More than a dozen students from Young Women's Leadership Charter
School lead museum activities, from answering visitors'
questions about the river's fascinating history to water quality
testing demonstrations and other educational activities.
Celebrate Earth Day with Kidworks Touring Theatre's production
"Global Warming! What's a Kid to Do?" as the actors portray TV
newscasters uncovering the scoop on climate change. Children in the
audience volunteer to portray endangered monkeys, penguins and fish
in the Great Barrier Reef, as all are inspired to recycle and make
a difference on this planet. Get tickets through Kidworks (773)
972-7112 or Prairie Trails Library, (708) 430-3688.
Take a hike to search for all buds, big and small, and the
answers to questions. Dress for the weather.
Local environmental organizations explain their roles in
greening the community and share ideas on how we can
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.
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 .
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.
Children and families can innovate and
interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world
around them. Visitors design, build, test
and retest with real tools and materials.
The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President,
from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various
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.