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Monday, December 18

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:30 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Crystal painting 11:15 amHide/Show

Paint a picture with our not-so-secret recipe.  As your painting dries you’ll have a crystal surprise!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 22: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 23: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 29: 11:15 am

Animal Tracks 2:15 pmHide/Show

Ever wonder what animals are hanging out by your home? Learn how to recognize their tracks in the mud or snow! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 20: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 27: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 27: 2:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours

Tuesday, December 19

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:30 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Winter Scenes 11:15 amHide/Show

What colors bring to mind the beauty and delights of snow, ice and early nights? Create a picture to express your vision.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 20: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 11:15 am
  • Tuesday, December 26: 11:15 am
  • Thursday, December 28: 11:15 am

Crystal painting 2:15 pmHide/Show

Paint a picture with our not-so-secret recipe.  As your painting dries you’ll have a crystal surprise!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 22: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 23: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 29: 11:15 am

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours

Wednesday, December 20

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:30 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Animal Tracks 11:15 amHide/Show

Ever wonder what animals are hanging out by your home? Learn how to recognize their tracks in the mud or snow! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 20: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 27: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 27: 2:15 pm

Winter Scenes 2:15 pmHide/Show

What colors bring to mind the beauty and delights of snow, ice and early nights? Create a picture to express your vision.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 20: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 11:15 am
  • Tuesday, December 26: 11:15 am
  • Thursday, December 28: 11:15 am

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours

Thursday, December 21

Target Free Family Night 5-8 pm Hide/Show

Free admission for all visitors

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:30 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:30 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Winter Scenes 11:15 amHide/Show

What colors bring to mind the beauty and delights of snow, ice and early nights? Create a picture to express your vision.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 20: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 11:15 am
  • Tuesday, December 26: 11:15 am
  • Thursday, December 28: 11:15 am

Crystal painting 2:15 pmHide/Show

Paint a picture with our not-so-secret recipe.  As your painting dries you’ll have a crystal surprise!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 22: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 23: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 29: 11:15 am

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 5 pm - 8 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours

Friday, December 22

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:30 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Crystal painting 11:15 amHide/Show

Paint a picture with our not-so-secret recipe.  As your painting dries you’ll have a crystal surprise!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 22: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 23: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 29: 11:15 am

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours

Saturday, December 23

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 1 pm - 3 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Holiday Playdough Workshop 1, 2, 3 & 4 pmHide/Show

Join in our annual dough sculpture workshop! Shape anything from pretend cookies to latkes, from dinosaurs to spacemen out of our handmade, gingerbread and peppermint scented playdough. Bonnie Fine All ages

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 23: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 26: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm
  • Wednesday, December 27: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm
  • Thursday, December 28: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm
  • Friday, December 29: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10 am - 12:00 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Box Magic 11:15 amHide/Show

The ultimate re-use it activity. Transform greeting cards into unique keepsake boxes!  Great Hall, Ages 5 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 23: 11:15 am
  • Sunday, December 24: 11:15 am
  • Sunday, January 07: 2:15 pm
  • Saturday, January 13: 2:15 pm
  • Sunday, January 14: 2:15 pm

Crystal painting 2:15 pmHide/Show

Paint a picture with our not-so-secret recipe.  As your painting dries you’ll have a crystal surprise!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 22: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 23: 2:15 pm
  • Friday, December 29: 11:15 am

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours

Sunday, December 24

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 1 pm - 4 pmHide/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
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 10 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21: 5 pm 8 pm

Box Magic 11:15 amHide/Show

The ultimate re-use it activity. Transform greeting cards into unique keepsake boxes!  Great Hall, Ages 5 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 23: 11:15 am
  • Sunday, December 24: 11:15 am
  • Sunday, January 07: 2:15 pm
  • Saturday, January 13: 2:15 pm
  • Sunday, January 14: 2:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Monster Playground During Open HoursHide/Show

Up and down, back and forth, slide, swing, or spin around! Engineer a playground piece to get a monster moving! Tinkering Lab, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, December 19: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, December 20: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, December 21: During Open Hours
  • Friday, December 22: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, December 23: During Open Hours