
against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing
ability to glow.
The exhibition showcases more than 100 animal specimens
that have been preserved through the process of
Plastination. From goats to giraffes and octopuses to
ostriches, guests will see the inner workings of some of the
world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution
of animals and the natural world.