Self-guided stations explore a new theme each session. Sing, fiddle, jiggle and journey into the wild. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.When: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Make molds out of various materials, add embellishments, shapes and stripes and create numerous colorful candles out of melted paraffin.When: 5-6 p.m.
Guests enjoy a variety of
activities, including a movie in the historic Gold Theatre. A light
breakfast is served Saturday morning.
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures. Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a library-wide scavenger hunt.Cost: Free with admission
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .
Learn about Chicago's two World's Fairs though the
experiences of three Elmhurst residents during the 1893 and 1933-34
fairs and explore rare artifacts.
Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters, along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.Cost: Donations accepted
Kids play fun games and make a recycled craft to take home.When: 1-4 p.m.
Oliver follows the adventures of young orphan Oliver Twist. Forced into the scheming underworld of pick-pocketing, Oliver finds himself caught in a tug-of-war with his family and the sinister characters he has met in the streets of London. Performances run April 4-June 2, 2013.Cost: Cost varies based on package.