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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.
 

Reviews for Chicago Children's Museum

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 3.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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LOVED THIS!
By Winks World Verified Reviewer from Kentucky on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

This is wonderful when you are visiting Navy Pier! It's great fun for under 12 set. Close to Ferris Wheel and Boat tours!

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My kids (ages 5,7,10) LOVED it!
By mom of 3 boys Verified Reviewer from LaGrange, IL on
Pros:
great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

We live in the burbs outside Chicago, and our kids love coming here. Our oldest (10) always thinks he is too old, but then gets here and has a fabulous time. This place is all about kids DOING stuff, jumping, playing, building, making art. Bring extra clothes if they like to play in the fun waterway area - our kids always get soaked! My five year old naps in the car on the way home, every time.

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Fun
By World Traveller Verified Reviewer from Ontario, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

This attraction is best for kids 10 & under (and that may be pushing it). My son was 9 and had a good time there but there were quite a few exhibits that were on the juvenile side so he didn't participate in them. He really enjoyed the water world area and the structure construction area. It was nice to visit a place where kids can touch things and not worry about damaging anything.

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[16 of 18 customers found this review helpful]

attraction for kids 6 and under
By Chicago Fan Verified Reviewer from Kansas city,KS on

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

I gave it a 2 stars b/c it says adventrues for kids thourgh age 10 and my dauhgter is 9 years old and there was not one activity that was according to her age, everything there was to do was for kids below 6 years old, there wasnt even a kid over the age of 5 at this place, It took us 5 minutes to walk thorugh the whole thing trying to find somethign that my daughter could do with no luck... so glad we ddint have to pay for it other wise it woudln't of been a waste of money

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