The American Indian Center of Chicago presents an educational,
fun day focusing on the history and heritage of the Native American
Indian culture in this country and area.
Brian Moskalik, Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University
of St. Francis, introduces the world of miniature predators. View
local spiders, praying mantises and even exotic tarantulas,
discover why these creatures are important and make a spider craft
to take home.
Relive the exciting and interesting history of the Grand Old
Game and enjoy the fast-paced action of bare knuckle base ball
based on the original rules from 1858. Bring lawn chairs and
blankets. Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Bring some sidewalk chalk to help decorate the concourse.
Everyone is welcome to stick around for postgame autographs with
players and coaches. May 19; June 2, 9 and 23; July 7, 14 and 28;
August 4 and 18.
Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of a rock and roll singer, Conrad
Birdie, who is about to be inducted into the army. Rose, his
agent's secretary, concocts one final national publicity plan
before Conrad's induction.
Games, crafts and inflatables, plus free ice cream.
Includes two stages of live world music, ethnic food,
entertainment for children, and a diverse arts and crafts
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.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .