Features Antique and collectible dolls and toys from the 19th
and 20th centuries, plus some modern and reproduction toys that are
available for hands-on fun.
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
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.
Special exhibit showcases 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the
museum's extensive collection in honor of the museum's 80th
anniversary. These artifacts, carefully selected by MSI curators,
will ignite guests' memories from past exhibits but many will be
revealed for the first time.
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.
Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the
talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to
the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws
Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters,
along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic
Visit the Ancient Art of the Americas galleries to explore
carved and painted Mayan hieroglyphs, then stop into the studios to
draw a picture-symbols.
Free, fun and educational arts project for kids. Projects change
A new food and a outdoor market experience with yummy treats,
family-friendly live music, lots of shade, and a playground area.
The Nosh is every Saturday at The Pritzker School Playground, on
Damen Ave between Evergreen & Schiller.
Meet Mark Twain as he shares two of his famous
stories: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras
County and The Diaries of Adam and
Eve. Appropriate for all ages. Performances are
weekends in September. Performances are each Saturday and
Sunday. The first Sunday performance of each month will be a
low-impact hike (suitable for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs).
Each performance lasts approximately three hours, so please wear
comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and bring a chair or
blanket, water bottle and insect repellent. All performances begin
at the Thornhill Shelter (Parking Lot 21). Performances run Sept.