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Tuesday, August 30

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 02: 10am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1-4pm

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Wednesday, August 31

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 02: 10am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1-4pm

Kids Create: Play with Clay 10am-1pmHide/Show

Squish, flatten, roll and more with our all natural terra cotta clay.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-1pm

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Clay Days 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Pound, smash, roll, slip and slice while playing with clay! Fun for all ages and abilities.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Thursday, September 1

Target Free Family Night 5-8 pm Hide/Show

Free admission for all visitors

Make It Roll Hide/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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Clay Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm Hide/Show

Pound, smash, roll, slip and slice while playing with clay! Fun for all ages and abilities.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 02: 10am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1-4pm

Send It Flying 11:15amHide/Show

Design and test a paper flyer. Tinker to make it soar, flip or roll in our wind tunnel.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 02: 11:15am
  • Saturday, September 03: 11:15am
  • Sunday, September 04: 11:15am
  • Monday, September 05: 11:15am

Wild Little Machines 2:15pmHide/Show

Design something that does something using a battery, motor and other fun stuff!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 2:15pm
  • Friday, September 02: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 2:15pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 2:15pm
  • Monday, September 05: 2:15pm

Made in Chicago: YOU 5:30pm Hide/Show

The spotlight is on and the microphone is live, all that is missing is you! Join us and celebrate the start of another school year by getting on stage and sharing your uniqueness by singing, dancing, telling a story, and/or joke!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 5:30pm

Friday, September 2

Make It Roll Hide/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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Clay Days 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Pound, smash, roll, slip and slice while playing with clay! Fun for all ages and abilities.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 02: 10am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1-4pm

Send It Flying 11:15amHide/Show

Design and test a paper flyer. Tinker to make it soar, flip or roll in our wind tunnel.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 02: 11:15am
  • Saturday, September 03: 11:15am
  • Sunday, September 04: 11:15am
  • Monday, September 05: 11:15am

Wild Little Machines 2:15pmHide/Show

Design something that does something using a battery, motor and other fun stuff!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 2:15pm
  • Friday, September 02: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 2:15pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 2:15pm
  • Monday, September 05: 2:15pm

Saturday, September 3

Make It Roll Hide/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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Clay Days 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Pound, smash, roll, slip and slice while playing with clay! Fun for all ages and abilities.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 02: 10am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1-4pm

Send It Flying 11:15amHide/Show

Design and test a paper flyer. Tinker to make it soar, flip or roll in our wind tunnel.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 02: 11:15am
  • Saturday, September 03: 11:15am
  • Sunday, September 04: 11:15am
  • Monday, September 05: 11:15am

Wild Little Machines 2:15pmHide/Show

Design something that does something using a battery, motor and other fun stuff!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 2:15pm
  • Friday, September 02: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 2:15pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 2:15pm
  • Monday, September 05: 2:15pm

Sunday, September 4

Free First Sunday Hide/Show

Make It Roll Hide/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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Clay Days 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Pound, smash, roll, slip and slice while playing with clay! Fun for all ages and abilities.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 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
  • Wednesday, August 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 02: 10am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 10am-noon & 1-3pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1-4pm

Send It Flying 11:15amHide/Show

Design and test a paper flyer. Tinker to make it soar, flip or roll in our wind tunnel.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 02: 11:15am
  • Saturday, September 03: 11:15am
  • Sunday, September 04: 11:15am
  • Monday, September 05: 11:15am

Wild Little Machines 2:15pmHide/Show

Design something that does something using a battery, motor and other fun stuff!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 2:15pm
  • Friday, September 02: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 2:15pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 2:15pm
  • Monday, September 05: 2:15pm

Monday, September 5

Make It Roll Hide/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
  • Wednesday, August 31: During open hours
  • Thursday, September 01:
  • Friday, September 02:
  • Saturday, September 03:
  • Sunday, September 04:

Clay Days 1, 2, 3 & 4pmHide/Show

Pound, smash, roll, slip and slice while playing with clay! Fun for all ages and abilities.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Thursday, September 01: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 02: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm

Send It Flying 11:15amHide/Show

Design and test a paper flyer. Tinker to make it soar, flip or roll in our wind tunnel.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 11:15am
  • Friday, September 02: 11:15am
  • Saturday, September 03: 11:15am
  • Sunday, September 04: 11:15am
  • Monday, September 05: 11:15am

Wild Little Machines 2:15pmHide/Show

Design something that does something using a battery, motor and other fun stuff!

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, September 01: 2:15pm
  • Friday, September 02: 2:15pm
  • Saturday, September 03: 2:15pm
  • Sunday, September 04: 2:15pm
  • Monday, September 05: 2:15pm