See color in a whole new light at Kohl Children's Museum's Color
Play exhibit, then head outside to the newly renovated Habitat
Color Play features more than a dozen stations where kids can
explore the connection between light and color and the general
science and art of color. "Everything is hands-on, ready for them
to explore," says Janella Watson, marketing and sales manager for
the museum. Exploration will lead to learning at stations like
Prism's Rainbow where kids separate white light into color. Nearby,
they can create a color storm of flying feathers by pedaling with
their hands. An exhibit highlight is the Color Play House with
three multi-hued rooms that transform at the flip of a light
Outside, Habitat Park offers four new additions to explore.
Touch the new water-painting wall, see bugs and hear birds in the
Sensory Garden and let little ones release their inner monkey on
the Animal Movements climbing structure. "The basic point ... is to
mimic the movement of the animals in their natural habitat," Watson
says. Other additions include the Imagination Hut and Demonstration
Area, where environment experts and museum staff will lead
Habitat Park is a permanent exhibit but you may want to get your
kids out there while it's warm. Color Play is open until Sept. 6.
Adults and children are $7.50. Children under 1 are free. Visit www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org
for museum hours.
Let us plan your weekend with the best family events and activities in Chicagoland.
Start the week right with deals, prizes, parent life hacks and more delivered straight to your inbox.
Need last-minute ideas for a weekend of family fun? No worries. We've got you.
Get the inside scoop on the people, places and things we are loving right now.
Resources, tips, inspiration and more for parents of children with special needs.
Score exclusive offers from our fabulous advertisers.