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Monday, August 21

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am - 12:30pmHide/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, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

What's a Solar Eclipse? 11 am - 2:30 pmHide/Show

Today our tiny moon will block out our huge sun in the middle of the day.  Learn how this can happen without leaving the Earth.  Watch our live feed from NASA or look safely with our special glasses (while supplies last). Interactive demonstrations at 11, 12, 1, and 2 pm.

  • Other Dates
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Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Hide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours

Tuesday, August 22

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am - 12:30pmHide/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, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Kites 11:15am Hide/Show

Catch a summer breeze with a kite you construct yourself!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 11:15am
  • Friday, August 25: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 01: 2:15 pm
  • Sunday, September 03: 11:15 am

Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Hide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Tops 2:15pmHide/Show

Design a shape and balance it. What colors do you want to add? Ready, set, spin and watch the magic!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, August 29: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 2:15pm

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours

Wednesday, August 23

Kids Create: PAINT 10am - 12pmHide/Show

Your five year old or younger will...PAINT!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12pm
  • Wednesday, August 30: 10am 12pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am - 12:30pmHide/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, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Harmonicas 11:15am Hide/Show

Make a harmonica out of everyday materials and play your favorite tune!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 23: 11:15am
  • Friday, August 25: 11:15am
  • Monday, August 28: 11:15am
  • Wednesday, August 30: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 01: 11:15 am

Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Hide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Stomp Rockets 2:15pmHide/Show

Design a cool, high-flying rocket and launch it with a gizmo you can also make at home.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 23: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 11:15am
  • Wednesday, August 30: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 02: 11:15 am
  • Monday, September 04: 2:15 pm

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours

Thursday, August 24

Target Free Family Night 5-8 pm Hide/Show

Free admission for all visitors

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am - 12:30pmHide/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, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Animal Weaving 11:15am Hide/Show

Twist and turn colorful yarn to craft a cute creature!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, August 24: 11:15am
  • Sunday, August 27: 2:15pm
  • Monday, August 28: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 11:15am

Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pmHide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Tops 2:15pmHide/Show

Design a shape and balance it. What colors do you want to add? Ready, set, spin and watch the magic!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, August 29: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 2:15pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 5pm - 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Build an Air Powered Car with Engineer Jason Coleman 6pm & 7pmHide/Show

Work with Jason Coleman, co-founder and director of Project Syncere, to design, build, and test an air-powered car using K'Nex. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (MG-77-16-0118-16).

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, August 24: 6pm & 7pm

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours

Friday, August 25

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am - 12:30pmHide/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, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Harmonicas 11:15am Hide/Show

Make a harmonica out of everyday materials and play your favorite tune!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 23: 11:15am
  • Friday, August 25: 11:15am
  • Monday, August 28: 11:15am
  • Wednesday, August 30: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 01: 11:15 am

Kites 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Catch a summer breeze with a kite you construct yourself!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 11:15am
  • Friday, August 25: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 01: 2:15 pm
  • Sunday, September 03: 11:15 am

Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Hide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours

Saturday, August 26

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10am - 12pmHide/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, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Stomp Rockets 11:15am Hide/Show

Design a cool, high-flying rocket and launch it with a gizmo you can also make at home.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 23: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 11:15am
  • Wednesday, August 30: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 02: 11:15 am
  • Monday, September 04: 2:15 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 1pm - 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Hide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Tops 2:15pmHide/Show

Design a shape and balance it. What colors do you want to add? Ready, set, spin and watch the magic!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, August 29: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 2:15pm

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours

Sunday, August 27

Kites 11:15am Hide/Show

Catch a summer breeze with a kite you construct yourself!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 11:15am
  • Friday, August 25: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 01: 2:15 pm
  • Sunday, September 03: 11:15 am

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 1pm - 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: 10am 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 10am 12:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 5pm 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 10am 12:30pm

Art Studio: Mixed Media Studio 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Hide/Show

Mixed Media Studio: Explore all that you can do with a variety of materials--but only one color!

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 22: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 23: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Animal Weaving 2:15pmHide/Show

Twist and turn colorful yarn to craft a cute creature!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, August 24: 11:15am
  • Sunday, August 27: 2:15pm
  • Monday, August 28: 2:15pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 11:15am

Make It Roll During Open HoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering 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
  • Tuesday, August 22: During Open Hours
  • Wednesday, August 23: During Open Hours
  • Thursday, August 24: During Open Hours
  • Friday, August 25: During Open Hours
  • Saturday, August 26: During Open Hours