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The Children's Museum will have extended hours starting Friday May 27th, and we will be open until 7:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The last weekend of these extended hours will be before Labor Day, September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

The Museum will be closed for yearly maintenance from Tuesday, September 6th-Friday, September 9th. The Museum will re-open on Saturday the 10th

Chicago Children's Museum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $14.00
Child (3-12) $14.00

Located on Navy Pier, the Chicago Children’s Museum is the perfect educational destination for kids and their families. Filled with awesome, interactive exhibits, hands-on programs, and free daily art classes, the Chicago Children’s Museum is the ideal kid-friendly attraction. Combine it with a visit to the rides at Navy Pier for a fun and educational day!

Each exhibit at the Chicago Children’s Museum provides kids with a different learning experience. Featured exhibits include: the “Play it Safe exhibit, which offers kids the chance to explore a realistic firehouse; “Dinosaur Expedition,” which allows kids to explore the excavation pit where the fossils of Suchomimus – a giant fish-eating dinosaur – were discovered in 1997; and “Tinkering Lab”, a DIY maker-space that lets kids have the freedom to innovate and explore using real tools and materials.

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Getting In

Present your pass at the Admissions Desk.

Hours

Monday–Wednesday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm;
Thursday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm;
Friday–Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

The Children's Museum will have extended hours starting Friday May 27th, and we will be open until 7:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The last weekend of extended hours will be before Labor Day, September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of Smart Destinations., The Museum will be closed for yearly maintenance September 6-9. The museum will re-open on September 10.

Note

All children 12 months and over must have a Pass or pay admission.

Address

Navy Pier
700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Public Transportation

Take CTA: From downtown connect with buses #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago or the #124 Navy Pier Express directly to the museum at Navy Pier. Free Trolley service is available daily between Navy Pier and State Street between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street.
 

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