Visit the Fox Valley Wildlife Center at the Lurie Garden. Observe common urban reptiles and mammals, learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in this urban environment.
Admission is free for kids 11 and under. It's a great opportunity to see the zoo's seasonal exhibits before they close.
The experts from Anderson Pest Solutions introduce children to nature's Good Guy bugs, such as Hercules beetles, giant lubber grasshoppers, giant pumpkin millipedes and more. Find out how these insects contribute to our environment.
Kids make their very own pizza and choose from a variety of toppings. Plus they make a seasonal salad to go along with their delicious creations.
The workshop provides children at all levels with a tangible means to improve their chess skill through instruction, practice and one-on-one coaching. Features opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and winning endgame technique. In addition, puzzling, analysis of famous games and tournament-like game playing will be included. Students will be grouped according to skill level. www.2014augustchess.eventbee.com
Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse
themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from
around the world. A field guide is
available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the
exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through
a window into the pupa emergence room.
Try out some goofy faces, learn a wacky walk or build an arsenal of original knock-knock jokes. Once your material is ready, it's time to hit the stage and showcase your best bits at the Children's Museum's own comedy club.
Exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where kids can explore how scientists impact health and wellness through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.
Exhibit highlights the longtime rivalry between the fans of these two storied teams. This cultural history exposé covers all the bases of the crosstown rivalry to examine concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former players, sports journalists and broadcasters; and fan souvenirs and ephemera.
Exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive black characters for the first time in television history. It was the first time that cartoons like Josie And The Pussy Cats, Kid Power and Star Trek featured strong, positive black female characters. It was also the first time that black people like Bill Cosby and Berry Gordy led the development of animated television programming featuring black characters.