Event in the Discovery Center features a live swordplay demonstration by the Chicago Swordplay Guild, the comedic magician Frankie Ace, games, other fun activities, and snacks for everyone. Families are encouraged to make a $5 donation to The LeaderShop.
A variety of lively activities that are good for every "body."
This special exhibit features water birds including the duck, goose, merganser, grebe, heron and cormorant. View taxidermy bird mounts, play in a pretend pond, see how youmeasure up to a heron wingspan, learn about bird beaks and feet and more.
Exhibit takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The second floor gallery will be transformed into an innovative exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. Visitors will enjoy displays that combine artifacts with the latest in museum technology. Includes a large-scale photograph of York Street in the 1920s that comes to life, an interactive table-top map that allows time travel through the city, kinetic-type graphics and touch screen displays, and a mini-theatre experience showcasing Elmhurst’s people and places.
Features 2,200 square-feet of interactive learning centers right out of the pages of well-known fairytales. Hands-on elements will immerse children in fantasy stories and promote literacy by fostering a love of books, reading and storytelling. A key element of the exhibit focuses on imagination and role playing, which helps children learn about people and events on other sides of the world and ponder the future. Activities include woodworking in Geppetto’s workshop, climbing up Rapunzel’s tower, building houses with the three little pigs, mining for diamonds with Snow White’s dwarves, creating Hansel and Gretel’s candy house, and sitting in Cinderella’s carriage. The exhibit also highlights the morals and lessons of each story.