Join us for a family fun fair in honor of the exhibit: "Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland's Amusement Parks".
Chicago has had its share of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring amusement parks, from the rotations of the first Ferris Wheel at the 1893 World's Columbian exhibition to the ups-and-downs of The Bobs at Riverview. This new exhibit celebrates Chicago's favorite destinations for fun and thrills, including early trolley parks and suburban attractions like Kiddieland and Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom. Learn about the signature rides and iconic venues through rare photos and video, memorabilia, advertisements and intriguing artifacts. Families will encounter hands-on interactive displays including a Skee-Ball game, marble roller coaster tracks station, virtual roller coaster experience, and a kid-friendly exhibit guide.
Kids can ride a trackless train, play Kiddieland Kats and other carnival games, ride a mini-Ferris wheel, take aim at the dunk tank, make a roller coaster-themed craft and test out the marble roller coaster tracks. High-energy live music provided by School of Rock and ice cream for sale by Kilwin’s. Bring a picnic dinner and lawn blanket and enjoy complimentary popcorn and cotton candy while supplies last.