Explore the Children's Garden growing gardens and create a magical container garden, which is the perfect habitat for attracting fairies, gnomes, and tiny animals. March 25, May 25, June 2.When: 9-10:30 a.m.
A fully interactive, get up and dance experience for the whole family, followed by time to explore the museum.When: 11:15-11:35 a.m. Thursdays
Learn about the sense of sight as you dissect cow eyes.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Paint, build and explore the world of art with your little one at this free event.When: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday; 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday
Explore and enjoy nature with your child and use discovery activities that are designed to enhance sensory, observational, and language skills. Walk includes free time for exploration around the ponds. Dress for the weather and bring your own water, bug spray, etc. to ensure the comfort of your child.When: 10-11 a.m.
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 .
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.Cost: Free with admission
Children and families can innovate and interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world around them. Visitors design, build, test and retest with real tools and materials.Cost: Free with admission
The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President, from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various family-friendly events.Cost: Free; donations appreciated