A trip to the Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM) is a guaranteed good time at any time of the year. But if f you’re planning to visit the CCM this June, be sure to bring your lab coat, goggles and plenty of curiosity. This month, CCM unleashed Mad Science!, a month-long tribute to the Mr. Hyde that lies deep down in all of us.
“Chicago Children’s Museum has always been committed to fostering an excitement for science,” said Jennifer Farrington, CCM president and CEO. “Children are concrete thinkers and learn best through first-hand observations and investigations, and we really took that to heart when developing this theme and associated programs. And because we specialize in fun, there’s a ton of that, too.”
Mad Science! programs start at 12:30 p.m. every day, and children and families have plenty of opportunities to have fun while developing valuable science-based skills. Programs include:
- The Launchinator – CCM’s biggest, most powerful catapult ever will unleash its fury every Monday and Wednesday in June. Massive targets hang in the museum’s Great Hall, and we guarantee this crowd favorite will not disappoint.
But there is more -- lots more! Check out my full post about Mad Science over at School's Out, my ChicagoNow blog on celebrating summer in the Midwest.