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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

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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Every Tuesday from June 11 through September 3

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) get one (1) single size beer
    • Buy one (1) get one (1) local Chicago Beer
    • 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
      • Smokehouse Hummus – $9.95

*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. Valid on Tuesdays only from 5/28/19 – 8/27/19.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp, Co.: Two (2) for $60 menu that includes a shared appetizer, (2) entrees and a shared dessert
  • Chango Loco: Buy (2) for the price of 1, or: 
    • Dos XX drafts – $8
    • Chango Sangria (white or red) – $10
  • Miller Lite Beer Garden: Two (2) for one (1) on all draft beer and pizza
  • Billy Goat Tavern: Half off draft beer
  • Margaritaville: Buy one (1) get one (1) “Who’s to Blame” Margaritas
  • IDOF: Buy one (1) get one 50% off
  • Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels: Frozen chocolate dipped bananas with sprinkles
  • Brown Sugar Bakery: (3) for $5 Twinkie Nostalgia Cupcakes
  • Snow Dragon Shavery:
    • Buy two (2) get one (1) Dragon’s Breath or Bubble Tea
    • Buy one (1) get (1) Donut Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Buy two (2) scoops, get one (1) free
  • Potbelly: come back the FOLLOWING DAY (in central business district shops) or IN THE NEXT THREE DAYS (in Non-central business district shops) and get a $2 OFF ANY ENTRÉE SANDWICH, SALAD OR PICK-YOUR-PAIR.

    *This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon, discount or Perk & must be redeemed within the redemption window: within one day for CBD shops, within three days for Non-CBD shops. This offer is available in-shop only, it cannot be redeemed for online, app, phone or fax orders. This can only be applied to entrée salads, entrée sandwiches or Pick-Your-Pair. Gift cards, chips, cookies, soups, drinks, shakes and retail items are excluded.

  • Big Bowl Express: $5 beers
  • Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice: $5 beers
  • America’s Dog & Burger: 50% off milkshakes
  • Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant: Buy one (1) taco meal, get the second 50% off
  • Freshii: Buy one (1) Burrito, bowl or salad, get second one (equal or lesser value) 50% off + free soft drink
  • McDonald’s: Buy one (1) get one (1) free McDoubles
  • Completely Nuts: (2) for (1) Tasty Turtles
  • Original Rainbow Cone: Buy (2) cones or cups of ice cream, get (1) free
  • Xurro: Two (2) for one (1) Churro Sundaes & Churro Milkshakes
  • Garibay Tamales: Two (2) tacos for $5
  • DŌ Cookie Dough Confections: 10% off all items
  • Chicago Food Planet Food Tours: 20% off Navy Pier Food Tour Tickets

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. 

Summer Hours

Tuesdays: 10 am – 10 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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