The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition
Learning is mixed with fun in this highly interactive space where hands-on activities teach kids ages 8-12 to respect differences, address bullying, and take a stand on issues that matter to them. Children can:
- Peek inside school lockers to find surprising stories about Rosa Parks, Anne Frank and others who took a stand
- Confront “bully frogs” in an interactive virtual reality game
- Assemble a giant 3D puzzle to figure out who’s being left out at the cafeteria lunch table
- Give advice to kids in sticky situations or tell their own stories on video
- Make a pledge to be an upstander in their own community
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and grow with your child– it’s never too early to talk to your kids about standing up for themselves and others!
To book a field trip in the Youth Exhibition, please visit our Field Trips page.
Who Am I?: Exploring Identity Through Art
What do we look like? Who are we on the inside? Families are invited to explore not only outward appearances, but also thoughts and feelings through facilitated, art-based activities during this special program co-presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and the Anti-Defamation League.
• Four to six year olds will enjoy an art and music-based activity drawn from ADL’s “A World of Difference” that helps children respect themselves and others.
• Seven to nine year olds will participate in ADL’s “What Makes a Group?” that asks children to think about the different groups they belong to and to identify some similarities and differences they share with other participants, allowing children to compare superficial stereotypes and assumptions versus deeper characteristics.
• Ten to fourteen year olds will use water colors and oil pastels to explore their identity through self-portraiture after being inspired by the Museum’s new special exhibition Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” consisting of nearly 300 gouache paintings that offer a rare opportunity to experience a coming-of-age story set amidst Nazi oppression.
• Older siblings and family members will have the opportunity to take a docent-led tour of the Karkomi Permanent Exhibition.
At the conclusion of each breakout workshop, participants will be invited to explore Make a Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition, where Museum docents will be available to facilitate. This program includes Museum access until 4:00 pm.
This program is free with Museum admission and Free for Museum members.
Reservations required: email@example.com.