Special Events

We’re taking advantage of Chicago’s incredible attractions and offering not 1, but 2, offsite events. The President’s Welcome Reception will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Experience! at Navy Pier. We also are providing an opportunity for you to give back to the local community during our Community Cares Project and take in the Chicago skyline’s incredible views during our Friends of Children Fund 5K Fun Run & Walk. We hope you will join us at these special events.

AAP Community Cares Project

Friday, September 15 
12:00PM – 4:30PM

 


Information coming soon.


 

 

Shuttle-bus transportation provided from conference hotels.

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President’s Welcome Reception at the Museum of Science and Industry

Friday, September 15
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Museum of Science and Industry

 

 Kick off the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition at the President’s Welcome Reception. This year’s reception will take place at the Museum of Science and Industry — the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Network with peers, taste a delicious menu inspired by Chicago neighborhoods, and explore 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. You’ll have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado, climb aboard a World War II German submarine, take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel, descend into an Illinois coal mine, board a 727 hanging from the ceiling, transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart, and much more!

Shuttle-bus transportation provided from conference hotels.

Photo by Adam Alexander Photography

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Chicago Experience! at Navy Pier

Saturday, September 16
6:30PM – 10:00PM
Navy Pier

 

Are you ready to have the ultimate Chicago Experience? Immerse yourself in the Lakefront treasure Chicagoans call Navy Pier with activities for the young and young at heart. Sample Chicago’s culinary delights, play in the Chicago Children’s Museum, and explore Navy Pier Park with its iconic Centennial Ferris Wheel, family attraction rides, and activities! To top it off, we’re also offering private sightseeing cruises aboard Seadog Cruises. You will surely leave singing “My Kind of Town.”

Shuttle-bus transportation provided from conference hotels.

 

Photo by Ranvestel Photographic

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AAP Friends of Children Fund 5K Fun Run & Walk

Monday, September 18
7:30AM – 8:30AM

Information coming soon.
 

 

 

Shuttle-bus transportation provided from conference hotels.

 

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