Bring your budding naturalist to Irons Oaks to explore the
natural world together. Each session a different natural
topic is explored with activities, stories, games, or an art
project. Dec. 13: Winter Birds; Jan. 23: Snow Fun; Feb. 13: Animal
Families can visit the Family Pavilion Stage for a professional
photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Santa reads a story aloud, before he and Mrs. Claus tale photos
and mingle. A special lunch of a slice of pizza or hot dog and a
small drink, plus 10 game credit can be purchased for $3.
Enjoy dinner, games, photos with Santa and more.
One of the Chicago area's largest and most spectacular
holiday light displays, encompassing a 1.8-mile drive-through
course. Features larger-than-life holiday characters,
children-oriented figures, and mythical creatures, plus
architectural lighting. A special visit from Santa
takes place on Dec. 7-9, 15-16 and 21-23.
Adjacent to Macy's in the fountain will be giant ornamental
display. The three holiday trees display light shows set to music.
A walk-through tree will be located near the Koi Pond. As you
approach, the lighting changes. There will also be a skating rink
near Bloomingdales that launches Nov. 17 (weather permitting). The
price to skate per person is $12 and $10 if you bring your own
Model trains will wind their way through a miniature village set
in a field of poinsettias. The village is made entirely of natural
materials and features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous
buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and
Chicago Water Tower Place. Nov. 26-Jan. 8.
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank
of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of
the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build
miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and
metal and much more.
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.
A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of
Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of
manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired
by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the
exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and
machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a
matchbox car, just to name a few.