Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago

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#3 of 11 in Childrens Museums in Illinois
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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  • First and foremost: the target audience are classes or families with young kids (2-12). The exhibits are both interactive and interesting. We typically go into children's museum's because they tend to...  more »
  • I took my 8 year old and my 6 year old there today. My 6 year old had fun and kept busy my 8 year old was bored and was not amazed. The staff in the front were tickets were sold were not too friendly ...  more »
  • We were a bit hesitant to spend $15 per person not knowing with there were many attractions suitable for an almost 2 year old! The museum exceeded our expectations and was a wonderful stop on an unexp...  more »
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  • Dropped in on a Saturday afternoon in May with my 3-yr-old and 7-yr-old while my wife saw Hamilton. Was pleasantly surprised at how not busy it was and membership to my local Children's Museum provided a nice discount. The kids loved it and were properly tuckered out afterward. This was a nice escape from the midday sun and madness of the rest of Navy Pier. Next time I would have driven rather than walked, the parking was right nearby too.
  • Lots of fun for the kids. I'm glad we took them as most of the museum is better for the younger children, but we did from some older activities that they enjoyed. The parking is $28 so just know that before you go, maybe you want to park elsewhere and take a taxi something. But it was fun! They also got to see R2d2.
  • The kids loved this museum. We are thinking of making this an annual trip. The museum' s coordinators were awesome. They helped everything go smoothly.
  • Enjoyed the time spent with the family at lake Michigan/navy pier. Went on a boat ride for the fireworks...worth it! Pricing is somewhat reasonable overall. View of the city and lake make it special.
  • I came here with my brother and his two little ones, my nephew and niece for a little time outside of the usual and home that comes with it. I would have thought of so much more they could have made a place like this into shine but nobody told me they could have used my help and I had to figure it out on my own. Don't get me wrong,the kids are not going to complain about the content this place has for them to play with and on but what does that say? Not much considering most kids are just as happy to get their hands on an empty bottle or unguarded dumpster full of trash...so why not try to shine through j to something so much more which any place of this stature in a town as big as Chicago should have little problem doing...so let's get it do a donde and we can be on to get with our gone and move on.

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