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Fun Friday

Time to chalk it up! Show off your creative skills by making chalk art on the sidewalks of The Promenade Bolingbrook.


Bubble Works

Bubble Works is back and bubblier than ever! Join Wonder Works as we explore the wonderful world of Bubbles! We will be creating unique paintings and bubble wands in our North Avenue Art Works. Join us outside for giant Bubbles, Bubble Windows and Bubble Blowing. Explore the wonderful world of science with Bubbles at various stations around the museum! Bubble…


Summer Place Theatre Anything Goes

The story is one you’ve undoubtedly heard before: Billy loves Hope, Hope is engaged to Evelyn, Evelyn is enraptured by Reno, and all of them are somehow mixed up with crime duo “Moonface” Martin and Erma. Did we mention that this all unfolds in the confines of a ship in the middle of the Atlantic? This uproarious comedy of errors…


Fun Friday

Wear your comfy shoes, stretchy clothes, and get ready to move! Join us for Zumba on The Row! Sponsored by the Bolingbrook LifeStyles Fitness Center Bring a donation of school supplies to be donated to the Valley View Educational Enrichment Foundation, and you will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card to a store here at The…


Miss Jamie from the Farm

Planting seeds through song as Miss Jamie from the Farm takes your kids (ages 5 and under) on an imaginative 30 minute musical adventure to her “farm.” Children will learn values like hard work, healthy eating, and being kind to animals and each other.  


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Rocks for Play and Learning

We will have lots of rocks at Wonder Works today, including big rocks to touch, smaller rocks to sort, and tiny rocks to sift from the art room sandbox. You also can transport coal and iron ore on our O-scale model railway and collect rocks of many different colors. The play dough table will be set up as a quarry,…



Fun Friday

Put your friendliest game face on and get ready to game on! Tonight we have our family game night!


WTTW Kids Big Idea Live Tour

The WTTW Kids Lab Guys will be at Stratford Square Mall for a free, fun-filled live show for kids and families on Friday, July 21 from 11 am until 12:30 pm. They will explore some big ideas, like life cycles, emotions, and nature, and share the recipe for a big idea: Wonder, Watch, and Learn More.


Artfest Michigan Avenue

Artfest Michigan Avenue is back! Launched in the summer of 2015 by Amdur Productions, the three-day art fest has quickly become one of the city’s most popular events! With over 100-juried artists in a variety of mediums, the festival takes place on Chicago’s world-famous Michigan Avenue at the base of the iconic Chicago Tribune building, next to the new Apple…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Electric Toys and Magnets

Today’s focus will be on current electricity, as we make electric circuits that light bulbs, run a motor, or play music. You can also play with toys powered by batteries and take a turn as engineer with our O-scale electric railroad. We will peek inside some battery powered toys to figure out how they work. There will be lots of…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Air-Powered Toys

Moving air can power airplanes, helicopters, boats, and many other kinds of vehicles. At this week’s program, you can launch a paper helicopter, drop a parachute, release a balloon powered vehicle, help the wind blow sailboats across the water, and fly aircraft powered by your imagination. You can also make your own burst of wind using an empty plastic jug…