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NameNature and Science at Wonder Works Children's Museum in Apri
AddressWonder Works Children's Museum 6445 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Brief DescriptionNature and Science activities at Wonder Works in April
TypeActivity
CategoryRecreation
DescriptionFriday, April 8: Animals in Spring, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Find out what wild animals are doing in early April. Bird migration is well under way, frogs and toads sing on warm days, and worms and insects are more active as the soil warms. We'll meet some soil animals, including baby worms and pill bugs. We'll also have live tadpoles and frogs, plus both living and preserved insects. Search for plastic and plush bugs, birds, mammals, and reptiles that spent the winter in the Great Outdoors exhibit, then make footprints in our pretend mud at the play-dough table.

Friday, April 15: Transportation Works, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Let gravity do the work as you race toy cars down ramps and through tunnels. Then let spinning wheels propel toy cars in loop-de-loops around a battery-powered raceway. We will also have more wooden trains than usual, plus an O-scale model railway, where you can take your turn as engineer. 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 in the art-room sandbox.

Friday, April 22: Rocks for Play and Learning, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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. We will even use rocks to practice basic math skills! You also can collect coal and iron ore hauled by our O-scale model railway, plus gravel used to support real railroad tracks (including gray limestone, red granite, and pink quartzite). The play-dough table will be set up as a quarry, where diggers and dump trucks excavate rocks and crystals and wooden trains haul them away.

Friday, April 29: Make It Look Bigger, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Today we will explore the tools that make small things look bigger and far-way things look much closer than they really are. You can look through different kinds of magnifiers at bugs, crystals, and other tiny things. There will also be a video microscope to explore really tiny objects. We'll aim a telescope out the window to look for birds in far off trees and make pretend binoculars and telescopes, so you can go exploring in the Great Outdoors exhibit.
Phone 1(708) 383-4815
Emaildhoambrecker@wonder-works.org
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance3 hours
Websitewww.wonder-works.org
Last Updated3/22/2016
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