Type: Children's Museums, Family Friendly, Museums
Family-Friendly Museums: Located within Navy Pier, the Chicago Children's Museum is geared to children from toddlers to fifth graders. Its interactive exhibits are spread across three floors, including a Tinkering Lab (great for older kids) and Pritzker Playspace, CCM's open playgroup for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers They might get bit wet splashing in the water in the WaterWays exhibit or they can wiggle up ship-shape rigging in the Kovler Family Climbing Schooner. Check the museum's calendar of events for special events. Children under one are always free and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, enjoy free admission for everyone. The new Art Studio serves as a space for families to embrace and practice creative expression, but it's also an active commitment to the arts. CCM's Art Studio offers daily workshops led be trained artist-educators and there's even a special weekly workshop designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers held every Friday morning.
Things to Do with Kids: Located within Navy Pier, the Chicago Children's Museum serves children from toddlers to fifth grade and features 14 permanent exhibits, many of which are interactive. The Kovler Family Climbing Schnooer is especially fun and unless your kid is afraid of heights, you may be stuck there all day. The Dinosaur Expedition lets kids dig without getting dirty and be prepared because there is a good likelihood they'll get a bit wet in the WaterWays exhibit. Children under one are always free and guests ages 15 and under enjoy free admission all day on the first Sunday of every month and on Thursday evenings from 5-8pm.
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Family-Friendly Museums: "Free admission for everyone on Thursday evenings, from 5-8 p.m."
Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This large, hands-on museum is geared exclusively to children.
Things to Do with Kids: "Free admission for everyone on Thursday evenings, from 5-8pm."
Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The Chicago Children's Museum features 14 permanent exhibits, many of which are interactive, perfect for toddlers through fifth grade.