Family Day: Wonder

Free (for families)


Stretch your imagination, explore the cosmos, and experience the art of storytelling in new and inventive ways. Guest artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap and Manual Cinema, whose works are featured at the MCA this winter, lead interactive projects.

Happening This Month

Shadow Adventures
Try your hand at shadow puppetry and see your own shadows travel to fantastical places.

The Museum of Natural and Unnatural History
Create wondrous specimens, real and imagined, to build a Museum of Natural and Unnatural History.

The Oracle
Visit the Oracle to retrieve an object that will let you see into the future.

Wonder Tools
Create a tool that will help you answer curious questions about the world.

Moon Flags
Be an astronaut and create your own flag to stake on the surface of the moon.

Screen and Snack
Kick back, grab a snack, and watch a selection of videos inspired by today’s theme.

Curl up and enjoy a book as a family.

Scavenger Hunt
Pick up the latest version at the registration table. Find the artworks and try to complete the suggested prompts.

Featured image

Participants at Family Day, May 10, 2014 Photo: Joshua Longbrake © MCA Chicago