FREE Museum of Science and Industry on MLK Day – Jan 16
Come on out on MLK Day and enjoy the health-focused new “You! The Experience” gallery, and the awesome “Science Storms.” Science Storms reveals the science behind seven natural phenomena—lightning, fire, tornados, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion. Investigate the basic scientific principles behind nature’s power as you try more than 50 amazing experiments that take two floors and 26,000 square feet to contain … barely. It’s a perfect storm of physics, chemistry and curiosity. Also take in the renovated U-505 German submarine, a simulated coal mine and a glass-covered hatchery of chicks. Illinois residents can take advantage of free general admission on Monday, January 16.
Museum of Science and Industry – 773-684-1414
5700 S Lake Shore Dr
FREE Shedd Aquarium on MLK Day – Jan 16
The Shedd aquatic galleries are home to creatures from the Waters of the World – rivers and reefs, Great Lakes and small ones, and the global ocean. So take a tour of the water planet. Want to explore a little deeper? Immerse yourself in the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising’s flooded forest, the Oceanarium’s Pacific Northwest coast and Wild Reef’s Indo-Pacific reef. Go totally polar in Polar Play Zone and be sure to see Shedd’s aquatic show. Admission to original exhibits “Waters of the World,” “Caribbean Reef” and “Amazon Rising” is free to Illinois residents on Monday, January 16. Discounts are also available for packages that include entry to exhibits such as “Abbott Oceanarium,” “Wild Reef” and “Polar Play Zone.”
Shedd Aquarium – 312-939-2438
1200 S Lake Shore Dr
FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities at the Chicago History Museum
Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through family activities and crafts reflecting his messages of peace and justice. Listen to music that honors Dr. King, and attend a performance of The MLK Project by the Writers’ Theatre. Cost: Free Admission and includes complimentary Museum admission
Schedule of EventsAll day
Kids Crafts with Artist Sue Romanelli
Crown Room, first floor11:00 a.m.The MLK Project: Fight for Civil RightsThe Writer’s TheatreRubloff Auditorium, 1st floor’
Precious Lord: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chicago Chamber ChoirChicago Room, 2nd floor1:45 p.m.
“I have a Dream” speech
Re-enactment by Oba William KingChicago Room, 2nd floor2:00 p.m.
Voices for Freedom
Gwen Hilary, Storyteller and Enoch Williamson, MusicianChicago Room, 2nd floor2:45 p.m.
“I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech
Re-enactment by Oba William KingChicago Room, 2nd floor
Chicago History Museum – 312-642-4600
1601 N Clark StRead more at Free Things to Do in Chicago: http://chicagofree.info/2012/01/14/free-admission-to-chicago-museums-on-martin-luther-king-day/#ixzz1jYCAL8QO
It’s Raining Eggs at SciTech Museum!
It’s No Yolk! Over Spring Break on Wednesday, March 30th SciTech is going to have its
SciTech Egg Drop Contest!
Children will Engineer and Create housing for their eggs to compete in a contest to see which egg survives the D-R-O-P from our Mezzanine.
How do you say SPLAT?– or can the Kids keep their eggs intact?!
At 10-12 Noon the Egg Engineering Material Tables will open.
At 12 Noon will be the EGG DROP!
Regular Admission lets you in on the FUN!
General Admission: $8
Adults 60 and over $7
Kids 3 and under FREE!
Don’t forget, SciTech has two day Spring Break Camps the same week on
March 28 & 29 and March 31 & April 1!
Hurry! Only 20 kids per class, Camps are close to full!
Sign up Now!
- Totally Ballistic
- Pirate’s Treasure
- Kitchen Chemistry
(Please call to register for the Science Camps- 630-859-3434 ext. 218)
We look forward to seeing you over Spring Break!
The SciTech Team
SciTech Hands On Museum
18 West Benton St
Aurora, IL 60506
You are invited to Secret Keeper Girl Live the Pajama Party Tour!
Friday, March 4th, 2011,
7:00 P.M. – 9:15 P.M. at Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows Campus.
Secret Keeper Girl – Pajama Party Tour – This Friday!
Pajamas are welcome for all! Tickets still available!
If you have not purchased tickets yet and would still like to, there is room! You can purchase tickets in these ways for the remainder of this week: Online: Simply click above or go to www.secretkeepergirl.com.
Tickets are $11.50 for general admission, $9 for groups of 10 or more, or $17 for Gold Circle (preferred seating).
At the door on Friday, March 4 for $15 each, General Admission seats only.
There will be bottled water for sale for $1 before the show and during intermission.
Doors will open to the Worship Center at 6:00 P.M. for Gold Circle and 6:15 P.M. for General Admission. If you have questions about the Secret Keeper Girl event, please contact Rebecca Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Secret Keeper Girl, you can visit their website here at www.secretkeepergirl.com.
Harvest Bible Chapel 800 Rohlwing Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 HarvestRollingMeadows.org
I came across some amazing information at the blog of a Sonlight Rep turned bloggy friend of mine.
This information is taken straight from the Museum of Science and Industry’s website:
Home School Group Reservations
Individual families with fewer than 20 students receive free general admission on Monday through Friday except during holiday periods. Parents receive free general admission as well. No advance reservations are required; you will be asked to fill out a Free Admission slip at the ticket counter. No documentation is needed. Omnimax movies, Learning Labs and special exhibits like Smart Home: Green + Wired have additional fees and are not offered at a discounted rate for individuals. Check out our free day schedule.
Illinois home school groups of 20 or more students receive free general admission and regular school group discounts for Omnimax movies and special exhibits. Click here for school group pricing. Advance reservations and payment are required. One chaperone is needed for every 10 students. Reserve your visit online or by calling (773) 684-1414.
Individual home school students can sign up for special Learning Labs. Advance payment of $10 per student is required. Call (773) 684-1414 to reserve a spot. Labs are limited to 20 students on a first-come, first-served basis. The next sessions are:
Home school groups may register for one of our regular Learning Labs offered during the school year from September to June. Labs have a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 students, and each lab is $100 for the entire group (or $120 for special labs). Reserve a group lab by making a field trip reservation online or by calling (773) 684-1414.
Meet at the Information Desk on Main Level 2 15 minutes before the start of the lab. Parents and siblings are encouraged to walk around the Museum during the program.
Arrival and Parking
Plan to arrive at the Museum at least 30 minutes before any scheduled program such as Learning Labs, Omnimax movies or ticketed exhibits. An individual or group who is registered for a Learning Lab must meet at the Information Desk on Main Level 2 15 minutes before the start of the lab. Convienient indoor parking is available in the Museum’s underground parking garage.
Home School Policies
Download a PDF of our Home School Policies.
Tips for Your Visit
Make a pre-visit: If possible, visit the Museum before bringing your group to familiarize yourself with the building and the exhibits.
Take part in our live science experiences: From dissecting an eyeball to taking part in a discussion about climate change, our daily live science experiences make students part of the action. These programs are offered at no additional cost.
Make lunch plans: Pre-registered home school groups (of 20 or more) may reserve a lunch time in the student cafeteria. Other groups are invited to eat in the Brain Food Court.
Set expectations: The Museum offers 14 acres of exhibit space to explore. Set realistic expectations for how much your group can accomplish and what you want your group to learn. Our exhibits are designed to spark interest and engage the visitor. Rushing to see the entire Museum in one trip can be a frustrating experience. Use our map or visit planning tool to decide what to see and do, and check out our field trip worksheets and exhibit guides to focus your visit.
For field trips, call (773) 684-1414. For other education inquiries, email edinfo(at)msichicago.org.