This special exhibit features the Apatosaurus, one of the largest land animals that ever existed. View an Apatosaurus skull and leg bones, see how you measure up to an Apatosaurus leg and footprint, touch a fossilized dinosaur bone and coprolite and more.When: Closed the first Monday of the month
The Wonder Works exhibits are populated with a wide variety of pretend sea life that can be part of your child's play. Search for the plastic fish or whales in the Great Outdoors, adopt a farm animal under the life-sized cow, build a zoo for the plastic mammals in Build It, or identify the plush birds in the orchard. New creatures are rotated in every month.When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Search for gnomes in the Children's Garden using your best "I Spy" skills. Checklist provided.When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children and adults can explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process, while children create masterpeices. The drop-in art studio is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday.Cost: Free with paid admission
Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message. Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling & Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show. Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.When: 10:30 a.m.