Museums for families in Chicago and the suburbs

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Museum of Contemporary Art

White walls and space-age lights make this museum a tranquil escape from the traffic outside. With four floors, the MCA is big enough to fill up a few...

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Chicago Children's Museum

This Navy Pier museum is three stories high and filled with engaging, educational exhibits including a dinosaur dig and a water play area (bring a change...

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Art Institute of Chicago

A great place for families to begin their visit is the Ryan Education Center on the first floor of the Modern Wing.  Admission to this part of the museum...

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Museum of Science and Industry

Answer your kids' questions about how the world works through the museum's interactive exhibits. Step aboard real planes, trains and submarines, take...

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where butterflies from around...

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Oriental Institute Museum

The Oriental Institute focuses on the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Persia and the Fertile Crescent. Families can discover mummies from ancient Egypt,...

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Frederick C. Robie House

In celebration of the building's centennial anniversary, the museum features youth and family programs like LEGO Architects, Art Glass Done Wright...

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Spooky Seas Family Overnight

Family Halloween celebration at Shedd Aquarium. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Grab your sleeping bag and spend the night at the aquarium....

  

Snoozeum

Enjoy the chance to visit the Museum of Science and Industry after dark. Participate in science activities and make science toys, go on a scavenger...

  

 










 
 
 
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