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Tuesday, October 23

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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artists’ Program: Weaving 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Up and down, over and under, round and round! Drop on into the studio and try your hand at weaving on our large scale looms! Art Studio, ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 23: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Paint Your Face 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Transform your face with colorful, easy-to-apply (and wash-off) paint. Are you a cat or a silly pumpkin? You decide!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Toddlerville 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Calling all city planners! Create a town with roads, rivers and buildings from the floor up. Great Hall, Ages 2 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, October 18: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 23: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 25: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 30: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours

Wednesday, October 24

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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artists’ Program: Weaving 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Up and down, over and under, round and round! Drop on into the studio and try your hand at weaving on our large scale looms! Art Studio, ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 23: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Paint Your Face 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Transform your face with colorful, easy-to-apply (and wash-off) paint. Are you a cat or a silly pumpkin? You decide!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Costuming 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Toddler Takeover: Sounds Abound 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

From pots and pans, to straws and cans, investigate a symphony of household items. Great Hall, all ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, October 26: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours

Thursday, October 25

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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artists’ Program: Weaving 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Up and down, over and under, round and round! Drop on into the studio and try your hand at weaving on our large scale looms! Art Studio, ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 23: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Paint Your Face 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Transform your face with colorful, easy-to-apply (and wash-off) paint. Are you a cat or a silly pumpkin? You decide!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Costuming 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Toddlerville 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Calling all city planners! Create a town with roads, rivers and buildings from the floor up. Great Hall, Ages 2 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, October 18: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 23: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 25: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 30: 2:15 pm 3:15 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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Costuming 5:30 & 6:30 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Science of Slides 5:30 & 6:30 pmHide/Show

Work with Adrianne Wheeler, engineer and educator, to design a slide and add to our toy story. How can your character safely and quickly escape? Space is limited. Free passes are available in the Crown Workshop one hour before the workshop starts. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (MG-77-16-0118-16). Crown Family Workshop, Ages six and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, October 25: 5:30 & 6:30 pm

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours

Friday, October 26

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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Paint Your Face 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Transform your face with colorful, easy-to-apply (and wash-off) paint. Are you a cat or a silly pumpkin? You decide!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Costuming 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Toddler Takeover: Sounds Abound 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

From pots and pans, to straws and cans, investigate a symphony of household items. Great Hall, all ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, October 26: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Kids Create: Naturally Art 9:30 am - 11:30 amHide/Show

Explore nature inside the Art Studio and discover how sticks, mud, plants and art materials all go so well together! Art Studio, ages five and under

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, October 19: 9:30 am 11:30 am
  • Friday, October 26: 9:30 am 11:30 am

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours

Saturday, October 27

Sensory Suspense 11:00 am - 2:00 pmHide/Show

Trick your five senses into giving you a thrill. What do you think you'll see, hear, smell, feel and taste inside our just-a-little-scary, kind-of-weird secret attic? Program Center, All ages

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, October 27: 11:00 am 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Costuming 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Frankentoys 12:45 pm - 1:45 pmHide/Show

Create your own weird and wacky creatures using toy parts and other extra-ordinary junk. What creepy creation will you make? Tinkering Lab, ages three and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, October 27: 12:45 pm 1:45 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: 12:45 pm 1:45 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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours

Sunday, October 28

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!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Costuming 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Sensory Suspense 11:00 am - 2:00 pmHide/Show

Trick your five senses into giving you a thrill. What do you think you'll see, hear, smell, feel and taste inside our just-a-little-scary, kind-of-weird secret attic? Program Center, All ages

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, October 27: 11:00 am 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Frankentoys 12:45 pm - 1:45 pmHide/Show

Create your own weird and wacky creatures using toy parts and other extra-ordinary junk. What creepy creation will you make? Tinkering Lab, ages three and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, October 27: 12:45 pm 1:45 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: 12:45 pm 1:45 pm

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours

Monday, October 29

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
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artists’ Program: Weaving 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Up and down, over and under, round and round! Drop on into the studio and try your hand at weaving on our large scale looms! Art Studio, ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 23: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Paint Your Face 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Transform your face with colorful, easy-to-apply (and wash-off) paint. Are you a cat or a silly pumpkin? You decide!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Costuming 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. Art Studio, ages four and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, October 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Woodshop PLUS Cardboard During open hoursHide/Show

It's our kid-friendly Tinkering Lab workshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can build with cardboard! Safety glasses required. Tinkering Lab, ages three and up.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, October 17: During open hours
  • Thursday, October 18: During open hours
  • Friday, October 19: During open hours
  • Saturday, October 20: During open hours
  • Sunday, October 21: During open hours