Waukegan Pop-Up Museum
KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
POP-UP MUSEUM IN WAUKEGAN
• Creative Art Studio
• Air-Mazing exhibit
• Chagall for Children exhibit
• Imagination Playground building block
Sat & Sun, Feb 3 – 25: 12 – 4 p.m.
Thu, Feb 15: 5 – 7 p.m.
Sat, Feb 17: ArtWauk Family Hours 12- 7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Adult-only reception
Thu, Feb 22: 5 – 7 p.m.
During the month of February, Kohl Children’s Museum will host a pop-up Museum at Urban Edge, a 5,000 sq. ft. storefront gallery located in downtown Waukegan, IL. This pilot program, Kohl Children’s Museum in Waukegan, will be free of charge to school and childcare groups during weekday hours and to families during evening and weekend hours. The pop-up Museum will include hands-on STEAM activities for children ages three to eight years old and their families. Kohl Children’s Museum in Waukegan will be open approximately 20 hours each week during the month of February, including 10 hours open to the public (See schedule.)
Kohl Children’s Museum’s popular traveling exhibit, Chagall for Children, will occupy half of the Urban Edge space. Chagall for Children features 14 of Chagall’s works, each with an accompanying hands on activity in a variety of media that encourages the visitor to explore and work with specific art principles such as color, composition, light, and texture.
The other half of the space will focus on open-ended experimentation with science, design, and construction. Large wind tubes and a Bernoulli blower will encourage children to explore airflow, drag, symmetry, and gravity. Imagination Playground blocks and magnetic building blocks will provide a wealth of collaborative learning opportunities.
Fun “Learn At Home” activities will also be provided to encourage families to continue the hands-on learning after they leave the pop-up Museum experience.
The pop-up museum pilot has been underwritten in part by the Golder Family Foundation and the Gorter Family Foundation.