Kids can land on the Moon, explore the surface of Mars, and shoot past asteroids—all while in their pajamas! Features educator-led, hands-on science activities, shows in the Grainger Sky Theater, and award-winning exhibitions. Light snacks, continental breakfast, two sky shows, and telescope observing (weather permitting) are included. Feb. 5, March 4 and 11, April 1, May 6, June 3.
See an exhibit of vintage firefighting-themed Valentines cards and tour the historic Old Central Fire Station. Visitors can also create their own vintage valentines, either for themselves, or to be delivered to the brave firefighters in Aurora.
Participants can make Valentine’s Day cards for patients and families of Lurie Children’s Hospital and for family and friends, too.
Kids make and glaze clay projects and take a break for lunch. BYO nut-free lunch. Completed pieces will be ready for pick up in 3 weeks. Registration is required. Feb. 5, 15.
Kids enjoy a full day of art lessons in lieu of CPS that day. Bring a nut-free lunch.
Come to play during these specially scheduled play hours, no reservations required.
An unforgettable night of music and dancing at Monastero’s Ristorante. Dads and daughters are invited to enjoy dinner, dessert and a candy buffet. Highlights of the evening also include music, dancing and DJ-led games, and the chance to capture the moment with a special Daddy-Daughter photo at our photo booth.
An annual royal ball for girls and their special dates. Lovely gowns, music, dancing and refreshments will enhance the magical atmosphere.
Make fancy scrap art and paper lace Valentines inspired by those Prairie Avenue residents exchanged during the Gilded Age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.