Museum of Science and Industry


Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

October 25, 2012 - February 18, 2013

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The Activities

Kids and families, exercise your own Schulz-like creativity with interactive, Peanuts-themed activities throughout the exhibit:

Inside Snoopy's Doghouse

Readers didn't have to see the inside of Snoopy’s doghouse (which they never did) to know Snoopy was an eccentric character with many interests. Enter Snoopy’s doghouse and the imagination of the famed beagle, where you'll find a slew of fun, hands-on activities. Dress as one of Snoopy’s well-known personalities, like Joe Cool or the Flying Ace; personalize Snoopy’s novel’s perpetual opening line, “It was a dark and stormy night…” by adding prose of your own; and trigger famous sounds from Snoopy and the Peanuts gang!

Schroeder's Piano

Tap out a tune with your feet on this oversized grand piano. Perhaps you'll inspire someone else to take to the dance floor, where Snoopy's footprints show his signature moves beneath the disco ball.

Color the Gang with Digital Crayon

Take Peanuts to the digital age in this fun, high-tech interactive. Use the touch screen to choose colors, then with a digital “crayon” you can fill in an image of the Peanuts gang projected on a giant screen.

The Peanut Gallery

Create your own animation and have it brought to life in a zoetrope, a spinning cylinder that weaves a series of static images into the illusion of a single animation.

Costume a Character

Dress up your favorite Peanuts characters hanging on a magnetic wall with seasonal clothing and accessories.

Fifty Year of Peanuts

Touchscreen displays allow you to browse through a virtual library of Peanuts compilation books. Touch a book cover on the virtual bookshelf, and start flipping through to find your favorite era and strips.

This exhibit is organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, Calif.


Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through April 19
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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