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Thursday, March 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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

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
  • Wednesday, March 27: 10:15 am
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:15 am
  • Monday, April 01: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 02: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 03: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

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

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

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, March 28: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 31: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Hovercrafting 1:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Make, test, fix and test again while building your own hovercraft! Balance the PUSH UP of air from our wind tables with the PULL DOWN from the weight of your invention to make it float in the air! Ages 5 and Up, Small Workshop, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:15 pm 3:15 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, 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, 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
  • Wednesday, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Hovercrafting 5:15 pm - 7:15 pmHide/Show

Make, test, fix and test again while building your own hovercraft! Balance the PUSH UP of air from our wind tables with the PULL DOWN from the weight of your invention to make it float in the air! Ages 5 and Up, Small Workshop, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm

Miniature Worlds 5:30 & 6:30 pmHide/Show

Explore models and miniatures to map out and create your very own piece of the world. Use a variety of re-purposed and artists’ materials to create a model to take home. Art Studio, 3 and Up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 31: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours

Friday, March 29

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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

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

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

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 29: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Miniature Worlds 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pmHide/Show

Explore models and miniatures to map out and create your very own piece of the world. Use a variety of re-purposed and artists’ materials to create a model to take home. Art Studio, 3 and Up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 31: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Hovercrafting 1:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Make, test, fix and test again while building your own hovercraft! Balance the PUSH UP of air from our wind tables with the PULL DOWN from the weight of your invention to make it float in the air! Ages 5 and Up, Small Workshop, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:15 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 29: 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours

Saturday, March 30

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

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

  • Other Dates
  • Friday, March 29: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Miniature Worlds 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Explore models and miniatures to map out and create your very own piece of the world. Use a variety of re-purposed and artists’ materials to create a model to take home. Art Studio, 3 and Up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 31: 10:30 & 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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Hovercrafting 1:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Make, test, fix and test again while building your own hovercraft! Balance the PUSH UP of air from our wind tables with the PULL DOWN from the weight of your invention to make it float in the air! Ages 5 and Up, Small Workshop, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:15 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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours

Sunday, March 31

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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Miniature Worlds 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pmHide/Show

Explore models and miniatures to map out and create your very own piece of the world. Use a variety of re-purposed and artists’ materials to create a model to take home. Art Studio, 3 and Up

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 31: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00 & 2:00 pm

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

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

  • Other Dates
  • Thursday, March 28: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, March 31: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Hovercrafting 1:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Make, test, fix and test again while building your own hovercraft! Balance the PUSH UP of air from our wind tables with the PULL DOWN from the weight of your invention to make it float in the air! Ages 5 and Up, Small Workshop, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours

Monday, April 1

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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artist Program: Drawing Lab 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/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
  • Wednesday, March 27: 10:15 am
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:15 am
  • Monday, April 01: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 02: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 03: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Stomp Rockets 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Design and launch a rocket ship out of simple materials. You'll be surprised how high it flies! Great Hall, Ages 4 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, April 01: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, April 06: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Monday, April 08: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, April 13: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, April 20: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Forest Creations 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Shared pretend play is an important early literacy activity. Join us and make up a short story about creatures in a miniature forest. Treehouse Trails, ages 2 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, April 01: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 03: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, April 08: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 10: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, April 22: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours

Tuesday, April 2

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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artist Program: Drawing Lab 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/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
  • Wednesday, March 27: 10:15 am
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:15 am
  • Monday, April 01: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 02: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 03: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Force In Motion 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

Experience the physics of force as you create a work of art! Great Hall

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, April 02: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, April 06: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, April 07: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 10: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Sunday, April 14: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Shape of the Day 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Shapes are all around us! What picture will you create using today's shape? Great Hall

  • Other Dates
  • Tuesday, April 02: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, April 04: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Friday, April 05: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, April 07: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 09: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours

Wednesday, April 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, March 27: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29: 10:00 am 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Young Artist Program: Drawing Lab 10:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/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
  • Wednesday, March 27: 10:15 am
  • Thursday, March 28: 10:15 am
  • Monday, April 01: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 02: 10:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 03: 10:15 am 12:15 pm

Can You Dig It? 11:15 am - 12:15 pmHide/Show

What do you know about our very own dinosaur, Suchomimus? Be a dino detective! Dinosaur Expedition, Ages 4 and up 

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, April 03: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, April 05: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 09: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Friday, April 12: 11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 23: 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Printmaking Studio 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pmHide/Show

Try your hand at printmaking- an art form where you can make pictures again and again and again! Ages 3 and up, Art Studio

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, April 03: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 04: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 04: 5:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Friday, April 05: 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 06: 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Forest Creations 2:15 pm - 3:15 pmHide/Show

Shared pretend play is an important early literacy activity. Join us and make up a short story about creatures in a miniature forest. Treehouse Trails, ages 2 and up

  • Other Dates
  • Monday, April 01: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 03: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, April 08: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday, April 10: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm
  • Monday, April 22: 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Tinkering Lab: Make It Roll! During open hoursHide/Show

Create your own rolling contraption and test it out on our ramp! Ages: 5 and Up, Tinkering Lab

  • Other Dates
  • Wednesday, March 27: During open hours
  • Thursday, March 28: During open hours
  • Friday, March 29: During open hours
  • Saturday, March 30: During open hours
  • Sunday, March 31: During open hours