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Wonder Kids

Logo Wonder KidsWonder Kids 2013: Celebrate Tinkering and Innovation!

How do you construct your own ball run? Ever built a bridge or created your own wind turbine? How can you build and test your own submarine? Want to learn how to design and launch a rocket?

Join Allstate, Chicago Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry as we celebrate tinkering and innovation during Wonder Kids, our annual event encouraging kids to think like scientists and make exciting discoveries about how the world works.

Visit Chicago Children’s Museum on Saturday, September 28 (11 am – 3 pm) to design, test and build using real tools and materials in hands-on stations throughout the museum. The best part: admission is FREE for all visitors!

Families with children of all ages will create, build and tinker through a variety of fun activities and make-and-takes, including:

  • The Launchinator: Calling all budding rocket scientists! This IS rocket science and you’re the astrophysicist at work. Count down to launch and then watch as stuff flies high, higher, highest!
  • Stomp Rockets: How high can it fly? Design a rocket out of recycled material, then launch it in CCM’s Great Hall.  
  • Hover, Sink & Float: How do submarines go up and down? Build a mini model of a submarine using a film canister. Add different materials, and see if you can you get your submarine to hover in the middle of the water.
  • Wind Turbines: Design and build your own wind turbine blades and explore an alternate form of creating electricity.
  • Build a Circuit: Can you work together to build different types of electrical circuits? Create an electrical circuit using a variety of materials and see how creative you can get!

Wonder Kids is a program developed by Chicago Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, with generous support from Allstate.

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