Help your little ones learn about the world at Chicago Children's Museum, designed to engage young, inquisitive minds. One of the largest of its kind in the country, the museum features a number of exhibits geared toward a variety of scientific topics. You'll find that many displays are hands-on, allowing you and your children to design buildings, experiment in the lab, create your own art, and even come face to face with dinosaurs. Special fenced-off areas are available for those with infants or very young children, providing them with a safe environment for play. Add Chicago Children's Museum to your Chicago travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chicago online trip itinerary builder.
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I have only been here for a work event. We did a team-building event. They took a kid's building area and made a really fun adult team building place. We were set up in teams and had to build a...
I have only been here for a work event. We did a team-building event. They took a kid's building area and made a really fun adult team building place. We were set up in teams and had to build a... more »
The children’s museum was the perfect recommendation from one of our friends who lives in the area. Our girls absolutely LOVED the floors upon floors of interactive hands-on exhibits. Museum is...
The children’s museum was the perfect recommendation from one of our friends who lives in the area. Our girls absolutely LOVED the floors upon floors of interactive hands-on exhibits. Museum is... more »
A pretty good experience. We are a military family that came from out of town with our 6 year old to visit for the day. Oscar was in the tinker lab and he was fantastic! Got down on my son's level and asked about the project he made and seemed genuinely interested. He was helpful and attentive. Great job Oscar! Awesome staff!! The experience held his attention but only for about an hour and a half (expensive if we would have had to pay to get in). It was neat to experience something new. They definitely have enough staff, very pleased to see that part. However, I am not sure we would visit again as a planned trip. Overall a good experience. The staff was amazing, we got in free for military families, and they still required vaccine records and masks (thank you!) Thank you for supporting military families like mine.
A great variety of activities: big movement imaginative spaces, engineering/tinker space, exciting race car tracks, and arts and crafts. Long line when it opens on weekends, but it moves quickly. Don't be discouraged. Best for kids under 8.
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