Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but
the Adler Planetarium has developed a new 100 Days of Wonder
program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their
children. The program runs in conjunction with Adler's new show
"Cosmic Wonder" and encourages families to wonder, observe and
discover through various science programming.
The program includes solar observing through Chicago 's largest
public telescope, talking with an astronomer, family activities in
Planet Explorers, and weekly astro challenges through
Facebook and Twitter. Special
family-friendly daily activities will be available at the museum
through activity carts manned by Adler staff and volunteers. These
10-minute hands-on experiences will be located through the museum's
On Aug. 12, Adler moves its activities to Cantigny in Wheaton to
watch the Perseid meteor shower. The event features activities for
the whole family, including shows for children in the Adler's
portable planetarium dome, telescope viewing and stargazing,
hands-on educational activities and a lecture by an Adler
astronomer. Tickets go on sale in July for this event.
If you're on a budget this summer, take advantage of Adler's
free Illinois resident days June 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12. The 100
Days of Wonder Program runs from May16-Aug. 23. For more
Liz DeCarlo is the former senior editor at Chicago Parent.
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