Things to do with the kids in September
On Saturday, September 22, Smithsonian magazine will celebrate Museum Day, offering free admission to institutions throughout the country. In Chicago, you'll be able to score free tickets to places like the National Writers Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Adler Planetarium and the DuSable Museum of African American History. Claim your free ticket by visiting the Smithsonian website, where you can browse the list of participating institutions.
This interactive exhibit explores the science and technology that go into making some of your favorite animated films, closely examining the techniques used by artists and computer scientists to bring movies like Toy Story and The Incredibles to the big screen. You'll even be able to control a camera while learning how animators created a sense of scale in A Bug's Life and explore the properties of lighting that made it challenging to create convincing water animations in Finding Nemo.