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Family Festival: Puppets!

January 17, 2015
Ryan Education Center

Explore the world of puppets at a drop-in festival for all ages.

  • Visit Puppets!, an interactive exhibition in the Ryan Education Center, where you can create a story and act it out with handmade puppets inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection and the special exhibition Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor.
  • Create your own puppets in a workshop and perform a show with your family and friends.
  • Enjoy the museum on an interactive family gallery tour.
  • And be sure not to miss Bullooney Puppetworks' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic short story Rikki Tikki Tavi.

This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Download the program schedule.

Please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street for access to the Ryan Education Center, where admission is always free!

For more information about family programs, please call (312) 857-7161 or e-mail For upcoming events, please visit the family programs calendar.