Your City@ Home Series
Your City@ Home Series is a collaboration between Bellwood, Algonquin, and several other libraries. Each Saturday in April, you can virtually explore museums LIVE from the comfort of your home!
It's time to meet the penguins - virtually! Experience a live virtual visit with the penguins that call Shedd home. During this 45-minute experience, you will meet a penguin up close and discover what makes these birds so amazing. Our animal care team will take you "behind the scenes" in the penguins' habitat to learn more about how penguins are able to "fly" underwater, stay warm in cooler waters and much more! Space is limited. To receive the Zoom meeting information, click this link to register.
This exclusive tour will include a visit to Horticulture Hall, the beehives, and a behind-the-scenes sneak-peak at the propagation greenhouses. To receive the Zoom meeting information, click this link to register.
"The People Could Fly" is a very relevant and layered statement used by and about people of African descent in America. Join the discussion to learn about the history of Black people flying, literally and figuratively, well above their circumstances along with Chicago's role in this rich legacy. To receive the Zoom meeting information, click this link to register.
Explore the "Nuestras Historias" exhibition which includes works from the museum's permanent collection. Nuestras Historias showcases the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. The exhibition presents cultural identity as something that continually evolves across time, regions, and communities, rather than as a static, unchanging entity, and features ancient Mesoamerican and colonial artifacts, modern Mexican art, folk art, and contemporary works from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. The vast diversity of Mexican identities demonstrated in these works defies the notion of one linear history and a singular identity. To receive the Zoom meeting information, click this link to register.