Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago

4.2
#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Chicago
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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  • Living or visiting Chicago always poses a risk of windy, rainy or snowy weather in certain months. The Children's museum at Navy pier can be a great alternative when the weather is miserable outside. ...  more »
  • This place was not at all crowded when we visited. Our son was able to see anything he wanted. There are lots of exhibits for people with younger children. We would visit again.  more »
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  • I am coming from Sacramento CA, and this Chicago Children's museum is by far the best I have seen. Every dollar you would spend to get in there will be worth your while. You have three floors full of activities for the kids that can keep them busy for a full day! It actually kept me engaged as well, since there are some games that I played with my kids. Was Clean, maintained, organized, and super fun. You can't go wrong going there with the kids.
  • Fantastic place to take the kids. There are rotating exhibits to keep things fresh as well as some staples. The layouts are well done and the amount of thought that went into the exhibits is very apparent. A wonderful place to have fun and learn at the same time!

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