Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.


1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
Hours: Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through April; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May through September; Gardens/Grounds: 7 a.m.-sunset daily May 1-Oct. 31; 9 a.m.-sunset daily Nov. 1-April 30. Call or visit website for special events.
Admission: Free. Parking (per car): $5

Visit the First Division military museum, which takes visitors on an interactive tours of the nation's wars. Life-size soldiers demonstrate what life was like during each particular war, and kids can experience the sounds of bombs exploding as they travel through bunkers or jungles, or step out onto Normandy Beach from a life-like landing craft. The highlight of the visit for most kids is climbing and pretending on the many real tanks and other military equipment parked outside the museum. Themed programming designed for families with children ages 6 to 12 is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month. Cantigny Park has many events for families including art shows and military re-enactments. There's a restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop and picnic area with playground.

Upcoming Events

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015

Open House

FREEMay 3, 2015

Greenhouse Open House

FREEMay 3, 2015

Family Night Out: Golf

FREEJune 19, 2015

Art in Bloom

FREEJune 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Ongoing events

History Connections

FREEJune 2, 2015 - June 30, 2015

History Alive!

FREEJune 4, 2015 - June 25, 2015

Wild Wednesdays

FREEJune 10, 2015 - August 5, 2015

WWII Landing Craft Display

FREEJune 16, 2015 - June 21, 2015

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