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Sunday, August 19

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

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Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10:00 am - 1:00 pmHide/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!

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  • Monday, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Sink or Float 11: 15 am - 12:45 pmHide/Show

Engineer a cargo ship out of tin foil. How much will it haul? Crown Workshop, Ages 5 and up

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  • Wednesday, August 22: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 29: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 02: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm

Visiting Artist Workshop: Tile Impressions with Dan McCabe 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pmHide/Show

Work with local potter and educator Dan McCabe, creator of our ceramic “R” in our Art Studio sign! Create tiles using clay and natural materials that will hang in the museum! Art Studio, 4 and up

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Pendulum Patterns 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Reveal the path of a pendulum as it swings. Watch as it creates a unique work of art! Great Hall, Ages 5 and up

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  • Monday, August 20: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Sunday, August 26: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Monday, August 27: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Saturday, September 01: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Sunday, September 02: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Monday, August 20

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

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Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10:00 am - 12:30 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Pendulum Patterns 11: 15 am - 12:45 pmHide/Show

Reveal the path of a pendulum as it swings. Watch as it creates a unique work of art! Great Hall, Ages 5 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Sunday, August 26: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Monday, August 27: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Saturday, September 01: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Sunday, September 02: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Clay Days 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pmHide/Show

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

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  • Monday, August 20: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Push Pin Constellations 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Illuminate your own magical night sky using tiny pinpricks and a flashlight. Explore the constellations in your own bedroom!

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Monday, August 27: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Friday, August 31: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Monday, September 03: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 21

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

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Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10:00 am - 12:30 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Riding on Air 11: 15 am - 12:45 pmHide/Show

Design a parachute for a tiny skydiver. Test and test again to make sure it lands safely! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

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  • Tuesday, August 21: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, August 30: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm

Stomp Rockets 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Design a cool, high-flying rocket and launch it with a gizmo you can also make at home. Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

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  • Tuesday, August 21: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 30: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 22

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

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Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10:00 am - 12:30 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Now You See It...Now You Don 11: 15 am - 12:45 pmHide/Show

Will your picture or words appear or disappear? Come find out! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

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  • Wednesday, August 22: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Wednesday, August 29: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Friday, August 31: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm

Clay Days 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Sink or Float 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Engineer a cargo ship out of tin foil. How much will it haul? Crown Workshop, Ages 5 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 22: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 29: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 02: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm

Thursday, August 23

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

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  • Monday, August 20:
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Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10:00 am - 12:30 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Riding on Air 11: 15 am - 12:45 pmHide/Show

Design a parachute for a tiny skydiver. Test and test again to make sure it lands safely! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 21: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, August 30: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm

Clay Days 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:30 & 6:30 pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Stomp Rockets 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Design a cool, high-flying rocket and launch it with a gizmo you can also make at home. Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 21: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 30: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 5 pm - 8 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Friday, August 24

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20:
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Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 10:00 am - 12:30 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Now You See It...Now You Don 11: 15 am - 12:45 pmHide/Show

Will your picture or words appear or disappear? Come find out! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, August 22: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Wednesday, August 29: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm
  • Friday, August 31: 11: 15 am 12:45 pm

Clay Days 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Push Pin Constellations 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Illuminate your own magical night sky using tiny pinpricks and a flashlight. Explore the constellations in your own bedroom!

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Monday, August 27: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Friday, August 31: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Monday, September 03: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 25

Tinkering Lab: Make a Monster Move! Hide/Show

The toys want to get moving! Engineer a ride to send a monster flying, rolling or swinging.

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20:
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Clay Days 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pmHide/Show

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

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, August 20: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, August 24: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm

Stomp Rockets 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmHide/Show

Design a cool, high-flying rocket and launch it with a gizmo you can also make at home. Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, August 21: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 25: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 30: 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 9:00 am - 12:00 pmHide/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, August 20: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 23: 5 pm 8 pm