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Sunday, May 29

Big and Little Nature Drawings 1, 2 & 3pmHide/Show

Become an artist AND a scientist through the power of observation! Have fun exploring nature and drawing what you see.

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 1, 2 & 3pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10am-noon & 1-3pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

Keep It Moving! 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Children develop strength, flexibility, endurance and balance by challenging their abilities through active play. Join us for a lively activity that's good for every "body."

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Monday, May 30

Big and Little Nature Drawings 1, 2 & 3pmHide/Show

Become an artist AND a scientist through the power of observation! Have fun exploring nature and drawing what you see.

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 1, 2 & 3pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10am-noon & 1-3pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

Keep It Moving! 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Children develop strength, flexibility, endurance and balance by challenging their abilities through active play. Join us for a lively activity that's good for every "body."

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Tuesday, May 31

Papermaking 1, 2 & 3pmHide/Show

Prepare to get wet during this popular project! Learn about the process of papermaking by straining pulp and transforming it into a work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, May 31: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 03: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Sunday, June 05: 1, 2 & 3pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10am-noon & 1-3pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

Keep It Moving! 11:15am & 2:15pmHide/Show

Children develop strength, flexibility, endurance and balance by challenging their abilities through active play. Join us for a lively activity that's good for every "body."

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Wednesday, June 1

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10am-noon & 1-3pm

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
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday, June 08: 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday, June 15: 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday, June 22: 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday, June 29: 10am-1pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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

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

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, June 01: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, June 06: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Wednesday, June 08: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Monday, June 13: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Wednesday, June 15: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Thursday, June 2

Target Free Family Night 5-8 pm Hide/Show

Free admission for all visitors

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

Prepare to get wet during this popular project! Learn about the process of papermaking by straining pulp and transforming it into a work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, May 31: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 03: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Sunday, June 05: 1, 2 & 3pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10am-noon & 1-3pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-8pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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 02: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, June 07: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Thursday, June 09: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, June 14: 11:15am & 2:15pm
  • Thursday, June 16: 11:15am & 2:15pm

Made In Chicago: Music 5:30pmHide/Show

Celebrate the traditions of two Chicago cultural communities through unique and engaging musical performances.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, June 02: 5:30pm

Friday, June 3

Papermaking 1, 2 & 3pmHide/Show

Prepare to get wet during this popular project! Learn about the process of papermaking by straining pulp and transforming it into a work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, May 31: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 03: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Sunday, June 05: 1, 2 & 3pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

Imagination Playground 12-4pmHide/Show

Design your own environment with flexible modular shapes. Think It. Dream It. Now play on it!

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, June 03: 12-4pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10:30am-4pm

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, June 03: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, June 17: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, June 24: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, July 01: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday, July 08: Hourly, 10:30am-2:30pm

Saturday, June 4

Papermaking 1, 2 & 3pmHide/Show

Prepare to get wet during this popular project! Learn about the process of papermaking by straining pulp and transforming it into a work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, May 31: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 & 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 03: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 1, 2 & 3pm
  • Sunday, June 05: 1, 2 & 3pm

Imagination Playground 10:30am-4pmHide/Show

Design your own environment with flexible modular shapes. Think It. Dream It. Now play on it!

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, June 03: 12-4pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10:30am-4pm

Rainbow Staircase 10am-5pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, June 03: 10am-5pm

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
  • Monday, May 30: 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 01: 10am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 02: 10am-12:30pm & 5-8pm
  • Saturday, June 04: 10am-noon & 1-3pm