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Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum



January 21, 2013

There’s nothing worse than a bored child. You have to listen to the constant complaints that there’s nothing to do, that there’s nothing on TV, that all of their toys are old and boring (and only a month after Christmas too).

And during this time of year it’s even worse because you can’t escape it. It’s not like during the summer when you can just send the kids outside when they get whiny.  If there’s snow, that only stays fun for so long before fingers and toes start to freeze and noses go runny.

Let the Chicago Children’s Museum save the day!

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Children’s Museum will quiet all complaints and leave happy kids and even happier Moms and Dads!

Here are some great exhibits currently open at the Museum just waiting for you to experience them:

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Learn about the magical possibilities that abound within a simple piece of cardboard! Use your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own little house or a pet giraffe. After this workshop, children will never be able to use the excuse again that there’s “nothing to do.”

Kovler Family Climbing Schooner

Use up all that excess energy during a climb up, down, and all-around the rigging of the Schooner. Perfect for children ages 5 and up who love to explore and perfect for parents who want to take home a kid ready for a nap.


Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make a big splash. Your goal: to navigate your boat through the locks and dams of a river by controlling the water’s flow with pulleys, wheels, and pipes. Your kids will simply see it as a way to get wet, but you’ll secretly know they’re also working out their brains.

Dinosaur Expedition

Every kid’s (and adult’s) dream is to embark on an paleontology expedition that discovers a rare dinosaur skeleton. Now’s your chance! Grab that pail, sifter, and whisk broom and dig for bones in the excavation pit! Who knows, you might just strike it big!


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