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Visiting Artist Workshop: Cardboard Masks

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

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.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

In the Park with Civic

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chamber ensembles from the Civic Orchestra present free, interactive concerts in neighborhoods across Chicago as part of the MusiCorps in the Park with Civic series, a music education and advocacy program.

When: 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Egg Hunt

Bosley Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

May also feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts and photo opportunities with the bunny.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Pigeon Palooza Party

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mo Willems' pigeon character. Miss Linda and Miss Mack will give voice to Mo's characters in spirited performance. Plus, games, activities and snacks.

When: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

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

Welcome to the Universe

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

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

Scenes from the Stone Age

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux transports visitors to the Lascaux cave in France, where they'll discover prehistoric cave paintings. Walk through a full-sized replica of the cave, meet a lifelike stone-age family and play with interactive displays explaining the life of people who may have inhabited the cave.

Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the museum.

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Creatures of Light

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

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.

Cost: Free with admission

Animal Inside Out

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

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.

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Food: The Nature of Eating

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

A new exhibit that explores how food connects us to the natural world and to each other. Sights, smells and tastes benchmark the story of food as it journeys into our stomachs and imagination. Includes hands-on interactives, family activities and active public programs.

Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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