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Alder Planetarium Hosts 'Pop-Up Programs' Over Winter Break

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The Adler Planetarium is hosting winter break 'Pop-Up Programs' this week to give children something to do while off school.

The Adler Planetarium is partnering with organizations around the city providing pop-up programs each day this week, starting Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 31. The programs will include experiments, workshops and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused activities for all ages.

The pop-up programs will take place inside the Alder Planetarium's Curiosity Classroom, which is located inside the 'Planet Explorers' exhibition.

The pop-up programs are free with museum admission. The museum will also have extended hours starting Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 (Monday-Friday) from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Dec. 31 (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Below is a list of the pop-up programs. For a full list with descriptions, check out the site:

Tuesday, Dec. 27
Come Fly with Us by Engineering for Kids
10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 28
Cowings Invention by Bronzeville Children's Museum
10 am – 1:30 pm

Starry Stitchers by Yellow Canoe at Wishcraft Workshop
2 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 29
Wind-Powered Car Design Challenge by Project SYNCERE
11 am – 3 pm

Friday, Dec. 30
Lunar Launch by Girls 4 Science
10 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 31
Space Engineering with LEGO® by Play-Well TEKnologies
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

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