Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago

4.3
#3 of 10 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. Plan to visit Chicago Children's Museum during your Chicago vacation using our convenient Chicago vacation generator.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Plan some serious time. You can spend an entire afternoon here and target offers a free night on Thursday. Very fun for all ages and stimulating to keep kids entertained. Beat my expectations  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    If you go with children, you will find great with the activities of the Museum; It is interactive, with different areas where you can play and develop your imagination at the same time. Staff very friendly.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Navy Pier is great but there aren't a lot of kid friendly things there. My cousins all under six were bored so I saw the Children's Museum and it looked like fun. There were two other adults with me a...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    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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