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Friday, December 21

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

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: Dough Kitchen 9:30 am - 11:30 amHide/Show

December 21 & 28, 9:30 am – 11:30 am We have the dough, the cardboard oven, the oven mitts, bowls, mixing spoons... all you need to bring is your imagination!  Art Studio, 5 year olds and younger

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, December 21: 9:30 am 11:30 am
  • Friday, December 28: 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 22

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

Holiday Playdough Workshop 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 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

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 23

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

Holiday Playdough Workshop 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 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

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 24

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

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 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, 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

Wednesday, December 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, 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

Snow Globe Dance Party 11:15 amHide/Show

Did you ever want to be inside a snow globe when the glittery storm descends? We're going to shake it up in our Great Hall. We'll dance until the flurries start to fall. It could even be a blizzard!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 26: 11:15 am
  • Thursday, December 27: 11:15 am
  • Friday, December 28: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 29: 11:15 am
  • Sunday, December 30: 11:15 am

Holiday Playdough Workshop 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 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

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

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

Thursday, December 27

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

Snow Globe Dance Party 11:15 amHide/Show

Did you ever want to be inside a snow globe when the glittery storm descends? We're going to shake it up in our Great Hall. We'll dance until the flurries start to fall. It could even be a blizzard!

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, December 26: 11:15 am
  • Thursday, December 27: 11:15 am
  • Friday, December 28: 11:15 am
  • Saturday, December 29: 11:15 am
  • Sunday, December 30: 11:15 am

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

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

Holiday Playdough Workshop 5:30 & 6:30 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

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