Celebrate the arrival of David Rogers' Big Bugs with a
bug-o-palooza. Take part in buggy games, beneficial bug releases
and an insect petting zoo.
Spend an evening around a flickering campfire while celebrating
Mother's Day by learning about local animals that lay eggs, and
discover the variety of eggs laid in the water, soil and high above
the ground. Campfire snacks are provided. Registration is
requested. Kids must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Brass, woodwind, percussion and string musicians of the
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra present a variety of
Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers inside all of
us through animated and live-action short films from Denmark,
England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden,
Turkey, and the U.S.
Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers who care for
us through animated and live-action short films from Canada,
Hungary, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the U.S.
A new interactive tour designed especially for families or
kids interested in learning more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his
first public building. The 90-minute journey explores Unity
Temple's history and a few of its best kept secrets. Refreshments
will be served after the tour.
Discover some industrious builders on an exploratory hike
through forest and field, then try a natural construction
Test your knowledge and skill and complete different activities
and mental tasks as you gather prizes along the way. Assemble a
team of up to four people.
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.
Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit
of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials
including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On
display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug,
damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly,
grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug
detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus,
they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus
an edible insects program for the whole family.