Carnival & Midway

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2016 Summer Program

Traveling entertainment is ancient. 125 years ago the Chicago Worlds Fair introduced new rides and games that would grow into the modern traveling Carnival...
mechanical rides and games of chance that moved from town to town, at first on trains, then on trucks.

Construct your own mini Carnival. Build classic rides: a Ferris Wheel, a Merry-go-round, flying Airplanes – all with clever mechanics and your artful elaboration.
Make classic games of skill and chance. Build a community of people to entertain and amuse and spend all of their allowances.

On Friday, join the class in constructing a full midway of games to share.

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