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Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago

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Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • 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 »
  • We went to celebrate my four year old grandsons birthday. Great hands on fun. He was exhausted by time we left. There were a few things we felt we would let him experience when he was older.  more »
  • Now there were a ton of kids everywhere. It was definitely the busiest but it had SO much to do. I love that they aren’t trying to control the mess and just let kids play. All of the sections are closed off from the museum as a whole and toys from each section just stay in that section. Kids are playing EVERYWHERE and things are all over but they are having a blast playing at the level they are able to. Plus the place is huge. I wish we had been in Chicago long enough to go back a second day.
  • Lots of fun for the little ones. My wife and I took our 4 year old son and he had a blast. There is plenty to do. The activities and exhibits can certainly keep a young one occupied for many hours. The pricing was fair especially considering it's in Navy Pier. There are activities that the whole family can participate in. They also host various events/workshops at different times of the day. My son had a blast. He fell asleep for a hard long nap on our way home. You your little ones will not he disappointed. I would plan to spend at least 2 to 3hours in the museum to get the most out of it but you could probably spend an entire day in there.

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