Chicago Children's Museum ( CCM ) kicks off two months of playful programming dedicated to celebrating Chicago's LGBTQ community with International Family Equality Day ( IFED ) on Sunday, May 7.
Now in its sixth year, International Family Equality Day is an official event of the Family Equality Council that recognizes all family structures while providing visibility and support to LGBTQ families.
Rainbow Staircase: Going on through the end of June, people can transform the central staircase into a giant rainbow by adding colorful ribbons.
"What Makes a Family?" chalk wall: Also available through the end of June, people can write ideas about family on a huge chalkboard.
Hospitality Suite: Taking place 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on May 7, people can enjoy snacks, music, LGBTQ family-focused resources and information, and storytime for LGBTQ families and allies.
Family storybook necklaces: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. People can make and take storybook necklaces representing thoughts about family on May 7.
Visiting Artist Drop-in Studio: During 12-4 p.m. on May 7, people can join Chicago artists Rick Proper and Leah Ball in the art studio to learn about their work and make a big collaborative piece together.