Wonder Works

At the Wonder Works museum, children can explore 6 different “experience zones.” They can explore forest life in the Great Outdoors exhibit, make an art project, build with blocks and magnets, and much more. Students and scouts learn about the world creatively as they make crafts out of recycled objects, operate a working stage with lights and cameras, or even get involved planting something at the museum’s organic garden. The Art Works exhibit has special activities on certain days of the week like storytelling, color mixing, and painting. Groups can schedule a field trip to have access to all the museum’s exhibits for 3 hours.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 6445 West North Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. Cook County. Tel: 708-383-4815. Email: info@wonder-works.org. Website: www.wonder-works.org. Hrs: Wed.-Sat. & Mon. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue