Museums for families in Chicago and the suburbs

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Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum

This museum is in the Old Stone Church, a recruiting station for the Union Army during the Civil War. Inside see artifacts from the early 1800s, a general...

  

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...

  

Midway Village Museum

Midway Village features 26 historical structures including a general store, hardware store, print shop, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, town hall, police...

  

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...

  

Raupp Memorial Museum

Experience a day in the life of an 1830s Native American child, an 1890s farmer, or  a 1920s small town.  The Raupp Museum features interactive exhibits...

  

Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College

The Cernan Earth and Space Center is a public planetarium that features earth and sky shows, children's shows, laser light shows, exhibits, a membership...

  

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...

  

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...

  

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...

  

 





 
 
 
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