Chicago Children's Museum
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Many familiar characters will be featured including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" Activities will give visitors the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. The exhibit will also feature prints of illustrations, including sketches and other preliminary materials, by Mo Willems. Visitors can: Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sidedphone booth, make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation, put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit, spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises, dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show, stack lightweight blocks to create their own terrible monster or funny friend, launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie, and ry out art techniques that Mo uses for his own books.
Event Cost: Free with museum admission.
Event Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.