Watch the lions receive their annual holiday evergreen wreaths at the Michigan Avenue entrance as you warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and a free performance.
When: Friday November 25, 2016, 10:00AM–3:00PM. Lion Wreathing Ceremony 10:00AM
Where: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600.
10AM The Lions are located at the Michigan Avenue entrance.
10:30AM Kids activities: Ryan Education Center
Wreathing of the Lions Ceremony
Watch the annual Wreathing of the Lions ceremony. This years emcees are the cast of Hamilton. Hamilton cast members will lead the ceremony full of special treats including complimentary hot chocolate and a live performance by the Soul Children of Chicago.
At 10:30 a.m., following the outdoor ceremony on the Michigan Avenue steps, families are invited to stop by the Ryan Education Center to create holiday wreaths decorated with inspiring images of winter wonderlands in the Art Institute collection.
To enter the Ryan Education Center, without having to pay admission, you must enter through the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street. You will NOT have access to any area of the Museum except the Ryan Education Center without paying admission.
For upcoming Family Programs, please visit here.
Learn about the Lions
To hear the Lions Stories enter this into your phone browser: speak2.co/lion1 (north lion) and speak2.com/lion2 (south lion) and the Lions will call your cell phone.
Or read about them: Lions – East of S. Michigan Avenue at E. Adams Street, flanking Art Institute of Chicago main entrance