Experimental Station

Free (for families)

event description

It's time to let loose with the MCA, Children's Humanities Festival, and author Blue Balliett! Celebrate the warm weather and get those creative juices following for the summer time. Experiment with unique techniques, create an original masterpiece, and find out how the MCA inspired Blue Balliett's latest book The Calder Game. Don't miss our last Family Day of the spring!

Family Days take place every second Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at the MCA. Admission to Family Day is free for families with children 12 and under. Activities are appropriate for all ages.

Experimental Station Activities

First floor
Chicago Humanities Festival and Chicago artist Jeff Simmerling show you tricks of the trade on how to build awe-inspiring masks.

First floor
Head of a donkey, bottom of a pig, tail of dog; build unique animal sculptures.

Kanter Meeting Room, First Floor
Cut, crimp, paste, and fold your own funky sack and walk around in style.

Theater, 11:30 am reading
Find out how the MCA's collection inspired author Blue Balliet's new book The Calder Game.

Featured image

Cover of The Calder Game by Blue Balliett Courtesy of the author and Scholastic


Support for Family Programs is provided in part through the MCA Women's Board Family Education Initiative. Additional support is generously provided by the Mericos Foundation.