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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 and their families!
Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 19, 2024 | 10 am to 5 pm
Join us for our weekend-long celebration and enjoy extended hours of play on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19th.
Chicago Children’s Museum offers a rotating calendar of programs in the Art Studio, Great Hall, Pritzker Playspace, and Tinkering Lab. Please visit program locations for session times and free passes. Space is limited. Free passes are available 1 hour before the workshop starts at each workshop location.
Current programming includes:
Circusville: Play Under the Big Top
Come one, come all! Step right up and join the circus… This circ-tacular experience introduces littles to life under the big top for over-the-top play! They can choose to be the star of the show, take on the role of ticket taker, acrobat, hot dog vendor and more. In Circusville, every role lets littles express themselves, unleash their imaginations, explore their skills, embrace new challenges and shine!
Circusville is made possible by a generous gift from the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation.
Show & Tell Showcase February 17 – 19, 2024 10am-12 pm and 1 pm-3 pm | Great Hall at Chicago Children’s Museum
Do you have a hobby, special skill, or collection? Meet some members of our Chicago Children’s Museum team who do, and try your hand at something new!