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Chicago Children's Museum

The Chicago Children's Museum offers three floors of unique, hands-on exhibits that are as big as a kid's imagination. Chicago Children's Museum also offers new exhibits and special performances.

Dinosaur Expedition

Dig for adventure as you dig for dinosaur bones in an authentic excavation pit! Grab your gear and explore what the world was like 100 million years ago!

Kraft Artabounds Studio And Gallery

A fully-equipped art studio that's an active workplace for school groups and families. Artists-in-residence lend hands-on help. Next door: a kids' gallery. Click here for a list of current activities.

Kids Town

Shop in the grocery store, change a tire and drive a CTA bus in this miniature cityscape built just for kids ages five and younger! This sensory-rich urban “neighborhood” promotes role-playing, problem-solving, emerging literacy and creative exploration through an assortment of fun and absorbing activities.

Kids on the Fly

Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport is the place to pilot a plane, fuel a jet, and set a propeller to twirling. Traveling families can enjoy this exhibit free of charge.


Design your own skyscraper and enhance your understanding of the science, engineering, art, and technology behind what keeps Chicago’s tallest buildings standing, in Skyline. Get your story from your Skyline visit. Have questions about retrieving your Skyline story? Click here.

Allstate Foundation presents Play it Safe

Step into the boots of a firefighter and discover a whole new way to Play It Safe! In a realistic firehouse—complete with command center, fire pole, "Get Low and Go" bedroom, fire truck, and more—families can explore fire safety through play.

Kovler Family Climbing Schooner

This fantasy version of a lake-faring vessel beckons kids to climb on board, clamber up the ropes and walk the deck. The boat climbs too - three stories high!


For our youngest visitors. There's a bakery, gas station, car wash, big city bus and construction site - and not a "do-not-touch" sign in sight! Be a Smart Shopper!

Safe and Sound

A real-life ambulance and our own mini-hospital make easing kids fears fun!

Treehouse Trails

An enchanted forest if there ever was one! Our littler visitors find adventure in exploring - a nature park, climbing treehouse, animal homes, a cozy tent and a bubbling brook.

Inventing Lab

Gadgets and gizmos inspire young minds to invent some amazing things! Learn about inventions by Chicago-area students and some kooky creations of the past. Take the Alarm Clock Challenge and wake up the sleeping bear. Slide down the uniquely musical Grand Piano Slide. Invent your own flying machine and send it soaring two stories into the Headhouse Tower. In Inventing Lab, the sky’s the limit for your imagination!

Big Backyard

Art meets technology in BIG Backyard, a wondrous urban garden, filled with enormous insects, giggling flowers, giant toadstools and other fantasy creations that stir the senses and make imaginations bloom. Through innovative technology, you can immerse yourself in the action and discover what it's like to be part of the city's landscap.


Don one of our raincoats and splash and learn at the same time! A highly interactive, squirting, pumping and diverting physics playground that looks at the ways we use and control our water.

Visit the Chicago Children's Museum (www.chichildrensmuseum.org) today!


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