"Guisto the Giraffe" is the Third Animal Character representing Fairness in the Character Counts! program. Do simple arts and crafts and read a special story together. Registration required.When: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Learn who lays the biggest egg and who lays the smallest. Discover which animals in our community lay eggs and if they take care of their young. Go on a hike to search for eggs, big and small.When: 4-5:15 p.m.
Lactation consultant Barbara Hardin from The Mother's Milk Company, and Katrina Pavlik from Breastfeed Chicago give advice on nursing, pumping, milk storage, safety, useful tips, accessories and more. Enjoy discounted retail shopping, delicous snacks and a raffle. Lap babies are welcome. RSVP at http://www.npnparents.org/events/1592.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Parents, educators, and professionals are invited to learn about Lindamood-Bell's program for reading, comprehension, spelling and math. We will also discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges—including the symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADD/HD, and autism spectrum disorders.When: 6 p.m.
Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a cool and cozy space that's all your own.Cost: Free with admission
Explore the magic that happens when soap, water, and air combine. Use wild wands to makebubbles big and small. Catch, dance with and even step inside giant bubbles.Cost: Free with admission
The exhibit features the rare Black Java and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from March 18-June 16.When: Open during regular museum hours
A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.Cost: Free with admission
Kids will be able to explore the pet vet office and learn a new respect for creatures as they nurse sick and injured animals back to health on the examining and operating tables; examine x-rays; get play animals clean; determine what diet is best and make a healthy meal; climb aboard a large format animal scale; help the lost pets find their correct homes and clamber through the pet obstacle course.Cost: Free with admission