Guests will Travel to the Land of Oz With Radio Disney, and Enter to Win Tickets to Sneak Previews of â€œOz the Great and Powerfulâ€
GLENVIEW, IL â€”Follow the yellow brick road to the Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum with for an Evening of Oz, a Radio Disney event filled with magic and whimsy in celebration of the new Disney film â€œOz the Great and Powerful.â€ Radio Disney will provide an evening of music, dancing, contests and fun, all framed by the Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museumâ€™s playful â€œThe Wonderful Wizard of Ozâ€ exhibit.
Attendees of Evening of Oz can expect an array of interactive activities centered around the beloved story, including:
- The opportunity to enter to win tickets for sneak previews to the new Disney filmÂ â€œOz the Great and Powerful,â€ opening March 8 (rated PG).
- The chance to dress up as their favorite Oz characters (costumes encouraged but not required).
- All exhibits open, includingÂ â€œThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz,â€ exploring L. Frank Baum’s classic tale.
- Contests, dancing and fun provided by the Radio Disney Road CrewÂ from 7 – 8Â p.m.
- A light Oz-inspired dinner with kid-friendly options.
Tickets are $12 for members and $18 for non-members. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit tickets.kohlchildrensmuseum.org or call (847) 832-6600.
Kohlâ€™s â€œThe Wonderful Wizard of Ozâ€, which opened in September, features the artwork of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film as well as Disneyâ€™s new film. The bright and colorful display provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslowâ€™s distinctive illustrations. The exhibit brings L. Frank Baumâ€™s classic story to life with interactive tornado video displays, a Land of the Muchkins costume and puppet station, the Wicked Witchâ€™s Castle and more. â€œThe various sections of the exhibit focus on various content areas, including science, math, storytelling and the arts,â€ said Museum President and CEO Sheridan Turner.
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About Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum
In recognition for its outstanding exhibits and impact on Chicago land families, Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum was recently named one of the countryâ€™s Ten Best Childrenâ€™s Museums by Parents Magazine. The Museum was ranked sixth out of more than 300 childrenâ€™s museums nationwide and was the only Chicago area museum recognized.
Offering 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8, the Museumâ€™s mission is to encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum is located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., in Glenview, Ill. at the corner of Patriot Blvd. and W. Lake Ave. in the newly redeveloped area known as The Glen. The Museum can be easily reached by public transportation, including Pace bus and Metra trains.
For more information, visit the Museumâ€™s website at www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org or call (847) 832-6600. The Museum is open on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Special members-only hours are from Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission prices are $9.50 for children and adults and $8.50 for senior citizens. Children under 1 year old and members are free.