Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple
orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized
fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda,
will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall
and features a working udder that recirculates the water that
Discover what fish live at The Morton Arboretum and paint with
Make your own cape; pledge your real (or make believe) powers;
design, build and test customized flying machines; create a super
sidekick in the Kraft Artabounds Studio; and complete the museum's
series of exhibit-based challenges to acquire and wield your many
All season, Wonder Works allows children to decorate and plant
their own 6" flowerpots. This special opportunity supports the
Wonder Works Organic Garden.
Wonder Works allows children to spend as much, or as little,
time creating art as they need; gently guided by our artist in
residence. We provide a plethora of both recycled and new
materials, ideas for projects (or children can create by their own
design) and hours of opportunity to explore their creative
The show based on the classic tale runs from April 16-Aug.
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.
An all new family fable featuring sea shanties, wild mechanical
objects, theatrical clowning, hand-painted imagery, shadow puppets
and an innovative sound design. Performances are April 10-May
26, 2013 at Chicago Children's Theatre's new home, the Ruth
Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.
Family-friendly 6:30 p.m. Thursday shows are preceded with a free
pizza party starting at 5:45 p.m. Thursday evenings are $25 for
dinner and show. On Friday evenings, families are encouraged to
kick off their weekend at the 6:30 p.m. show, and stay after for a
post-show craft party. Friday evenings are $25 for show and
The children's musical will be presented from April 24 through
June 1. Regular performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday through
Friday and Saturdays at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (except for Saturday, May
4). There will also be a 10 a.m.performance Tuesday, April 30. A
meet-and-greet breakfast with the characters is offered on
April 27, May 11, May 18, May 25, and June 1 at 11:30 a.m., with
the performance at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. The Breakfast Buffet
package price for adults is $25 and $22 for children 12 and
Oliver follows the adventures of young orphan Oliver Twist.
Forced into the scheming underworld of pick-pocketing, Oliver finds
himself caught in a tug-of-war with his family and the sinister
characters he has met in the streets of London. Performances run
April 4-June 2, 2013.