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Thursday, December 13

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

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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours

Friday, December 14

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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours

Saturday, December 15

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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours

Sunday, December 16

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

Petite Chefs: Holiday Edition 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30Hide/Show

Join chefs from the Washburne Culinary Institute as they introduce your little one to a healthy side dish for you next holiday feast.

  • Other Dates
  • Sunday, December 16: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30

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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours

Monday, December 17

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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours

Tuesday, December 18

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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours

Wednesday, December 19

Young Artists’ Program: Decorate! Hide/Show

Decorate pretend cakes with make believe icing and sprinkles!  We will be using baking inspired tools and materials to create culinary inspired art! All ages are welcome. 

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 19:
  • Thursday, December 20:
  • Monday, December 24:
  • Monday, December 31:

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

Holiday Playdough Workshop 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Join in our annual dough sculpture workshop! Shape anything from pretend cookies to latkes, from dinosaurs to spacemen out of our handmade, gingerbread and peppermint scented playdough. Bonnie Fine All ages

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 19: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, December 21: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 22: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 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

Woodshop PLUS Fabric!  During open hoursHide/Show

It’s our kid-friendly woodshop with a twist! Come try out tools and explore the many ways you can design and construct with fabric! Ages: 3 and Up with safety glasses, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, December 13: During open hours
  • Friday, December 14: During open hours
  • Saturday, December 15: During open hours
  • Sunday, December 16: During open hours
  • Monday, December 17: During open hours