Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux transports visitors to the Lascaux cave in France, where they'll discover prehistoric cave paintings. Walk through a full-sized replica of the cave, meet a lifelike stone-age family and play with interactive displays explaining the life of people who may have inhabited the cave.
Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the museum.Cost:
The show based on the classic tale runs from April 16-Aug. 16.When: 10:30 a.m. weekdays; 1 p.m. Saturday May 18 and July 20.
The story of Gabi, a teenage girl living in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago with her Latino immigrant parents. As Gabi starts high school at Lane Tech, a new world opens up to her - a world that eventually leads her to the truth about her heritage, including her family's journey to America. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays from April 13-May 11.
The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this gray day--but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances
When happily ever after isn't what he expected, the Frog Prince heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances
The classic tale, live on stage. A special one-hour presentation for children of all ages. March 14-May 18.Cost: $15
Come help Prince Hunter and the Palace Sisters of Color Land as they climb a mountain, sail across the ocean, and face a fiery dragon in order to reach Princess Amber, who has fallen asleep under the spell of the evil fairy, Magenta. Performances are 10 a.m. and noon Saturdays from May 11-June 15.
When: 10 a.m. and noon
Performances are 10 a.m. April 27, May 4 and 11; 7 p.m. May 12.
Swing back in time and experience the wonder of a vaudeville magic show. Sean Masterson brings to life the magic and stories of magician "Herrmann The Great". Herrmann's magical matinees were a Chicago tradition at the end of the 19th century. Sean imaginatively combines sleight-of-hand magic and illusions with tales of Herrmann's off stage antics in the Windy City.
When: 2 p.m.
The museum will open early for registered kids and families with disabilities to experience CCM's playful, multisensory exhibits and activities. The first 100 visitors to register receive free admission (limit six per family). To register and for more information, call (312) 321-6551.When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.