|Things to do - Chicago Children's Museum
Want world-class fun? Splash, climb, build, learn and explore at the award-winning Chicago Children's Museum, located at Chicago's famous Navy Pier. It's three floors of fun for children (ages 10 and under) and families! Climb on a ship, hide in a treehouse, construct a building, invent a flying machine, dam up a river, drive a firetruck, make art to take home, and so much more. There's always something new and exciting to discover at Chicago Childrenís Museum! Visit www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org for more information on special events, programs and activities.
Chicago Children’s Museum has a brand new permanent exhibit! Inspired by the national maker movement, Tinkering Lab provides children and families with the inspiration, time, space, materials and freedom to innovate and interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world around them. It’s the ultimate workshop inspiring visitors to design, build, test and retest with real tools and materials. Tinkering Lab: Real tools. Real science. Really for kids.
Daily in April and May
Zap! Pow! Whoosh! Dust off that cape, answer the call and unite for some super fun at Chicago Childrenís Museum. From superpowers to sidekicks, youíll wield your extraordinary abilities Ė and discover some new ones Ė in these super activities happening every day in April and May. Click here for more information.
Ready, Pet, Go!
May 22 – October 27
What do you get when you cross a best friend with four legs, a beak, gills, floppy ears, scaled skin AND a curly tail? Pets, of course! Ready, Pet, Go!, Chicago Children's Museum's brand new exhibit, is dedicated to the special animals in our lives. Become your favorite animal; crawl in, out and around a child-size pet home; and share stories about the pets in your life. For moms, dads and caregivers, learn the benefits of pets and pet play, and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets. Come chirp like a bird, bark like a dog, or climb like a cat. It's all allowed in Ready, Pet, Go!
UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard
Special Exhibit Now Open!
ďA playground for the mind where cardboard tinkerers and creative thinkers make extraordinary things from everyday stuff.Ē
Itís a bird, Itís a plane, itís...anything you want it to be!
Join us for a very special exhibit featuring the Best Toy Ever, the cardboard box. Learn how to use this simple and classic material to create pretty much anything you can think of. Use your imagination to explore, pretend, construct and create something magical.
Donít miss UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard. Entrance is free with museum admission.
Open Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Open Sunday and Friday at 9 a.m. for CCM members
CCM is open every holiday except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
CCM will again feature extended hours for the summer season from May 27 – September 2:
· Sunday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
· Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
General admission: $14
Seniors (ages 60 and older): $13
Members and children under 1: Free
Kraft Free Family Night
Thursday evenings, 5 Ė 8 p.m.
Free admission for everyone
Target Free First Sundays
First Sunday of every month
Free admission all day for ages 15 and under
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For more information on Chicago Children's Museum, please call (312) 527-1000; or visit their website at www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org.