May. 27th - 29th
The Force returns to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago for three days of out-of-this-world fun during the LEGO Star Warsâ¢ Days event weekend!
The three day event will feature fun-filled LEGO Star Warsâ¢ activities for all ages including:
The LEGO Star Warsâ¢ Minifigure scavenger hunt: Can you find all of your favorite LEGO Star Warsâ¢ characters hiding in the two million LEGO Bricks of Miniland Chicago?
Build a larger than life LEGO Star Warsâ¢ Yodaâ¢ model: Join our model builders in the completion of a large-scale LEGO Star Warsâ¢ Yodaâ¢ model and receive your very own build certificate
Take photos with life-sized LEGO Star Warsâ¢ Darth Vaderâ¢ & LEGO Star Warsâ¢ R2-D2â¢: Enjoy our LEGO Star Warsâ¢ Episode IV Miniland display complete with interactive displays and life-sized LEGO Star Warsâ¢ models
Meet and greet with Costumed Fan Groups
School is out on Monday, May 29th, which means it's the perfect time to visit Pump It Up. Sessions go from 10-11:45am & 12-1:45pm. Cost is $12/child and includes playtime in Arenas A and B. Online reservations are highly recommended.
Jun. 5th - Sep. 1st
Join Childrens Lighthouse's eX - S.T.R.E.A.M. Summer Camp for ages 2-5. Housed in our state of the art preschool, this program is run by experienced educators and follows weekly themes like "Wild Things" and "Sticky, Icky & Gross". Kids will learn Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math through hands on games and learning activities. The students will head outside to Revere Park for outside play and exploration as well. Organic breakfast, lunch and snack are included daily. The weekly rate is $425/child for care from 7am-6:30pm.
Jun. 10th - Sep. 3rd
Children will have fun learning about life in present-day Japan in this playful and interactive exhibit. Families will be transported to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan today, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture. The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree. In the colorful, bustling Tokyo, kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, design adorable mascots and more! Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.
Jun. 10th - 11th
Visit our newest temporary exhibit and explore the many aspects of both contemporary and traditional culture expressed in today's Japan. This immersive exhibition allows visitors to stroll through a peaceful Shinto shrine park or experiment with the cutest new look in a bustling Tokyo streetscape. Special activities during opening weekend include creating a cute mascot, using chopsticks, and testing your skill at writing Japanese characters. You can sample some Japanese candy, and even become a karaoke star! Special activities, this opening weekend, run from 1:00-4:00 p.m. each day. Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.
Put on your overalls, don your boots, and get ready to frolic on the farm! Live goats, sheep, ducks, and bunnies will be on hand for you to pet. Then horse around with hands-on science and art as we get into grains, turn cream into butter, make the cutest crafts, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF HealthCare the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Pokemon, anime, and Hello Kitty are just a few of the things we share with our friends in Japan! Explore how kawaii, the Japanese word for "cute", is a driving force in fashion and art. Try your pen at calligraphy, learn to draw like an anime artist and pick up some Japanese words while enjoying our temporary exhibition Hello from Japan! Then enjoy an exciting Japanese drumming performance by Tsuasa Taiko Community Ensemble at 11 am and 1 pm. Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.