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Kohl Children's Museum

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Address: 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026-8074
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+1 847-832-6600
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:30 - 12:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a...

A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a life-sized train car and a water room.

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Lots of fun and not crazy crowded

We went here with our grandchildren during Christmas week and loved it. There is a huge selection of interactive stations and plenty of staff to help. I liked that they limit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Alan S
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went here with our grandchildren during Christmas week and loved it. There is a huge selection of interactive stations and plenty of staff to help. I liked that they limit tickets so it is not overly crowded.

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Bellaire, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I took my two grandkids (2 1/2 and 8 months) the day after Christmas. Children under 1 year old are free. This is a well organized place amidst the bedlam caused by a bunch of little kids. The interactive displays were interesting to the kids and kept their attention. We spent about 2 hours there and the kids had a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have a membership to kohls and here at least once a month, more frequently when the weather is cold. My toddler loves the car, music and train displays...also anything involving balls. I find early mornings are the best time. It gets quite busy by 11:00 and seems to die down again an hour before closing.

Thank GiCo076
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum offers self directed exploration and a wealth of fun learning experiences for young children. Kids can try several activities from engineering a train, to shopping in a grocery store or cashiering and preparing sandwiches and shakes at a cafe. There's an animal clinic, a baby nursery, a car wash/repair station and a house under construction, all equipped with... More 

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Washington, DC, United States
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for the first time for a family party. Excellent venue with lots of opportunities for children to engage. I highly recommend!

Thank Amilcar G
Wadsworth, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have a membership and go whenever the weather is questionable. No matter how often we go, my 2 year old loves it.

Thank Jodi L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Took our 3 children ages 2-4 and had such a fun day here. Loved the pretend supermarket and cafe. I probably would not come on a Saturday again as it was super busy and you feel rushed so other kids can have a turn. Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Mia D
Holland, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Was there for a children's birthday party. We had a wonderful time. There are a lot of interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. The "green screen" was a fun feature. Our 3 yr old granddaughter had a blast pretending to be a weathergirl. Highly recommend this museum.

Thank Madeline K
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with my 5 and 8 year old boys and they had a blast. They had about a dozen rooms and the kids enjoyed every one of them.

Thank bluelabel23
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I was there with a 10 year old boy. All the activities there were not quite engaging for him. We still could play there for 2.5 hours, but not in the ways the activities were designed. We made up our own games. Many stuff do not work the way there were designed anyway. The outside space was closed due to... More 

Thank Alexander G

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