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Wednesday, June 29

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am-12:30pm Hide/Show

Join us every day in the Pritzker Playspace, an intimate setting exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It's a great place to meet other families, get inspired and play!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1-4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 10am-12:30pm

Kids Create: Squish with Pulp 10am-1pmHide/Show

Paper starts with pulp! Young children can explore, mix, mold and more with this squishy stuff.

  • Other Dates
  • No future dates

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

Transform our three-story staircase into a giant rainbow by adding colorful ribbons on each visit.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-8pm

What Makes a Family? Chalk Wall 10am-5pmHide/Show

Share your ideas about what makes a family on our 20-foot-long community chalkboard. Were more alike than different!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-8pm

Leave a Mark 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Contribute to an intriguing, shared drawing as you explore color, shape and motion.

  • Other Dates
  • No future dates

Stuffed Art 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Is it a stuffed animal or is it art? Yes and yes! Create your own comfy creature to call your own.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Thursday, June 30

Target Free Family Night 5-8 pm Hide/Show

Free admission for all visitors

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pmHide/Show

Join us every day in the Pritzker Playspace, an intimate setting exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It's a great place to meet other families, get inspired and play!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1-4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 10am-12:30pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-8pmHide/Show

Transform our three-story staircase into a giant rainbow by adding colorful ribbons on each visit.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-8pm

What Makes a Family? Chalk Wall 10am-8pmHide/Show

Share your ideas about what makes a family on our 20-foot-long community chalkboard. Were more alike than different!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-8pm

Send It Flying 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

At 11:15am, design and tinker with a paper flyer to make it soar higher and higher in our wind tunnel. At 2:15pm, construct a spaceship and blast it off with nothing but the force of air.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

You can always make whatever you want, but this month were offering you a tinkering challenge: engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: During open hours
  • Friday, July 01: During open hours
  • Saturday, July 02: During open hours
  • Sunday, July 03: During open hours
  • Monday, July 04: During open hours

Friday, July 1

Stuffed Art 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Is it a stuffed animal or is it art? Yes and yes! Create your own comfy creature to call your own.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Engineering 101 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Build it, test it, make it better. Tinker with tools and materials to make something that does something! Its a chance to practice some of the reflective strategies engineers use during the creative process.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, July 04: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

You can always make whatever you want, but this month were offering you a tinkering challenge: engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: During open hours
  • Friday, July 01: During open hours
  • Saturday, July 02: During open hours
  • Sunday, July 03: During open hours
  • Monday, July 04: During open hours

Petite Chefs Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pmHide/Show

Join chefs from the Washburne Culinary Institute as they introduce your taste buds to healthy, wonderful foods--and share some delicious secrets! This program is included in admission, but space is limited. Ask at check-in where you can pick up free tickets, available one hour before each session. Each participant receives a free Petite Chefs cookbook! The Petite Chefs program is supported by The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, July 08: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, July 15: Hourly, 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, July 22: Hourly, 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, July 29: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm

Saturday, July 2

Stuffed Art 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Is it a stuffed animal or is it art? Yes and yes! Create your own comfy creature to call your own.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am-noon & 1-3pmHide/Show

Join us every day in the Pritzker Playspace, an intimate setting exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It's a great place to meet other families, get inspired and play!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1-4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 10am-12:30pm

Engineering 101 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Build it, test it, make it better. Tinker with tools and materials to make something that does something! Its a chance to practice some of the reflective strategies engineers use during the creative process.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, July 04: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

You can always make whatever you want, but this month were offering you a tinkering challenge: engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: During open hours
  • Friday, July 01: During open hours
  • Saturday, July 02: During open hours
  • Sunday, July 03: During open hours
  • Monday, July 04: During open hours

Sunday, July 3

Free First Sunday Hide/Show

Stuffed Art 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Is it a stuffed animal or is it art? Yes and yes! Create your own comfy creature to call your own.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 1-4pmHide/Show

Join us every day in the Pritzker Playspace, an intimate setting exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It's a great place to meet other families, get inspired and play!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1-4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 10am-12:30pm

Engineering 101 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Build it, test it, make it better. Tinker with tools and materials to make something that does something! Its a chance to practice some of the reflective strategies engineers use during the creative process.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, July 04: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

You can always make whatever you want, but this month were offering you a tinkering challenge: engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: During open hours
  • Friday, July 01: During open hours
  • Saturday, July 02: During open hours
  • Sunday, July 03: During open hours
  • Monday, July 04: During open hours

Monday, July 4

Stuffed Art 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Is it a stuffed animal or is it art? Yes and yes! Create your own comfy creature to call your own.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am-12:30pm Hide/Show

Join us every day in the Pritzker Playspace, an intimate setting exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It's a great place to meet other families, get inspired and play!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1-4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 10am-12:30pm

Engineering 101 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Build it, test it, make it better. Tinker with tools and materials to make something that does something! Its a chance to practice some of the reflective strategies engineers use during the creative process.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, July 04: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

You can always make whatever you want, but this month were offering you a tinkering challenge: engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: During open hours
  • Friday, July 01: During open hours
  • Saturday, July 02: During open hours
  • Sunday, July 03: During open hours
  • Monday, July 04: During open hours

Tuesday, July 5

Stuffed Art 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Is it a stuffed animal or is it art? Yes and yes! Create your own comfy creature to call your own.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am-12:30pm Hide/Show

Join us every day in the Pritzker Playspace, an intimate setting exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It's a great place to meet other families, get inspired and play!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 1-4pm
  • Monday, July 04: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 10am-12:30pm

Engineering 101 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Build it, test it, make it better. Tinker with tools and materials to make something that does something! Its a chance to practice some of the reflective strategies engineers use during the creative process.

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, July 01: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Saturday, July 02: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, July 03: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, July 04: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 05: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

You can always make whatever you want, but this month were offering you a tinkering challenge: engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 30: During open hours
  • Friday, July 01: During open hours
  • Saturday, July 02: During open hours
  • Sunday, July 03: During open hours
  • Monday, July 04: During open hours