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Hands-On Learning with ScienceConnections Discovery Packs

Did you know that you can borrow a backpack filled with hands-on activities for school-age kids? Our ScienceConnections Discovery Packs are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused kits that come with books and activity sets to let kids explore different topics through hands-on learning. Discovery Packs are available at locations across the city. Find one near you today. Each…
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Free Days at Chicago Museums in May

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in May. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15…
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Mural Unveiling at HWLC YOUmedia!

YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center is the proud home of a new mural designed and painted by YOUmedia alum, Urban Radical. The mural, entitled Saturn's Summer, depicts five characters representing teens from the “three sides of Chicago” within a bright and surreal setting complete with the planet Saturn, the Chicago skyline, the artist’s trademark…
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