Jun. 10th - Sep. 3rd
Children will have fun learning about life in present-day Japan in this playful and interactive exhibit. Families will be transported to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan today, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture. The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree. In the colorful, bustling Tokyo, kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, design adorable mascots and more! Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.
Jun. 27th - Aug. 25th
Summer Camp! June 27th - August 25th.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-4:00pm.
Morning Camp from 9:15am-12:15pm will be held during the week of August 7th-11th!
If you are searching for a fun summer camp program that offers flexibility and convenience, look no further! My Gym Summer Camp is here! My Gym's high energy three hour camps accommodate children 2.5 - 7.5 years old. Each camp day is completely unique as children participate in sports, games, relays, dance, arts & crafts, snacks, spaceflight rides and more -- all inside My Gym's safe and air-conditioned gym. Our program is designed to enhance physical development, imagination and a sense of individual success.
Summer Camp session runs June 27th through August 25th. Camp is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-4:00pm! Also, this summer we are offering morning camp from 9:15am-12:15pm for one week only, August 7th - 11th!
As always, camps are "pick and choose" your dates for whatever meets your schedule. This year, we have multiple pricing options and great discounted packages allowing you ultimate flexibility on price and on booking your days!
Aug. 23rd - 24th
Have the kids wear their favorite pajamas while they jump around in our inflatables. Includes a slice of pizza, drinks, and 2 doughnut holes. Score a free balloon during our balloon drip and grab a goodie bag, for the kids, on your way out. Cost is $8 per person (all kids and adults require a ticket). Online reservations highly recommended.
Walk a Tokyo streetscape to explore the progressive, youth-inspired contemporary culture of Japan. Then cross the bridge to experience an ancestral heritage that still exists harmoniously side by side in a bustling city. Invent your own mascot, dress up in the kawaii shop, practice katakana writing, or tie a wish to the tree one more time before Hello From Japan says goodbye. Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun. After the show, join us in the Bubble-Palooza Playground to try some of Geoff's tricks, and create some of your own as you test your soapy skills with bubble art and activities for the whole family! Sponsored in part by Alpine Bank and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Tickets in advance: $5 Public; $4 Members;
At the Door: $6 Public; $5 Members; Museum admission is extra; Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.
Performances will be held at: 9:00, 10:30, Noon, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30.