Artists and Authors
Be an explorer, scientist, artist and much more! Take part in fun-filled art and science activities in The Crown Family PlayLab. Hear a storytelling performance, meet a Field Museum scientist, or work with Chicago artists to create your own masterpiece.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month.
11am - 2pm
Free with Basic admission.
Wolves are travelers who are built for running long distances over large territories. Scientists look at an animal’s paw prints and tracks to learn about its behavior in its environment. Join us in the Crown Family Playlab to stamp your own animal paw prints, then hear a story about wolves and learn how to compare and contrast different animal tracks.
Calling all future Paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts! Listen to the story The Field Mouse and a Dinosaur Named Sue by Jan Wahl during story time. Dig for a dinosaur bone and examine fossils in the science lab then go to the art studio to create a dinosaur mask to take home with you.
Did you that know a number of insects, some fungi, and MOST animals living in the deepest part of the ocean glow-in-the-dark? Scientists are studying the diverse reasons why these living creatures have the ability to glow. Join us in the Crown Family PlayLab to learn more about these fascinating creatures and create your own glow-in-the-dark original design.
Meet a Scientist!
Create a masterpiece!
Listen to a story!