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This place is an awesome place to take young kids! I also love that there is a room for the kids to do art. Also What makes this a go to place is all the nearby restaurants Incase the little ones need a bite to...More
Written by my 9 year old: The Children’s Museum is fantastic it allways keeps you entertained. I recommend the section ‘The world of tiny treasures’.
The building and construction section is excellent too. I can see why people buy a yearly pass to this museum,...More
As a stay at home Mom, I have taken my children to just about every Children's Museum within a 200 mile radius. This one is okay, but not one I would pay to return to. The price is high and I have been to better....More
It is smaller than some children’s museums but the kids still had a blast. Being 9 months pregnant I needed a place to rest while they played. The third floor had great couches and chairs centrally located. Not sure why the kids were free today...More
If you are caught in the rain in Chicago like we were, this is a decent option for young kids to run off steam with interactive activities. If your kids are older (our daughter is 10) or you are expecting serious science exhibits like the...More
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as
the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
I think 2-3 hours is plenty of time. Especially with the older kids, they move through activities faster than toddlers. I think we were there an hour and a half with our 3 year old and we ended up cajoling her to leave. The... More
I think 2-3 hours is plenty of time. Especially with the older kids, they move through activities faster than toddlers. I think we were there an hour and a half with our 3 year old and we ended up cajoling her to leave. The museum is on Navy Pier and there are lots of things to look at there. Carnival rides, a lot of good restaurants, boat rides.
There is also a big room where you can park the stroller/gear. It's not supervised/locked if that matters to you. Keep in mind also that the staff can/will grab your stroller and put it in this big room if there are too... More
There is also a big room where you can park the stroller/gear. It's not supervised/locked if that matters to you. Keep in mind also that the staff can/will grab your stroller and put it in this big room if there are too many near the door or you are blocking the walkways so look there first if you happen to "lose" your stroller. Have fun!