Chicago to go nuts for Charlie Brown exhibit

October 7, 2012 by  

The Museum of Science and Industry will begin presenting ‘Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit’ at the end of this month, continuing right up until February 2013.

‘Peanuts’ is a much loved comic strip, created and drawn by Charles Schulz, and many people have very fond memories of the characters from seeing them in print and in television specials throughout the years. The exhibit will feature original cartoons, reproductions, Charlie Brown and Peanuts memorabilia, and a personal history of the artist. There will also be a tour of the holidays showing how Peanuts has celebrated Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, and St. Valentine’s Day. The exhibit was organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Chicago printing companies will no doubt be helping organizers get the word out through flyers and posters advertising the exhibit.

It runs from October 25 to February 10 with hours of operation being 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day, and visits to the exhibit will take people in every 30 minutes. Tickets and admission to the museum are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors aged 65 and over, and $13 for children aged 3-11. For more information, call 773-684-1414.

There will be two special days on which members of the museum will get to visit the exhibit free of charge. Those days are October 26 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and October 28 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Also, November 5 is Illinois Free Day, on which all Illinois residents will receive general admission to the museum for free and those attending will only have to pay $5 for the exhibit for adults and seniors and $3 for children.