Feb 6-12: This Week’s Chicago Family Event Picks You Should Check Out

| February 6, 2012 | 4 Comments


Design Detectives Family Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL
Feb: 11

Bring your family of sleuths together and explore Wright’s home to uncover the secrets of his designs. Discover how America’s most famous architect broke with traditional design, and hear stories of his family’s life in their Oak Park house.

Admission: $15 adult, $12 youth (4-17) and senior (65+). Free tickets for children 3 and under.
The Wright 3 Mystery Tour of the Robie House
Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
1:30 pm – 2:30pm
Feb. 11In Blue Balliett’s novel The Wright 3, super-sleuths Calder and Petra, along with Tommy, are drawn into an art mystery involving Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. Now, a special The Wright 3 mystery tour of the Robie House is available for kids of all ages. Led by Junior Interpreters, specially trained 5th-10th graders, The Wright 3 tour allows kids and their families to experience the space and mystery of the Robie House for themselves.Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lincoln Park Zoo: Introduction to Zookeeping
2200 North Cannon Drive  Chicago, IL 60614
1–3 p.m., Saturday, February
What does a zookeeper really spend the day doing? Find out! Kids will have the chance to learn about animal training, see some tools of the trade and experience what it’s like to prepare meals for zoo animals.This program is suitable only for 3rd & 4th graders, and is a drop-off program.
Parents should not register themselves for this program.
Children who do not meet the age/grade requirements are not eligible to register for this program.
Second Saturdays for Families
1601 North Clark Street Chicago
Saturday, February 11
Performances begin at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and are forty minutes in length.
Discover Chicago with the Radio Disney Road Crew on the second Saturday of each month. Explore the Great Chicago Fire, the city’s landmarks, and Blues music through fun, creative activities that engage the whole family. While you’re here, tour the Museum using a special kid’s activity guide, and make-and-take a craft.Cost: Free with museum admission
Ryan Education Center
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
2/11/12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
“Visit our collection of African Art with your family and then make mixed media creations inspired by the sculptures you see.This is a drop-in program and registration is not required. This program is designed for families with children.”

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  4. There’s no date on the zookeeping event. My kids would love that.

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