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Dymaxion Family Day


Free for families with children ages 12 and under.

For one time only, Target Family Day is on a SUNDAY. Join us for a day of experimentation as we investigate the work and world of Buckminster Fuller. Explore the intersection of geometry and art as you create new play spaces, use your favorite shapes to design domes, and mix and match words to create mottos for the future.


  • The Shape of Things

Fourth floor

Use your body to express your ideas in this movement workshop that repeat every 20 minutes.

  • Chronofile Creation

Fourth floor

Buckminster Fuller kept a detailed journal that he called the Chronofiles. Follow in the footsteps of Bucky and create your own Chronofile that documents your day at the museum.

  • Pop a Wish for the World

Second floor

Spell out and or create images to represent your wish for the world.

  • Dymaxion Play

Ground floor

Build a dome, stack triangles, and wiggle your way through spaces that you create.

  • Tot Spot

Ground floor

Refreshments await you on the ground floor, where you can recharge in between art-making activities.

We want you to have a wonderful experience. Groups of 20 or more must contact the education department at 312-397-3841 two weeks before the event to determine if space is available. Additional fees may apply.


Target Family Days are sponsored by

Support for Family Programs is provided in part through the MCA Women’s Board Family Education Initiative.