Museums for families in Chicago and the suburbs

 

Deerfield Historic Village

Family friendly historic village featuring five buildings of historic interest including the Caspar Ott log house, the oldest building in Lake County....

  

Grosse Point Lighthouse

This light used to tell sailors that they had reached Chicago. Grounds are open year-round, and the lighthouse is open June-September. It is not stroller-friendly...

  

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

A great place for families where you can touch snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin or sit inside a small wigwam. See temporary...

  

Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern University

Historical telescope still in operation. Young eyes can roam the skies here every Friday night. Gaze through an 18.5-inch telescope, see planets and star...

  

Prehistoric Life Museum and Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop

See the largest dinosaur egg in the world along with bones and fossils in this basement-level museum. Rocks and fossils are available for purchase at the...

  

Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad

A 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three open cars and an antique caboose through farmland and 30 feet over Yellow Creek. The museum across the street...

  

Holland Museum

An AAM-accredited history and art museum with permanent exhibits on the settlement and culture of Holland, Michigan, and galleries that house the museum's...

  

Northwestern University Settlement House

The Winnetka Board of the Northwestern University Settlement House - Style Under the Stars Fashion Show

  

Trickster Gallery

Trickster Gallery is the only Native American owned and operated arts institution in Illinois and features contemporary art by Native people...

  

Highland Park Historical Society

Historical center with research center, Victorian Italianate House built by Highland Park Building Company, American Gazebo Bandstand and plank log...

  

 







 
 
 
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