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  1. Clay Day: Model Magic Portraits

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    Friday, April 19 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Explore the squishy, smudgy, sculptable world of clay! Today we’ll “make and take” miniature portraits created with model magic clay.

    Each Friday, join us for a different drop-in clay experience in the Art Studio. We’ll work with a variety of media–ceramic clay, dough, paper clay, polymer clay, and more. This event is free with general museum admission.

  2. STEAM Time: Making Fossils

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    Friday, April 5 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

    Learn how ancient life was preserved over time, and create your own cast fossils out of clay.

    Join us each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. These hands-on programs foster creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, increase problem-solving skills, and offer new ways for kids to explore the world around them.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  3. Exploration Station: Pollinator Seed Balls

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    Sunday, April 28 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

    Create seed balls using a native pollinator seed mix grown on the museum’s Rooftop Ramble! Find out what it takes to plant pollinator gardens, and gain a better understanding of plants’ life cycle from seed to flower.

    This event is free with the price of general admission. Image credit: Chicago Community Gardeners Association

  4. Exploration Station: Succulent Planters

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    Sunday, April 14 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

    Celebrate International Plant Appreciation Day by decorating a custom succulent planter using pots made in the museum’s Art Studio.

    This event is free with the price of general admission.

  5. Exploration Station: Whimsical Weather Crafts

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    Sunday, April 7 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

    Rain or shine, we’re making crafts inspired by the day’s weather! Possible crafts include kites, sun paper art, rain art, and other weather-related creative projects.

    This event is free with the price of general admission.

  6. Let’s Make! with Lexie

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    Sunday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more!

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  7. Let’s Make! with Lexie

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    Sunday, April 21 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more!

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  8. Let’s Make! with Lexie

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    Sunday, April 14 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more!

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  9. Let’s Make! with Lexie

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    Sunday, April 7 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more!

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  10. Suzuki Strings of Madison Performance

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    Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm 2:30 pm

    Join our young guest performers from Suzuki Strings of Madison for a concert for all ages.

    The concert will take place outdoors in the Wonderground.

    This event is free with the price of general admission.

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