Kids love making themselves into a giant Chicago-style hotdog, hopping on the city’s first ‘L’ car, and getting swept away by the Museum’s newest film, “The Great Chicago Adventure.” The Chicago History Museum offers fun ways to learn about history for the whole family. In Sensing Chicago kids can explore the city's history through their five senses by smelling the (sometimes awful) smells associated with the city; becoming part of a Chicago postcard; or posing in front of a big green screen. Explore a gigantic floor map of Chicago featuring famous Chicago locations or choose a fifth star for the Chicago Flag in The Fifth Star Challenge. There's a cafe in the Museum, as well as other nearby restaurants to grab a bite to eat. Public parking lots are nearby the museum--make sure to get your parking ticket validated at the museum to get a parking discount.