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Wednesday, February 27

Tinkering Lab will close at 2pm today. Hide/Show

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  • Wednesday, February 27:

Young Artist’s Program: Paint Hide/Show

Paint REALLY BIG with a three foot long paintbrush and paint really small with just your fingertips! Come find out which is your preferred way to paint! All ages are welcome. Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, February 25:
  • Tuesday, February 26:
  • Wednesday, February 27:
  • Thursday, February 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
  • Saturday, February 23: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 23: 9:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:00 am 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 26: 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Giant Word Winder®  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

How many letters and words can you spy? Take the challenge!  Great Hall, Ages 4 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, February 25: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Storybook Workshop  1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Dinoscape  2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Shared pretend play is an important early literacy activity. Join us to make up a story about creatures in a mini dinosaur land.    Treehouse Trails, Ages 2 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, February 25: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Woodshop PLUS During open hoursHide/Show

Try out a tool and explore materials in our kid-friendly wood shop! Ages: 3 & up with safety glasses

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: During open hours
  • Sunday, February 24: During open hours
  • Monday, February 25: During open hours
  • Tuesday, February 26: During open hours
  • Wednesday, February 27: During open hours

Thursday, February 28

Young Artist’s Program: Paint Hide/Show

Paint REALLY BIG with a three foot long paintbrush and paint really small with just your fingertips! Come find out which is your preferred way to paint! All ages are welcome. Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, February 25:
  • Tuesday, February 26:
  • Wednesday, February 27:
  • Thursday, February 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
  • Saturday, February 23: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 23: 9:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:00 am 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 26: 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Surprise Stories  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Pick a box, it’s full of secrets! Tell a story about the unique items you discover. Surprise yourself!  Great Hall, Ages  

  • Other Dates
  • Sunday, February 24: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Storybook Workshop  1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Play Late Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmHide/Show

Every Thursday from 4-8 pm, families and groups of up to four people can access all CCM has to offer for $14.95. And if your crew is more than four, each extra person only pays $5.00 each.

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, February 28: 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 14: 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 21: 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 4:00 pm 8:00 pm

Bicycle Engineering with Alex Añón 5:00 & 6:00 pmHide/Show

Join Alex Añón, architect and owner of Bucephalus Bikes, to explore gears! Experiment with different size gears and see how they “talk” to one another. Free passes are available one hour before the workshop at the Program Center. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (MG-77-16-0118-16). Program Center  Ages 6 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, February 28: 5:00 & 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 14: 5:00 & 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 & 6:00 pm

Open Playgroup in Pritzker Playspace 5:00 pm - 8:00 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
  • Saturday, February 23: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 23: 9:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:00 am 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 26: 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Storybook Workshop  5:30 & 6:30 pmHide/Show

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Make It Roll During open hoursHide/Show

This month we’re offering a tinkering challenge: Engineer something that rolls. We have a variety of new materials, round and otherwise. Design, test and refine your creation.  

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, February 28: During open hours

Friday, March 1

Balance Challenge  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Experiment and play with balances as you complete a series of challenges!  Crown Workshop, Ages 3 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 01: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, March 04: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, March 05: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, March 06: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 07: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Storybook Workshop  1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Toddler Takeover: Tiny Tennis 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Serve up an ace at our tot-sized tennis courts! Great Hall, ages 1 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 01: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, March 04: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, March 06: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, March 08: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, March 11: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Kids Create: Scissor Academy 9:30 am - 12:00 pmHide/Show

It’s never too early to get your little one involved with scissors. We can start small with a variety of tools to get them ready for scissors, or jump right in and snip away at a variety of materials! Art Studio, ages 5 and under

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 01: 9:30 am 12:00 pm
  • Friday, March 08: 9:30 am 12:00 pm
  • Friday, March 15: 9:30 am 12:00 pm
  • Friday, March 22: 9:30 am 12:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Woodshop PLUS During open hoursHide/Show

Try out a tool and explore materials in our kid-friendly wood shop! Ages: 3 & up with safety glasses

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: During open hours
  • Sunday, February 24: During open hours
  • Monday, February 25: During open hours
  • Tuesday, February 26: During open hours
  • Wednesday, February 27: During open hours

Saturday, March 2

Pennants  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Celebrate your favorite team!  Great Hall, Ages 5 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, March 02: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 03: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 09: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 10: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 16: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Storybook Workshop  11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

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

Chicago Children’s Museum takes on March Madness™! Test out your skills, how many baskets can you make?  Great Hall, Ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, March 02: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 03: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, March 05: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 09: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 10: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Woodshop PLUS During open hoursHide/Show

Try out a tool and explore materials in our kid-friendly wood shop! Ages: 3 & up with safety glasses

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: During open hours
  • Sunday, February 24: During open hours
  • Monday, February 25: During open hours
  • Tuesday, February 26: During open hours
  • Wednesday, February 27: During open hours

Sunday, March 3

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

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Pennants  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Celebrate your favorite team!  Great Hall, Ages 5 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, March 02: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 03: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 09: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 10: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 16: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

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

Chicago Children’s Museum takes on March Madness™! Test out your skills, how many baskets can you make?  Great Hall, Ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, March 02: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 03: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, March 05: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 09: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 10: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Woodshop PLUS During open hoursHide/Show

Try out a tool and explore materials in our kid-friendly wood shop! Ages: 3 & up with safety glasses

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: During open hours
  • Sunday, February 24: During open hours
  • Monday, February 25: During open hours
  • Tuesday, February 26: During open hours
  • Wednesday, February 27: During open hours

Monday, March 4

Young Artist Program: Drawing Lab 10:15 amHide/Show

Experiment with mark making in new and exciting ways! What’s it like to move across the room while drawing or to draw with more than ONE marker at a time? Art Studio, all ages

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, March 04: 10:15 am
  • Tuesday, March 05: 10:15 am
  • Wednesday, March 06: 10:15 am
  • Thursday, March 07: 10:15 am
  • Monday, March 11: 10:15 am

Balance Challenge  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Experiment and play with balances as you complete a series of challenges!  Crown Workshop, Ages 3 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 01: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, March 04: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, March 05: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, March 06: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 07: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Storybook Workshop  1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Create your own story using a variety of drawing tools and beautiful collage materials.   Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 24: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 25: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 28: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Toddler Takeover: Tiny Tennis 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Serve up an ace at our tot-sized tennis courts! Great Hall, ages 1 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 01: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, March 04: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, March 06: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, March 08: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, March 11: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tuesday, March 5

Young Artist Program: Drawing Lab 10:15 amHide/Show

Experiment with mark making in new and exciting ways! What’s it like to move across the room while drawing or to draw with more than ONE marker at a time? Art Studio, all ages

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, March 04: 10:15 am
  • Tuesday, March 05: 10:15 am
  • Wednesday, March 06: 10:15 am
  • Thursday, March 07: 10:15 am
  • Monday, March 11: 10:15 am

Basketball  11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Chicago Children’s Museum takes on March Madness™! Test out your skills, how many baskets can you make?  Great Hall, Ages 3 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, March 02: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 03: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, March 05: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 09: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 10: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Balance Challenge  2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Experiment and play with balances as you complete a series of challenges!  Crown Workshop, Ages 3 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 01: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, March 04: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, March 05: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, March 06: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 07: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Woodshop PLUS During open hoursHide/Show

Try out a tool and explore materials in our kid-friendly wood shop! Ages: 3 & up with safety glasses

  • Other Dates
  • Saturday, February 23: During open hours
  • Sunday, February 24: During open hours
  • Monday, February 25: During open hours
  • Tuesday, February 26: During open hours
  • Wednesday, February 27: During open hours