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Skyline Exhibition at the Chicago Children's Museum

family tells the story of their building experiences in the Skyscraper Challenge

How does one design a skyscraper? In the Chicago Children's Museum exhibition, "Skyline," learn to design your own skyscraper and learn about science, engineering, art and technology.

Through the Partnership of Playful Learners (PPL), the Chicago Children's Museum created an innovative, award-winning construction exhibition, "Skyline," to promote collaborative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning, while providing a platform that makes learning visible to all visitors. Through this project, the museum has directly reached more than 800,000 children and adults.

Visit "Skyline" at the Chicago Children's Museum, which is open daily 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

For more information on "Skyline," visit the Chicago Children's Museum website at



Credit: ©2010 Chicago Children's Museum