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From 'Storyland' to Disney 'Treasures,' local museums stir the imagination

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"Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" at Kohl Children's Museum pays tribute to a number of classics like the popular "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."

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A visit to Peter Rabbit's burrow is part of "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" at Kohl Children's Museum.

Photo by David Kern

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A Captain Jack Sparrow costume worn by Johnny Depp in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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A Tony Walton-designed costume worn by Julie Andrews in the 1964 film "Mary Poppins" is part of "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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The "Animal Secrets" exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum teaches visitors about the lives and habitats of forest animals.

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The "Animal Secrets" exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum teaches visitors about the lives and habitats of forest animals.

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Local museums step up their programming in the fall, appealing to families looking for something to do on rainy and chilly days. Whether your kids are interested in animals, movies or books, or you're just hoping to stir their imagination, you'll want to check out new exhibits at the Kohl Childrens Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.
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    • “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” at Kohl Children’s Museum pays tribute to a number of classics like the popular “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
    • A visit to Peter Rabbit’s burrow is part of “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” at Kohl Children’s Museum.
    • A Captain Jack Sparrow costume worn by Johnny Depp in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
    • A Tony Walton-designed costume worn by Julie Andrews in the 1964 film “Mary Poppins” is part of “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
    • The “Animal Secrets” exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum teaches visitors about the lives and habitats of forest animals.
    • The “Animal Secrets” exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum teaches visitors about the lives and habitats of forest animals.
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