Discover how different Skokie cultures recognize and celebrate Earth Day in their home countries, and join in Earth Day rituals, ceremonies and activities from around the world. Earth-friendly foods will be available for sale.
Be prepared for a 1.5-mile hike and enjoy stories and folklore about the beautiful native flowers.
Visit a Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. This open house, with volunteers in historical attire, centers around the Powers family and their contribution to the Civil War.
Use high tech, low tech, and no tech to bring imaginative worlds to life. Create dramatic costumes in the Art Lab. In the nearby science lab, place yourself inside your favorite early childhood storybook with augmented reality and green screen technology. Across the hall in the Tinker Lab, use programming and coding to invent a virtual world with digital technology on iPads using Scratch Jr. software from MIT.
An interactive work comprised of 15 largescale seesaws with special LED lighting and sound, activated through the motion of its users. When in use, the seesaws create a dynamic, ever-changing field of light and sound. Through repetition, rhythm and syncopation, the art work serves as a largescale urban instrument, intended to activate the surrounding public space and engage participants.
Located in the room across from the Museum’s electric HO gauge model railroad, the exhibit displays popular and homemade toys that entertained children without electricity, from army figurines to tea sets, board games, dollhouses, erector sets, irons, stoves, cabins, and more.
For his 15th consecutive year, MLB- sanctioned artist Opie Otterstad created a celebratory masterpiece titled, It Happened: Cubs 2016 World Victory, which captures the historic moment The Cubs became World Series Champions. The Chicago Cubs World Series celebration paintings will be on public display at Narrative Gallery, featuring special in-gallery appearances by Otterstad (April 8-9).
Stroll or bike along the path and read "The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR!"