Pop-Up Programs | Dec. 26 – 29

Holiday Pop-Up Programs | December 26-30

This winter break, guests visiting the Adler Planetarium can enjoy STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programming for the whole family during our third annual Pop-up Programs event. This year, we’re celebrating the curiosity, ingenuity, and perseverance that took us to the Moon a half-century ago with different organizations from across the city leading special programs each day.

During this 4-day event, 11 different partners will lead hands-on, family-friendly programs and workshops, with experiments, coding, dancing, and other STEAM-focused activities throughout the week. All programs are designed to spark engagement, curiosity, and fun!

This event is free with admission.

PARTNERS: Chicago Architecture Center, Code Create, Design Dance,  The Girl and I, High Touch–High Tech Chicagoland, The Paintbrush, Power Up Tech Academy, Project SYNCERE, Steve and Kate’s Camp, TechGirlz, Wonder Works Children’s Museum

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 26

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our Solar System

Design Dance
Moony Move + Groove

1:00–3:00 pm
Our Solar System

Chicago Architecture Center
Lunar Lairs

2:00–4:00 pm
Mission Moon

The Girl and I
Lost in Space

Thursday, December 27

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our Solar System

High Touch–High Tech Chicagoland
Cosmic Capers

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Curiosity Station

Project SYNCERE
Telescope Design Project

2:00–4:00 pm
Our Solar System

The Paintbrush
Making the Melted Moon (a Slime Activity)

Friday, December 28

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planet Explorers

Wonder Works Children’s Museum
Hide and Seek Moon and Craters

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our Solar System

Code Create
Cardboard Switching

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mission Moon

Steve and Kate’s Camp
Stop Motion Animation

Saturday, December 29

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mission Moon

Power Up Tech Academy
Lunar Landing Coding

2:00–4:00 pm
Mission Moon

TechGirlz
Edison Robot

Program Descriptions

Design Dance
Moony Move + Groove
www.designdance.net

Orbit your way through a series of out-of-this-world dance activities that bring your kiddos’ imagination to life! Groove through the galaxy and sway with the stars, as you take on astronaut dance training, model Moon phases, and rocket around planetary rotations.


Chicago Architecture Center
Lunar Lairs
www.architecture.org

What does it take to live on the Moon? Come try your hand at designing and constructing a small habitat, and test your structure on our miniature Moon!


The Girl and I
Lost in Space
www.thegirlandi.com

Be inspired to learn about the mysteries of our solar system by engaging in hands-on projects based in art with scientific explanations supporting them.


High Touch – High Tech Chicagoland
Cosmic Capers
www.ScienceMadeFunCHI.net

Join High Touch-High Tech in an exploration of the Cosmos. Try out our lunar long jump, feel what it’s like in outer space by trying our human gyroscope, and make Space Mud Blue Moon to take home!


Project SYNCERE
Telescope Design Project
www.projectsyncere.org

Kids will build their own mini telescopes and then use them to identify constellations and phases of the Moon. They will receive a worksheet with the dates of good upcoming Moon viewings on it so they can use their telescopes or go Moon gazing at home on those dates.


The Paintbrush… a hands-on ART studio for kids
Making the Melted Moon (a Slime Activity)
www.thepaintbrush.net

Make your own sample of melted Moon (aka slime!). Take home what you make for hours of fun!


Wonder Works Children’s Museum
Hide and Seek Moon and Craters
www.wonder-works.org

We will explore tools scientists use to look at far away objects such as the Moon. We will also experiment with sand and stones to make craters.


Code Create
Cardboard Switching
www.codecreate.us

Create a Moon rocket that roars or an extraterrestrial creature that sings using cardboard, aluminum foil, and easy coding technology.


Steve and Kate’s Camp
Stop Motion Animation
www.steveandkatescamp.com

Create your own Stop Motion Animation Movie with space and Moon theme backgrounds.


Power Up Tech Academy
Lunar Landing Coding
powerupta.com

Learn to code by creating an animation or game based on the Moon landing! You will be able to control your own rocketship and customize the commands it can follow.


TechGirlz
Edison Robot
www.techgirlz.org

Kids can program Edison robots to follow a track or create more complex programs to have the robots blink lights, make noise, etc.!

THANK YOU TO OUR POP-UP PROGRAM PARTNERS!

Holiday Pop-Up Programs at the Adler are from December 26-29, 2018! Free with admission! Thanks to our partners.