Kids can use real tools to build, climb into a treehouse,
explore nature and water and put on a show at the new Children's
Museum in Oak Lawn, which opened July 27.
"I think we truly offer a unique experience; there's nothing
like this on the South Side," he says. "There are children's
museums that you go into that feel disjointed; this isn't one of
The museum will continue to reinforce the Illinois standards
with hands-on learning while also maintaining parents' ability to
keep their eyes on their kids.
"It's been an experience like no other that I've ever had,"
Woodworth says about creating the new museum. "I always say some
days we move fast, some days we move slow, but every day we move
forward. It's taken a lot of donor support, a lot of volunteers who
have put countless hours into this project to make this project
Throughout August, the museum will offer spontaneous programs
and entertainment, he says.
And yes, kids will still be able
to decorate and fly a kite inside.
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