Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.

 
 

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
www.cantigny.org
Hours: Museums 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday May through September; Gardens/Grounds: 7 a.m.-sunset daily May 1-Oct. 31; 9 a.m.-sunset daily Nov. 1-April 30. Visit website for calendar of events.
Admission: Museums and grounds free. Parking free on the first Wednesday of every month. Regular parking is $5 weekdays and $10 Saturdays-Sundays May through September.

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(McCormick Museum). 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

Military Science: Rockets

June 23, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Super Stolie Guacamole

FREEJuly 2, 2017

A Play on Words

FREEJuly 9, 2017

McCormick Day

FREEJuly 27, 2017

Military Through the Ages

FREEJuly 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Dog Days at Cantigny

August 5, 2017

French Connection Day

August 13, 2017

Vintage Base Ball Game

August 20, 2017

Wendy & DB Concert for Kids

FREEAugust 20, 2017

Ongoing events

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

May 3, 2017 - August 16, 2017

Movie in the Park

FREEJune 2, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Wild Wednesdays

FREEJune 21, 2017 - August 9, 2017
 
 
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