Museums for families in Chicago and the suburbs

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John G. Shedd Aquarium

Visitors can discover the dolphins and whales in the Oceanarium and get a view from below after watching the aquatic show. In the Polar Play Zone, kids...

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Noble-Seymour-Crippen House

Visit Chicago's oldest home with your family this summer in the historic Norwood Park neighborhood. Enjoy the lovely grounds as you walk through history....

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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...

  

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...

  

Smart Museum of Art

Family guides are available at the front desk and will lead you through the museum's galleries of modern, Asian, and contemporary art. Kids are drawn to...

  

Bronzeville Children's Museum

This museum makes African-American history interesting and accessible. Using a unique guided tour format emphasizing the educational message each exhibit...

  

Swedish American Museum & Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration

Located in the Swedish American Museum, in the Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration kids can climb aboard a 20-foot immigration steamer or tour a 100-year...

  

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates Chicago's river and world-famous movable bridges by shining light on their significance...

  

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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