Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime. Children use a large variety of paints, methods and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression.
Mon & Wed-Sat 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. Included in admission.
Story Time: Wednesdays at 3:30. Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. Please Note: This is a new day and time for Story Time which replaces Story Time Monday.
Mary Ellen Wilson jumped at the opportunity when Wonder Works Children's Museum approached her about adding a mural to its theater. Wonder Works, located at 6445 W. North Ave. in Oak Park, gives kids a chance to explore anything from performing onstage to shopping at a pretend farmers' market.
Wonder Works looks a little different thanks to the newly installed parts of Fantasy Kingdom. The installation, a gift from the Allan family features four mini houses, including a store, a police station and a fire house. Coming soon - the reading room kingdom.