From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

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6 p.m. Oct. 23 in Cafe Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo; $14-$17 (ages 21-plus) at 312-742-2067 or lpzoo.doubleknot.com

Journey to 4th dimension

On the way out of the Shedd Aquarium's 4-D theater is "Dora & Diego's 4-D Adventure: Catch that Robot Butterfly!" Into the movie rotation will go "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," about a sea monster trying to survive. What is the fourth "D"? "Bubbles, wind, strange and wonderful smells, tickles, amazing sounds and all kinds of surprises," according to the aquarium's website. No word on whether the robot butterfly was, ultimately, captured.

Sept. 12 at the Shedd Aquarium,

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-939-2438 or sheddaquarium.org

'Nazis. I hate these guys'

Indiana Jones was a Field Museum kind of guy, but his famous opinion of representatives from Germany's National Socialist Party doesn't enter into the museum's November exhibition, "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda." The traveling show, produced by the United States Holocaust Museum, explores how Hitler and his party used propaganda during the 1920s and 1930s to lead the country into war and worse.

Nov. 6 through Feb. 2, 2014, at the Field Museum

Girls' STEM careers

Reflecting priorities of new president Michelle Larson, the Adler Planetarium hosts its first-ever "Girls Do Hack" day, designed to inspire young women to pursue work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The space museum, working with Chicago Public Schools and other youth organizations, will invite 48 girls, ages 14-18, to a day of workshops and activities such as developing apps, building robots and detecting exoplanets.

Nov. 9 at the Adler Planetarium,

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827 oradlerplanetarium.org


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