The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago's native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. Features artifacts that have not been widely seen by the public, including drawings, props, costumes, artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films, plus items from contemporary Disney milestones. Hands-on, interactive stations bring Disney's technological breakthroughs in animation and motion pictures to life. Guests can try recording sound effects, explore Disney's revolutionary MultiPlane film camera and learn to draw some of their favorite Disney characters in the Animation Academy.Cost: $9, $7 kids 3-11, plus admission
The nation's largest and longest-running auto exposition showcases over 1,000 domestic and imported vehicles, auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector carsWhen: Visit website for times.
When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help Cha, Stu, and Bao watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks, and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. Performances run Jan. 22-May 17, 2014.Cost: $16, $13 kids
Ramona Quimby is about to start 3rd grade and everything is about to change. Her sister Beezus guides us through a full year on Klickitat Street, bringing a change for Dad, a rivalry for Ramona, and the speediest wedding this side of Alaska. Runs from Feb. 6-May 18.Cost: $16, $13 kids
The House Theatre of Chicago brings their favorite myth to life. The ensemble blends music, swirling acrobatic dance, spectacle, and stage craft to spin this cautionary tale. Set in a "little town by a big lake", young Rose undertakes a brave adventure to rescue a magic coin from the icy clutches of the Rime Witch. Performances Jan. 17-March 9.Cost: $20 to $40
Kids have the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships through organized play that aims for positive group interaction. This lively group will also eat a small meal together to further enhance social development and maximize each child's potential. Families are asked to bring their own lunch. An interesting sensory food item will be provided.When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This program will provide activities for children to access the world of literature through tactile and auditory books, puppets, songs, dance and exposure to braille.When: 1-2 p.m.