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NameSpecial Events at Wonder Works Children's Museum in October
AddressWonder Works Children's Museum 6445 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Brief DescriptionSpecial Events At Wonder Works in October
TypeActivity
CategoryRecreation
DescriptionPumpkins in the Garden
Saturday, October 22, 10am to Noon
Autumn is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, it's not to hot! Join Wonder Works in welcoming Master Gardner Suzette Gacek, from the University of Illinois extension Master Gardener's Program for this amazing workshop where you and your child will explore the world of autumn gardens and have the opportunity to "harvest" and decorate a pumpkin, dig in pumpkin guts and enjoy some freshly roasted pumpkin seeds. The free program is made possible by a grant from the Rotary Club of Oak Park River Forest and includes free admission to the museum for program participants.

Natures and Science at Wonder Works
Friday, October 7, 10 am to Noon: Bugs in Fall
Meet some live bugs and worms that are preparing to spend winter buried deep in the soil, in rotten logs, or under water-or maybe even in your basement! You also can see and touch preserved bugs, plus egg cases, cocoons, and other shelters made by this summer's bugs. There will be plastic bugs in our dirt-colored play dough and bug related crafts in the art room.

Friday, October 14, 10am to Noon: Transportation Works
Let gravity do the work as you race toy cars down ramps and through tunnels. Then let spinning wheels propel toy cars into loop-de-loops around a battery-powered raceway. We will also have more wooden trains than usual, plus an 0-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 and in the sandbox.

Friday, October 21, 10am to Noon: 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 0-scale electric railroad. We will peek inside some of the battery powered toys to figure out how they work. Hint: Their motors will have magnets! There will be lots of magnetic construction materials to build with, plus magnets to explore the art-room sandbox, see what sticks to magnets, and what does not.

Friday, October 28, 10am to Noon: Bones and Skeletons
Get ready for Halloween by discovering bones and skeletons! Find out which animals have bones and what their bones look and feel like. Then play with plastic and plush versions of animals and bones, and dig skeletons out of play dough. You also can discover skeletal decorations and costumes designed for Halloween, plus decorated sugar skulls made to celebrate Day of the Dead.


Phone 1(708) 383-4815
Email[email protected]
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance3 Hours
CostIncluded With General Admission of $7 Per Person
HoursMon & Wed-Sat, 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Closed to the public on Tuesdays.
Websitewww.wonder-wiorks.org
Last Updated10/3/2016
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