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Friday, December 28

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

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 29

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

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 30

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

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

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 31

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

Noon Year's Eve 10:30 amHide/Show

Why should adults have all the fun on New Year’s Eve? Join Chicago Children’s Museum for its annual Noon Year’s Eve festivities! Make a crown starting at 10:30. The dance party will start at 11:30.  The count-down and confetti drop will happen at high noon! Great Hall All ages

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, December 31: 10:30 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

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, January 1

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Thursday, January 3

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