Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.


1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
Hours: Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting Nov. 1. 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, $2 off peak

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. 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. Nov., Dec. and Feb. hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. museum; 9 a.m.-sunset grounds. Closed January. February open weekends (Friday-Sunday) only.

Upcoming Events

Wanna Build a Snowman Contest

FREEFebruary 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

March 4, 2015 - April 15, 2015

Free Movie: Hop

FREEApril 3, 2015

Second Saturday: Innovation

FREEApril 11, 2015

Family Night Out: Kites

FREEApril 17, 2015

Ongoing events


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