Are you ready to go a little green? It's the month to celebrate the earth, and there are fun, family-friendly events all throughout Chicagoland.
Guests can interact with a number of robots including PARO, the furry baby seal therapy robot, and Sphero, the speedy robotic ball guests can control with an app. Demonstrations from university, after-school and hobbyist robotics teams will also take place. Robots designed by Chicago-area student and amateur teams will be on display, and guests can watch a live robotics competition. Other activities include make-your-own robot antenna, discover your robot name, and more.
This free family festival is filled with interactive games, art activities, performances, wellness screenings and fitness. At 8 a.m., 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
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.