|Things to do - Chicago Children's Museum
Want world-class fun? Splash, climb, build, learn and explore at the award-winning Chicago Children's Museum, located at Chicago's famous Navy Pier. It's three floors of fun for children (ages 10 and under) and families! Climb on a ship, hide in a treehouse, construct a building, invent a flying machine, dam up a river, drive a firetruck, make art to take home, and so much more. There's always something new and exciting to discover at Chicago Children’s Museum! Visit www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org for more information on special events, programs and activities.
January 15 – April 20
The ever-changing Forts exhibit is the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and secret society meetings. Everything you need to make a wacky, sprawling, unique space that’s all your own. (At least until the next kid comes along!) You can’t build these forts at home!
Extended through March 15
Get a crash course in racing! Chicago Children’s Museum’s new pop-up exhibit is a room-size raceway filled with crazy courses and hundreds of toy cars. Race your friends on adjoining tracks as your cars hurtle through curves, loops, dips and drops. A specially-designed, multi-level crash course guarantees a smashing good time for all.
March 1 - 31
Hang on to your hats as you experience the wonders of wind power in Air Fair, CCM’s month-long festival of air! Propel paper aircraft through vertical wind tunnels. Launch foam rockets at targets high in the sky. Build a tower and knock it down using air cannons of all sizes. Feel the force from our Wall O’ Fans—it will blow you away! Air Fair is only open March 1-31—then it’s gone like a breeze!
Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Open Sunday and Friday at 9 a.m. for CCM members
CCM is open every holiday except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
General admission: $14
Seniors (ages 60 and older): $13
Members and children under 1: Free
Kraft Free Family Night
Thursday evenings, 5 – 8 p.m.
Free admission for everyone
Target Free First Sundays
First Sunday of every month
Free admission all day for ages 15 and under
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For more information on Chicago Children's Museum, please call (312) 527-1000; or visit their website at www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org.