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Chicago Children’s Museum

*Please note: Chicago Children’s Museum will be closed to the public from September 3-6, 2019. 

There are so many ways to play at Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier! Dig for bones on a dinosaur expedition. Scale a three-story schooner, from cargo hold to crow’s nest. Make a big splash in a squirting, pumping water playground (raincoats provided!). Tinker with real tools and materials in the ultimate DIY maker-space. Dress up as a firefighter, drive the truck and put out a “fire.” Paint, print, sew, sketch and sculpt in an authentic art studio. Construct a skyscraper, fish in a river, shop in a grocery store and much more. Chicago Children’s Museum is three floors of fun for kids (ages 10 and under) and their families!

Visit the Chicago Children’s Museum website at www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 527-1000) for information on exhibits, programs and events. For ticketing information, click here.

Groups

Chicago Children’s Museum offers two-hour field trips to a variety of community-based organizations and educational institutions, such as public and private schools, daycares, preschools, day camps, community facilities, charitable organizations, and church/religious groups. Plan your field trip online.

Chicago Children’s Museum Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Chicago Children’s Museum Admission

General Admission (Adult/Child): $14.95
Seniors (ages 60 and older): $13.95
Members and children under 12 months: Free
Play Late Thursdays

Thursday evenings: 4 – 8 pm
Every Thursday night from 4pm-8pm, groups of up to 4 can visit the museum for $14.95 total. Each additional person is $5.
Free First Sundays

First Sunday of every month
Free admission all day for ages 15 and younger

Special Exhibits & Programs

Stroller Grooves: Little Miss Ann

Free Public Program

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series in the Crystal Gardens on Tuesdays in February and March.

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Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Lil' Miss Ann at Stoller Grooves at Navy Pier

About Little Miss Ann

Join Little Miss Ann, fiddler Anna Jacobson, and drummer Pete Mumford (of the Bolweevils) for a fun, energetic, interactive kids music concert. Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning Chicago Kids Musician who has made 5 kids albums, a former Chicago Public School teacher, an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a mom, and a first generation Filipina American.

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About this Series

Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Stroller Grooves: Q Brothers

Free Public Program

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series in the Crystal Gardens on Tuesdays in February and March.

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Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Q Brothers

About Q Brothers

Award-winning and internationally acclaimed theater artists, the Q Brothers generate original work fusing hip hop and theater, adapting classic stories to a wholly original, entertaining and fast-paced style of comedic performance that has been energizing audiences for over two decades. The Q Brothers conceived the term add-RAP-tation in 1999 with their Off-Broadway hit “The Bomb-itty of Errors.” MTV has called the Q Brother’s “Nothing short of brilliant” and Time Out London says “The rhymes—and the energy— just don’t stop…”

A perennial highlight of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, The Q Brothers’ Hip Hop for Beginners workshop allows kids to lay down their very own hip hop track, featuring the Q’s, in a matter of minutes. The track is then emailed to their parents as an mp3. Some kids have been to the booth 10 years straight and have an entire album they made with the Q Brothers!

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About this Series

Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Stroller Grooves: Lucky Trikes

Free Public Program

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series in the Crystal Gardens on Tuesdays in February and March.

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Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Lucky Trikes

About Lucky Trikes

Dynamic music story times and original songs for the whole family. Storyteller Deirdre Harrison and percussionist KG Price are joined by a rotating gang of stellar third wheel musicians from Chicago’s hopping new music and free jazz scenes.

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About this Series

Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Stroller Grooves: Bollywood Groove

Free Public Program

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series, presented in partnership with the Chicago Children’s Museum.

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Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Bollywood Groove

About Bollywood Groove

Bollywood Groove works with the mission of Raise Multicultural Kids and offers fun & educational Indian dance & culture classes to kids ages 3+ and publishes bestselling children’s books on India. bG also provides fun & effective Bollywood workouts for adults in-person & via their on-demand online portal.

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About this Series

Presented in Partnership with the Chicago Children’s Museum, Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Stroller Grooves: Tsukasa Taiko

Free Public Program

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series in the Crystal Gardens on Tuesdays in February and March.

Read More

Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Tsukasa Taiko

About this Series

Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Stroller Grooves: Ayodele Drum & Dance

Free Public Program

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series in the Crystal Gardens on Tuesdays in February and March.

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Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Ayodele Drum & Dance

About Ayodele Drum & Dance

In 2007, seven African dancers came together to learn the art of the drum to enhance and improve their dancing. The sisters were led by Tosha ‘Ayo’ Alston and the seed of Ayodele Drum & Dance was planted.

Ayodele, a Yoruba word meaning “Joy in the home”, is now a diverse sister-circle of performing artists committed to studying and performing drum and dance as a healing element. We’ve grown from that circle of seven to over twenty Queens who use African drum and dance to educate and motivate young women and children.

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About this Series

Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Stroller Grooves: Vivian Garcia

Free Public Program

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free children’s music series in the Crystal Gardens on Tuesdays in February and March.

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Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm on Tuesdays in February and March, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens. 

Vivian Garcia

About Vivian Garcia

Vivian Garcia is a Chicago based singer-songwriter. She performs in both English and Spanish for children and adults.

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About this Series

Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.  Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.

Promotions

Discover Great Deals<br>on Piertastic Tuesdays

Visit the Pier every Tuesday during the summer to score PIERTASTIC special offers at select dining and retail establishments and Pier Park attractions.

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Make Tuesdays a PIER-tastic one by visiting the Pier for non-stop fun! Every Tuesday, guests can take advantage of special Pier-wide offers at Pier Park, dining and retail establishments. 

ATTRACTIONS

BOATS

DINING

  • Riva Crabhouse: Chef Octavio’s Lobster Giveaway – Buy (1) Entree and get the Second Entree of equal or lesser value from this list is free:
    • 2 lb Whole Maine Lobster – $65
    • Crab Cake Sandwich – $24
    • Stefani’s Cheese Agnolotti – $23
    • Riva Seafood Salad – $20
    • Kids Menu Item – $7
  • Tiny Tavern:
    • Buy one (1) single size beef burger, get one (1) free
    • All Chicago Draft Beer $4
    • Kids eat free with a Pier Park wristband (under 10 yrs) 
  • Harry Caray’s: Two (2) for one (1) on Select Appetizers*:
      • Fried Pickle Chips – $8.95
      • Spinach & Artichoke Dip – $11.95

*Guest will be charged for the item of greater value.  Cannot be combined with any other offers.  One per table. Dine in Only. Must Mention Piertastic Tuesdays for the deal.  Menu items subject to change.

RETAIL

Parking

Enjoy $20 Parking Passes* for up to 12 hours. 

*Parking validated with a sticker from Navy Pier Guest Experience located at the Centennial Wheel Box Office or inside the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion. 

Winter/Spring Hours

Tuesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Get Social 

Use #PiertasticTuesday to show us how you’re celebrating on the Pier and for a chance to get featured on our channels! 

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