Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago, Illinois

700 E Grand Ave at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Address: 700 E Grand Ave at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Phone: 312-527-1000
URL: http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Adults & Children: $12; Children under 1: Free; Seniors: $11 More Info

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Highland Park, Illinois

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  • Visited: 2013-12-01
  • Submitted: 2014-01-24 15:51:36.0
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Everybody come and play!

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Start at the top floor and work your way down. Also, check out groupon for a discount.

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Crittenden, Kentucky

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  • Visited: 2012-10-01
  • Submitted: 2013-01-17 18:01:56.0
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What a Great Way to Spend the Day!

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There are snack areas provided inside the museum, so feel free to pack food from home.

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Submitted by: Anthony M.

We are now the proud owners of a membership!!!  It all happen so fast!!! As you can probably tell, the membership is not really for us...oh we will be here but again not really for us. There is a really dangerous tire ship which the kids can climb up.  It is a lot of fun until you have to climb up an save your little one before she falls out of it.  It is a little scary.  I wonder if anyone has taken the plunge from the top? Each of the individual rooms on the second floor were great.  I loved that there was one way in and one way out...it was really easy to watch the kids.  I just had to camp out at the gate and just wait. This place brings out the creativity for any child.  I was fun watching my little one...

Submitted by: Gina S.

With my museum pass in hand (from the Chicago Public Library, it's checked out like a book), my sister, 7yr old niece and 3yr old nephew spent an afternoon hanging out at the children's museum.   The kids loved: -Dressing up in firefighter gear and sliding down the fire pole in the play it safe fire education area. -Building lil skyscrapers in the skyl...

Submitted by: Laurie V.

We check out the free museum pass from the Chicago Public Library so the admission is free and we just have to pay the $20 to park.  Not a bad deal!  The library pass is only good for a family of four which is kind of a bummer since children pay starting at age 1 so when our new twins age out we are a family of 5.  But the museum membership for 6 is $165 and you can buy a parking option for an additional $80 or so.  I don't know where I am going with that but I just felt the need to put that info out there.  Oh yeah, that's what I wanted to say.  It seems a little money hungry to charge kids starting at age 1 since there is not a whole lot of fun to be had for a baby, but oh well.  I am sure rent at the pier...

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