Family Day: Wonderland

Family Day: Wonderland
11 am–3 pm

Snails and elephants and meerkats, oh my! Colorful animals of all kinds invade Newfields this summer as part of the Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures exhibition. On this Family Day, get up close and personal with these “spectacular creatures” during a moving theater performance for all ages, create your own costume using recycled materials, and search for more animal friends in The Garden. Space for the performances is first come, first served, so be sure to be there early—maybe right after seeing Alice in Wonderland at 10 am for Cereal Cinema.

 

Schedule of Activities

(*) denotes rain location

  • Wonderfully Fanciful Hat-Making / Lilly Drive (*Pulliam Family Great Hall, Level 2) / 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Lilly House of Cards / Lilly Drive (*Pulliam Family Great Hall, Level 2) / 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Lawn-O-Games / Lilly Lawn / 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Family Yoga / Lilly Lawn (*Angel of the Resurrection, Level 2) / 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm
  • Alice and the Spectacular Creatures / Performances begin near the Four Seasons Garden / noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm - Sign up ahead of performance / 50 person max.
  • Bes-Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago Tour / Welcome Center, Level 2 / noon - 12:30 pm
  • Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures Gallery Tour / Welcome Center, Level 2 / 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
  • Art Basics Hold It! Cart / Pulliam Family Great Hall, Level 2 / 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Permanent Collection Public Tour: Portraits, Mirror of the Soul / Welcome Center, Level 2 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Ask Me! Docents / Galleries / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Asian Hold It! Cart / Asian Galleries, Level 3 / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Special Exhibition Public Tour: Collecting Contemporaries / Welcome Center, Level 2 / 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Lilly House Public Tour / Lilly House, Lower Level / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

June 2
The Garden
Included with admission
Free for members

Image Credit: Cracking Art (founded 1993), Installation view of “Cracking Art Xintiandi,” 2016, recyclable plastic, various dimensions. Image courtesy of Cracking Art.