Chicago Children's Museum is three stories high and filled with engaging, educational exhibits, including a dinosaur dig and a water play area (bring a change of clothes--kids will get wet). In the Tinkering Lab exhibit, kids are given the opportunity to build, destroy and build again using real tools, materials and objects. Kids also enjoy the Kids Town and Treehouse Trails exhibits. Learn about fire safety in the Play it Safe exhibit where kids can practice safely exiting a smoky bedroom. Exhibits geared toward preschoolers and toddlers are gated. Older kids will love climbing on the museum's Schooner--three stories of ship's rigging from cargo hold to crow's nest. When you're ready for lunch, Navy Pier offers a food court and numerous restaurants. Plenty of indoor parking is available, but be prepared--Navy Pier parking is some of the most expensive in the city. However, the museum does offer a membership that includes free daily parking.