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Wonder Works Children’s Museum

6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
(708) 383-4815 http://wonder-works.org

January 2020

Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Seashells and Sharks

January 31, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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$9

Let's find out what lives in the salty sea! You can sift shells from sand and touch colorful shells from around the world. Then stare into the tooth filled jaws of preserved sharks and collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived long ago. There will be lots of plastic and plush sharks and other sea life in the Great Outdoors, plus smaller plastic sea life at the play dough table. The Nature Collector's Swap Shop will be open, too, so…

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February 2020

Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Transportation Works

February 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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$9

Let gravity do the work as you race toy cars down ramps. Then let spinning wheels propel toy cars in to loop-de-loops around a battery powered raceway. Take your turn as engineer for an O-scale model railway, and then assemble trains to run through our GeoTrax village. The play dough table will be set up as a construction site, with diggers, dump trucks, and plastic construction workers. You'll find more construction vehicles in our pebble filled pool and in the…

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Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Collecting Nature

February 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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$9

Young children and their adults can learn about the natural world when they collect rocks, fossils, shells, bones, seeds, cones, or other objects produced by nature. At our Collecting Nature program, you can view, touch, sort, classify, learn about, and play with our nature collections from around the world. You can also jump start your own collection: Sift through the sandbox to find rocks and shells you can either keep or trade at the Nature's Collector's Swap Shop. At the…

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Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Animals in Winter

February 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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$9

How do wild animals survive winter's cold? Meet live creatures that usually spend the winter in sheltered places, like deep in the soil or in rotten logs. Then help plastic and plush bugs, birds, mammals, and reptiles find safe places to spend the winter in the Great Outdoors exhibit. You can also touch real mammal furs, examine skulls and bones, and make bird and mammal tracks at the play dough table.

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Nature and Science at Wonder Works: What’s Inside?

February 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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$9

Today we will use our senses of touch, hearing, and sight to discover what's inside a variety of natural and human made objects. Reach inside a box and let your sense of touch tell you what it holds. Shake a container to see if you can tell what's inside just by listening. You can look at X-rays of skeletons and try to put pretend organs back inside a plastic body. Then hatch plastic and play dough eggs to discover insects,…

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