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Chicago Children's Museum

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The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct archaeological research is just one of the many hands-on exhibits at the Chicago Children's Museum.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3436
Streeterville
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank tmsoto2011
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My 4-year-old granddaughter loved this museum! On the day we went, it was not too crowded. She especially enjoyed the firetruck and area where she could create a video about her day.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Julijamarija
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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

4  Thank butterflysn1
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Shannonmarye
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

My three year old thoroughly enjoyed herself at this place. She loved the fire house and the little kitchen. Really good fun for small kids.

Thank TXJen000
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a good refuge for a bad weather day but the price asked for tickets does. It measure up to what they have to offer.

1  Thank engped
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank trautmaa
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Took a four and seven year old and they had a blast. There was lots of hand on exhibits to entertain them. It would be a good way to spend 1/2 of a day with children.

Thank Chris2734
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Wish we could have spent more time here. It was wonderful, my 2.5yr old just had the best time! Lots of different things to play with!

Thank Jaxx0711
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Dominique M
4 January 2018|
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Response from NBCTeacher | Reviewed this property |
They have a coat room where you just hang up your coat. No attendant, no charge.
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Pantelitsa0468
17 July 2015|
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Response from Lori S | Reviewed this property |
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
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slasky30
12 January 2015|
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Response from GramCPA | Reviewed this property |
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
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