Join us for playful activities that celebrate and show our support for LGBTQ families. Connect with other LGBTQ families in the Hospitality Room, decorate a storybook necklace representing your family, help transform our staircase into a giant rainbow, and much more. Check out the full schedule below.
Rainbow Staircase - All Day to the end of June
Help transform our 3-story central staircase into a giant rainbow by adding colorful ribbons every time you visit in May and June.
"What Makes a Family?" Chalkwall - All Day to the end of June
Write your ideas about family on our huge chalkboard; we’re more alike than different!
Visiting Artist Drop-in Studio: Rick Proper and Leah Ball - 12-4 pm
Come join Chicago artists Rick Proper and Leah Ball in the art studio to learn about their work and make a big collaborative piece together!
Hospitality Suite - 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Enjoy snacks, music, LGBTQ family-focused resources and information, and story time for LGBTQ families and allies. All welcome!
Family Storybook Necklaces - 11 am-2 pm
Make and take a storybook necklace representing how you think and feel about family.
- 5 Easy Ways Parents can be LGBTQ-Friendly
- 10 Easy Ways to be LGBTQ-Friendly
- LGBTQ-Inclusive Books
- LGBTQ Glossary
- Chicago Children's Museum Inclusion Paper
- LGBTQ-Friendly Classroom Assesment
- Value of a $27 Sign - ACM Article
Chicago Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Family Equality Council, the Illinois Safe School Alliance, and Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Gender & Sex Development Program.