Bronzeville Children's Museum
Chicago, Ill. 60617
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Tours: 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m.
This museum makes African-American history interesting and accessible. Using a unique guided tour format emphasizing the educational message each exhibit is designed to achieve highlights their philosophy of building children's minds through fun, hands-on exhibits. In the "It's Easy Being Green" exhibit sort through trash to put in recycling bins and learn to conserve resources in each room of a life-sized house. Learn about composting and planting in the "garden." Check out the Carbon Footprint game, then hop on a stationary bike for a quick ride. Little ones will love the Binga Bank teller windows and ATM, and the Hospital exhibit stethoscopes and heart model "puzzle." Learn about African-American inventors in the Bronzeville Gallery. In the "Selecting Foods for Healthy Living" exhibit, load grocery carts from the pretend grocery store, and learn about healthy eating and working out while having fun in the "You Are What You Eat" exhibit.