© Chicago Children's Museum
Located at the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan, Chicago Children's Museum was founded in 1982 and has been bringing joy to visitors of all ages ever since. Originally housed in the Chicago Public Library, the museum began with trunk shows traveling exhibits in response to capacity crowds on-site, before moving to the Navy Pier in 1995.
The fourth largest children’s museum in the United States, the Chicago Children's Museum features thirteen vibrant, interactive and hands-on exhibits across three floors where children of all ages are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. Exhibits and activities focus on math, science, literacy, and visual and performing arts through engaging and sensory educational content.
Popular exhibits include WaterWays, an interactive system of pumps, pipes and pulleys that demonstrates the wonders of water; Play It Safe, a real-life firehouse and fire truck that teaches both families and children about fire safety; and Dinosaur Expedition, where kids can become archeologists and dig for dinosaur bones.
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Phone: 312-527-1000
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