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Family Day

Saturday, November 2

Inspired by American Medina, join us for activities that invite families to explore together. Live performances, crafts, and a photo booth make this a day to remember. We look forward to seeing you!

Included with admission


2nd floor, Morse Genius Chicago Room

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Interactive 30-minute storytelling performance by storyteller Niambi Muhammad

11:30 a.m.
Traditional Palestinian dance performance by dabke team, Al Salam Dabke

10:00 a.m.–1:00

  • Enjoy crafts that tap into your creativity while you explore shapes and geometry found in Islamic art and architecture.
  • Discover the art of Arabic calligraphy through a demonstration by artist Amen Sadar. Pick up a pen and practice writing your own name!
  • Stop by the family photo booth to capture the memories together.
  • Relax in our self-guided area with blocks to build your own mosque, coloring pages, and books to read together.

Grab a family map and visit American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago.

Stop by the Museum’s North & Clark Café for lunch, breakfast, or a snack. Saturday’s specials include halal hot dogs and sugar cookies in shapes inspired by Islamic art!

The Details



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10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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