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Itinerary for Big Kids

Stop 1: Bumblebee

All ages will want to say hello to Bumblebee as they enter the Welcome Center.

Location: Welcome Center (Level 1)

Display of Harry Potter objects

Stop 2: Get packed for Hogwarts

Explore some of the items necessary to attend Hogwarts—including Harry's acceptance letter that was used in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Location: Level 4

Stop 3: Archaeology Lab

Watch archaeologists work on real artifacts in the Archeology Lab.

Location: Treasures of the Earth (Lower Level)

Stop 4: Be inspired to make a difference

Ignite a passion for changing the world around you by exploring the stories of four extraordinary children: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, Ryan White, and Malala Yousafzai.

Location: The Power of Children: Making a Difference® (Level 3)

Stop 5: Boldly go...

See the escape pod movie prop used in the 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond. Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei, provided the voice for this multimedia experience, The Future is Here—How Sci-fi Becomes Reality

Location: Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater inside Beyond Spaceship Earth (Lower Level)

Stop 6: Engineer a water system

Discover how we clean and manage water, and engineer your own water system to help transport materials, create energy, and prevent flooding from the Great Lakes all the way to the Mississippi Delta in the fan-favorite Water Table.

Location: Corteva Agrisciences ScienceWorks (Level 4)

Stop 7: The Carousel

The Carousel is the largest artifact in the museum's collection! Carousel rides are free to members and kids under 2; nonmember cost is $1 per ride. There's a token machine at the front of the Carousel line.

Location: Carousel Wishes & Dreams (Level 4)

Stop 8: Dinosphere Art Lab

Get creative and pair science with art as you try your hand at being a paleo artist. Complete a dino egg sculpture. Make your own Day in the Life of a Dinosaur comic. Color a dinosaur and watch it come to life on a giant screen!

Location: Level 2 of Dinosphere®