It's the month to celebrate the earth, and Chicago-area groups are finding all sorts of ways to tell Mother Nature "thank you".
Some of the robots on display include Murata
Boy, a robot that can get around just like a
human; Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) Suit, an
exoskeleton suit that magnifies its user's
, small, magnetic blocks that create a robot that can
drive around a tabletop or respond to light, sound and
temperature; Paro Therapeutic Robot,
a soft, furry seal that has helped reduce stress for hospital
and nursing home patients. Creators of several of these robots also
will be on hand to discuss them.
This free family festival is filled with interactive games, art activities, performances, wellness screenings and fitness. Beforehand, take the two-mile walk from the museum to the UIC Forum. Visit website for more information.
ReptileFest features hundreds of animals for visitors to touch, hold and look at. Experts are on hand to answer questions about reptiles and amphibians.
Celebrate the release of Laura's third kids' CD, In a Heartbeat. Laura and her band will play every song on the album and the audience will see favorite characters, Domingo the Flamingo and Jazzasaurus, appear as puppets. After the show, Laura signs CDs and meets fans.
This new outdoor exhibit opens April 27. Shedd staff members guide guests through the 15-minute touch experience, while providing interesting facts about stingrays, including information about how choosing sustainable seafoodprotects stingrays in global waters.
Learn to appreciate the special parts of a tree and then learn to draw those parts - the leaves, the trunk, the branches and the bark. Sheila Cohen is creative artist and designer of Ishkabibble Design Studio, and teaches art for children and design for adults at Monart Drawing Studio.
The largest gluten free expo in the nation comes to Schaumburg April 20-21, with almost 200 vendors. Families can try samples and even buy products directly from vendors.
This new exhibit, opening April 6, uses interactive elements to help kids understand the links between prehistoric creatures and animals of today.
Fly kites, make bubbles and enjoy a special treat. For those who do not have a kite, learn how to make one.