Chicago Children’s Museum held its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, November 9 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. More than 500 guests turned out for the event, raising more than $850,000 to support the museum’s child-centered exhibits, community inclusion initiatives, and educationally charged programming. The evening’s theme, “Cirque!,” invited guests to revel in the wonder of childhood while celebrating the museum’s commitment to providing opportunities for self-expression, creativity, discovery, and hands-on learning. For more information, visit the Chicago Children’s Museum’s website.