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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Light Up the Sky

July 1, 2015 - July 9, 2015

Made in Chicago

FREEJuly 2, 2015 - August 6, 2015

Petite Chefs

July 2, 2015 - August 6, 2015

Petite Chefs

July 3, 2015 - August 28, 2015

Robot Demonstrations with FIRST Robotics

July 16, 2015 - August 20, 2015

Target Family Night

FREEJuly 23, 2015

Ongoing events


May 8, 2015 - November 1, 2015

Glove Gardens

July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Music that Moves You

July 5, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Snack Attack

July 13, 2015 - August 27, 2015

Adventure Journals

August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

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