Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago

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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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  • My 3 year old had fun! We didn't plan on going to the children's museum, but it was raining so we needed to find something to do inside. I think this is something that is good for young kids, so if yo...  more »
  • This museum is so small and I wouldn’t even call it a museum. If your child is older than 5, you will be wasting your time here  more »
  • I travel lots for work and when possible my husband and daughter travel with me. This usually means a trip to the nearest children’s museum for them while I work. We’ve been to countless cities, insid...  more »
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  • It was very pleasant experience for kids They had very good time and enjoyed a lot! The art/ crafts section had some workshops and we attended those . Playing with colors was fun for kids and parents too. Otter sections were also enjoyed by kids . The water play section was really nice and attendant was watching carefully and was trying to keep kids safe . Not much of food options but some outlets out of museum where you can get your food to food zone. The nest part was video can be created and shared with friends, I liked this option a lot. Will visit again for sure !
  • Took the family this past weekend. We loved it. So many things to do for our little one. Even our 11 yr old enjoyed himself. But our 4yr old was in heaven, especially in the water area. They even provide rain coats for the kids so they stay dry. Tons of activities for the kids.
  • It gets bigger on the top floor! Happened to be visiting Chicago on a Thursday night, and took advantage of the free hours, which was great! Kids loved playing with all the exhibits, especially the water room. Could definitely have stayed a couple more hours here. Took the free Navy Pier Shuttle back to within a block of our motel, which was a nice perk as it was getting dark.
  • Ahh the only museum that I can safely take my devil kids. Love the attractions just wish the water exhibit was a little more updated. Comes off as a little "industrial" after a while. Not very intuitive but hey it keeps the kids happy so who am I to complain? Some exhibits I feel are missing pieces but like I said the kids don't seem to notice or care and they have a blast anyways. Parking is now 30 bucks at the Navy Pier garage and that's for all day but there's no in and out parking. Can be pricey after admission lunch and parking so plan accordingly.
  • Awesome! As a link recipient I was able to go in with a party of 6 on a huge discounted price. The place is outstanding with many areas for kids of different ages to enjoy. It is worth bringing your kids to explore, educate and have fun. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
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