Explore the city's stories with your family through interactive activities, make-and-take crafts, music, performances, and more. Dec. 14: Artifacts. Touch, look, and talk about objects from Chicago's past with your family. Jan. 11: Prairie. Imagine what Chicago looked like before it was a city. Investigate the prairie plants that used to grow here: from gigantic flowers to far-reaching fields. Feb. 8: Maps. Use a compass and connect artifacts to where they came from in the city. Follow clues and share stories.