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Saturday, December 1

Mini Downhill Skiing 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Create a mini-Olympian who can ski on popsicle sticks. How far will your tiny skier go on our mini mountain? Great Hall, Ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Big Dot Drawing 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pmHide/Show

Explore drawing in a whole new way! Draw round and round, up and down- on your very own big round paper! Art Studio, All Ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 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
  • Wednesday, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Bird Feeders 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Help out your feathered friends who stay here for the winter. Make your own bird feeder out of recycled materials! Program Center, Ages 5 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 15: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 22: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 23: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 29: 2:15 pm 3:15 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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 2

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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Big Dot Drawing 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pmHide/Show

Explore drawing in a whole new way! Draw round and round, up and down- on your very own big round paper! Art Studio, All Ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

Mini Downhill Skiing 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Create a mini-Olympian who can ski on popsicle sticks. How far will your tiny skier go on our mini mountain? Great Hall, Ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 22: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Bird Feeders 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Help out your feathered friends who stay here for the winter. Make your own bird feeder out of recycled materials! Program Center, Ages 5 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, December 15: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 22: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 23: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 29: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Monday, December 3

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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 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, December 12: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, December 17: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Winter Scenes 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

What colors bring to mind the beauty and delights of snow, ice and early nights? Create a picture to express your vision.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, December 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 21: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Big Dot Drawing 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Explore drawing in a whole new way! Draw round and round, up and down- on your very own big round paper! Art Studio, All Ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

Foamy Forest 2:15 pmHide/Show

Create a winter scene using shaving cream, props and your fingers for a tactile sensation!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 2:15 pm
  • Monday, December 17: 2:15 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19: 2:15 pm

Tuesday, December 4

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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Wonderland Windows 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

The beauty of winter is all about color and shape, filtered through light. Celebrate the season by creating a translucent work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Animal Tracks 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Ever wonder what animals are hanging out by your home? Learn how to recognize their tracks in the mud or snow! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 27: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Wednesday, December 5

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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Winter Scenes 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

What colors bring to mind the beauty and delights of snow, ice and early nights? Create a picture to express your vision.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, December 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 21: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Big Dot Drawing 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Explore drawing in a whole new way! Draw round and round, up and down- on your very own big round paper! Art Studio, All Ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

Foamy Forest 2:15 pmHide/Show

Create a winter scene using shaving cream, props and your fingers for a tactile sensation!   Great Hall, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 2:15 pm
  • Monday, December 17: 2:15 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19: 2:15 pm

Thursday, December 6

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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Wonderland Windows 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

The beauty of winter is all about color and shape, filtered through light. Celebrate the season by creating a translucent work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Big Dot Drawing 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Explore drawing in a whole new way! Draw round and round, up and down- on your very own big round paper! Art Studio, All Ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

Animal Tracks 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Ever wonder what animals are hanging out by your home? Learn how to recognize their tracks in the mud or snow! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 27: 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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Friday, December 7

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, December 12: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 5 pm 8 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Winter Scenes 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

What colors bring to mind the beauty and delights of snow, ice and early nights? Create a picture to express your vision.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, December 17: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 21: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Big Dot Drawing 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Explore drawing in a whole new way! Draw round and round, up and down- on your very own big round paper! Art Studio, All Ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

Wonderland Windows 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

The beauty of winter is all about color and shape, filtered through light. Celebrate the season by creating a translucent work of art.

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 12: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 13: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, December 14: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

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

Art can't be contained by a 8.5 x 11 rectangle!  Get the whole body moving to create a larger-than-you art piece! Art Studio, 5 year olds and younger

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, December 14: 9:30 am 11:30 am