Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrate with events and activities about Arab Americans’ contributions to science, culture, and museums.

Throughout April, hear from Field staff, collaborators, and guest speakers about their lived experiences in museums and the sciences. Attend live virtual conversations to learn about the contributions of Arab American scientists, community members, and artists.

Plus, join in the conversation on social media. We’ll be sharing Arab American stories through our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts during April and all year long.

Events and Programming

Storytime with Chicago Public Library

On April 17, families with 2-6 year olds can join us and Chicago Public Library in the Crown Family PlayLab for a storytime session, featuring reading and a craft honoring Arab culture. This storytime will be bilingual in Arabic and English.

Palestinian Tatreez Demonstration

Join us on April 24 for a demonstration on Palestinian style Tatreez in the Grainger Science Hub and to learn more about the importance of this art form. See Kaftans, Thobes and Abayas that feature traditional patterns and embroidery brought out from our collection for up-close viewing during this event.

Thanks to our friends at Chicago Public Library for this list of children's books.

Arab American History Month Scavenger Hunt

As you explore the Museum, discover the impact Arab American people have made with our scavenger hunt. Download below or pick up a copy as you enter the Museum.