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The Chicago Children’s Museum Presents: Mexico: Festival of Toys

Celebrate play, puppets, games and toys at Mexico: Festival of Toys! Chicago Children’s Museum’s wonderful new exhibit showcases a collection of more than 600 one-of-a-kind toys, on loan from Papalote Children’s Museum in Mexico City. On average nearly a century old, these toys offer a window into Mexico’s rich history. Handmade dolls of every shape and size, colorful puppets, traditional puzzles, marionettes, musical instruments, papier-mâché animals and wooden creatures inspires the creativity that entire families can put to good use in activity stations throughout the museum, including:

The DIY Toy Workshop, where visitors become toymakers and build their own vehicles, dolls, or puppets.
A Wheel Track to test the speed of toys that go!
Small Worlds, a dynamic landscape for creating and decorating miniature dwellings.
A Puppet Theater, where kids can design their own puppets and put on a show.
Rattle-Rama, a sensory-rich space dedicated to the youngest visitors.
A Seek-and-Find activity that encourages families to explore the Papalote collection together.

Bring your family to view these unique treasures from Mexico and experience the joys of Toys!


Dates:
Sep 13, 2010 - Mar 13, 2011

Hours:
Daily 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday evenings 5 - 8 pm

Location:
Chicago Children’s Museum
Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Admission:
Children/adults $10; seniors $9; children (under 1) FREE

Website:
For additional information please visit, http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

 

Public Transportation:
El: Red Line to Grand. Bus: 29, 65, 66, 120 and 124. For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.