Home | Plan a Visit | Upcoming Events | Family Events

Family Events

Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays for Families

Every second Saturday of the month, drop by the Museum to experience history in unexpected ways. Take your family on a museum adventure, learn with your senses, and discover what makes Chicago unique.

Each month, we highlight a different activity cart where families can learn together. Our trained volunteers, the Fun Timers, will get you started exploring the city and its stories.

This fall, Second Saturdays are getting groovy with a different make-and-take craft each month inspired by The 1968 Exhibit. From peace sign necklaces to pop art headbands, celebrate the 1960s with your family!

Artifacts

September 13, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Touch, look at, and talk about objects from Chicago’s past.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Kids 12 and under always receive free Museum admission!

Prairie

October 11, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Investigate the prairie plants that used to grow here, from gigantic flowers to far-reaching fields.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Kids 12 and under always receive free Museum admission!

Maps

November 8, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Connect artifacts to their original locations in the city, follow clues, and share stories about places in Chicago.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Kids 12 and under always receive free Museum admission!

Second Saturdays at the Chicago History Museum is supported by a gift from the Siragusa Foundation.

Document Actions