For many of us, Columbus Day means a day off from school to
celebrate the "discovery" of America. Whether you head into
downtown Chicago for the annual parade, take it as an opportunity
to visit our world-class museums or get outside to enjoy the
changing colors, we have something for everyone to discover this
The Columbus Day parade celebrates Christopher Columbus' historic voyage to America and Italian-American culture.
Come out to play on a day off school. Tickets available online.
Youth groups, scouts and families can spend part of Columbus Day
figuring out how bodies work and how to keep them safe and strong.
Groups wishing to attend an RCC program or host an RCC educator at
their location must make a reservation in advance.
Special exhibit showcases 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the
museum's extensive collection in honor of the museum's 80th
anniversary. These artifacts, carefully selected by MSI curators,
will ignite guests' memories from past exhibits but many will be
revealed for the first time.
One-of-a-kind show features a cast of performers hand-selected
from around the world. The cross-cultural spectacle incorporates
pop and hip-hop music for a modern take on the traditional circus
act. Performances include Caribbean dancers; Irina Markova's comedy
dogs; contortionists; and teeterboard acrobatics. Visit
http://www.universoulcircus.com for information.