Programs & Events

Hejsan: 2016-2017 “Famous Swedes”

Third Friday of each month, 11 a.m., September through June

hejsan– Free with admission
– Story and craft based on the monthly theme

Join us at 11 a.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for a story and craft hour on the third Friday of each month, September through June. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver for this free (with admission) program. While there is no additional cost to attend, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email to

2016 Schedule

Sept. 16: Elsa Beskow – Author

Oct. 21: Carl Linneaus – Scientist

Nov. 18: Leif Erickson – Explorer

Dec. 16: Alfred Nobel – Scientist

2017 Schedule

Jan. 20: Carl Sandburg – Poet

Feb. 17: Charles Lindbergh – Aviator

Mar. 17: King Carl XVI Gustaf – Current King of Sweden

April 21: John Ericcson – Engineer

May 19: Buzz Aldrin – Astronaut

June 16: Carl Larsson – Artist

Pancakes with Pippi

Join Pippi Longstocking, a popular Swedish character, for Swedish pancakes, crafts, singing and dancing. This is a unique opportunity to meet Pippi and learn how to make pancakes Pippi-style! All ages are welcome. Please note that is a spring event and the 2016 date has passed. Check back for 2017 details soon!

Pioneer Camp

Travel the world without leaving Chicago! Come and explore the food, dance, folk arts, and cultural identities of a different country each day in our “Pioneer the World” day camp. Campers end the week with their very own World’s Fair to show off their work to the public. Pioneer Camp is always packed with fun and adventure for children ages 6 to 10.

The participation fee (per session) for 2016 is $200 members, $250 non-members; extended care is available until 4 p.m. for an additional $75 per week.

Thanks to all who joined us in 2016! Please check back next year for 2017 details and follow us on Facebook to see photos from previous camps. 

Viking Breakfast

Check back for this event in late 2016!

Calling all Vikings! Come dressed in your best Viking attire and be prepared to do battle with some delicious Swedish pancakes. We will be serving pancakes at a pop-up café in our gallery from 9 11 a.m. During that time there will also be a Viking meet and greet along with crafts in the gallery. From 11 3 p.m. the crafts continue in the classroom located on the third floor next to the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. Reservations to this relaxed and fun family event are appreciated and can be made via email (

Breakfast with Tomten

Tomten hear Christmas wishes

It’s our most popular family event of the year! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, dancing around the tree, and a special visit from Tomten (Santa).

Cost: $12 members, $17 non-members, $5 children ages one to two; infants under one are free. Check back soon for 2016 dates.




General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Store:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640


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