Family Studio: Art & Science Projects





Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions,
led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

Art Projects          Saturdays & Sundays    1 - 4 pm

Rustic Holiday Ornaments
Red Grooms paints Civil War scenes on wood panels. On your own slice of wood, paint a picture of holiday fun. Presto! You’ve made an ornament to take home!

Post Cards from the Field
Civil War soldiers, far from family, wrote letters back home. With art materials, make a postcard to send to someone you miss.


Science Projects       Saturdays   1 - 4 pm

Experiment with shells and limestone, etching your own design to take home while learning how ocean acidity affects aquatic life.
* Workshops on the first Saturday of the month will be led by Scientist-in-Residence Alexandra Bausch.

Make a micro-watershed that shows how water flows from the mountains to the sea.







Sat, December 10
2 & 4 pm

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Live Radio Theater
Curmudgeons redeemed and goodwill restored in Dickens’ holiday tale told in Glenview’s Great Hall by four actors, a fiddler, and human-powered sound effects.

School’s Out, Stars Are In (sOSI)

School’s Out, Stars Are In is sponsored by

Creative activities and Planetarium shows for students on school break.
FREE with Museum admission. Led by Junior Docents.
Students must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Mon - Fri, December 26 - 30

Art Workshop
1 - 4 pm
Famous Faces

Photographer Mathew Brady’s images of Civil War soldiers inspire art. Trace a Brady picture and use art materials to create your own famous face!

Science Workshop
1 - 4 pm

Make a micro-watershed that shows how water flows from the mountains to the sea.

Star Shows
12:30 pm
The Girl Who Walked Upside Down
2 pm
Holiday Sky Tonight
3:30 pm
We Are Astronomers
Early Explorers Space in the Education Center


Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 pm
A safe space for children to explore, play, and create with their families.
The room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books.
A Junior Docent is present to answer questions and suggest activities.

Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Up to age 5