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Chicago Children’s Museum

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.


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

Zoom Room
Friday, October 26, 2018 - Sunday, April 21, 2019

Exhibit now open in the Chicago Children’s Museum

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Zoom Room is a multilevel race course that lets kids send toy cars hurtling through the curves, loops, dips, and crash sites. Developed and designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, Zoom Room features hundreds of toy cars and more than 40 tracks of every length, height and angle, including two bi-level crash courses. It’s the ultimate toy car experience— for children and adults.

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