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Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago
(4.2/5 based on 420 reviews on the web)
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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  • Definitely better for younger kids - my son is 5 and had a blast but for older kids who have a big imagination and aren't at that 'too cool' stage yet...it's great! We are members of DuPage Children's...  more »
  • This was a great place for our one-and-one-half year old grandson. A lot of the activities would be boring for older kids, but he had a great time. The matchbox car racing tracks, the climbing and ima...  more »
  • We took our grandson to the Chicago Children's Museum. He LOVED the hands-on activities. "WaterWays" was a huge hit. Be advised that it is be best to explore this station later in the day because chil...  more »
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  • Describing this - huge - play center as a "museum" is stretching the truth somewhat, but perhaps it helps with their funding. That said, it makes for a great day out for small children with lots to do, learn, climb and play with. Food and drink options are reasonably varied and the Navy Pier location also has lots more available to extend the day's activities.
  • Just okay. It's not packed with a lot of educational things, just some fancy toys. Kids really liked the car vroom room. Busy busy
  • great place for kids ages 2 - 13 to learn and play. prepare to spend 3 to 5hrs there. take a break grab some food or save some money pack a lunch. parking at navy pier is $24.
  • My 2 year old loves this place! I decided to visit here when I found out they offer free admission to the company I work for. Not only that, but they have a membership deal that grants you free parking (!) at the Pier for 1 year so long as you visit the museum with your child to get your parking validated. Parking is so expensive that it pays for itself with just 3 visits. Make sure to ask about this deal to see if you are eligible. The museum itself is much larger than I thought it would be. There are many stations for children to play or do creative things. Bring our own food for meals though because the lines and prices at the Pier food court are bonkers!
  • This place is awesome for kids & adults with kids!! So much fun stuff to do, my Granddaughter is 2 and she had a blast! And so did her uncle and I watching and playing with her!! Best Children's museum I've ever been to!!