Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago, Ill.


700 E. Grand Ave. at Navy Pier
Chicago, Ill. 60611
(312) 527-1000
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Admission: $14, $13 seniors, free kids under 1 and members. Visit website for free admission days.

This Navy Pier 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). Kids also enjoy the big backyard and treehouse 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 climbing schooner--three stories of ship's rigging from cargo hold to crow's nest. Through Jan. 4, build a snow fort, throw snowballs, dress up a snowman and ice skate - all inside - at Snow Much Fun. 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. Winter hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday.

Upcoming Events

Made in Chicago

FREEFebruary 5, 2015 - March 5, 2015

In the Loop

February 6, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Curious About Currency

February 12, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Keep It Moving!

FREEMarch 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Ongoing events

Move It!

January 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Dance Party

March 6, 2015 - March 29, 2015

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