Family Snow Ball

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Chicago Children's Museum
4-7:30 pm


Ellenna Berger
Caroline Hammond
Heather Zimmerman

Visiting Chicago Children’s Museum is always fun… but coming to a private party after hours is even more fun! Hosted by CCM's Auxiliary Board, Family Snow Ball provides a rare opportunity for families to explore the museum after hours, while raising vital funds for the museum.  

Over 600 guests joined us in January to enjoy a kid-friendly dinner, crafts and activities, play in the museum’s unique exhibits, and raise over $70,000! Proceeds from Family Snow Ball raise critical funds for the museum’s innovative exhibits, educationally-charged programming, mission-driven free field trips, and community inclusion initiatives—which welcome almost 140,000 people from underserved neighborhoods every year. 

Guests enjoyed winter-themed crafts like Twilight Painting in the Art Studio and Winter Windows on floor 3, and created their own motorized artist with Doodlebots in Tinkering Lab. Throughout the night, Bizar Entertainment turned the Great Hall into a dance floor. Guests dined on a kid-friendly buffet dinner, and Bottles and Cans donated wine and beer served at event bars. The raffle gave guests a chance to win fantastic prizes from Cryobar, Lil’ Kickers, and Roscoe Books, among many others—plus all raffle tickets were entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a private art party at Chicago Children’s Museum! 

Before the night was up, guests gathered in the Great Hall for a fun Snow Ball Toss and Snow Globe! Guests danced and cheered until the museum filled with snow, and then helped the snow monsters clean up. 


Check out more photos on our Facebook page

To learn more about the event please contact the museum’s Development Team at (312) 464-7714 or  

Stay tuned for more information on Family Snow Ball 2020! 

Presenting Sponsor

ECOS: Earth Friendly Products

Premier Sponsors

Bennett Day School

Heather Zimmerman and David Gaito

Gold Sponsors

Heather and Tyler Adkerson
Ellenna and Jon Berger
Allison and Alexander Bosco
Meggan Friedman and Sam Valenzisi
John and Caroline Hammond
Beth and Michael Marrion

Silver Sponsors

Nicole and Richard Bossert
Bubbles Academy
FOSS Swim School
Brian and Emily Goldin
Colleen and Fred Gomos
Katy and Michael Hollander
Stacy and Neill Jakobe
Karen and Matthew Kaplan
Kristin and Jon Larson
Magnolia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Christine O'Neill and Matt Musa
The Keith Walker Family
Chad and Mandy Wells
Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids

Host Committee Sponsors

Pediatric Dental Health Associates

In-Kind Sponsors