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Chicago Children's Museum

700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3436
+1 312-527-1000
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The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct archaeological research is just one of the many hands-on exhibits at the Chicago Children's Museum.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (27 reviews)
“fire truck” (17 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3436
Streeterville
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"older kids"
in 27 reviews
"fire truck"
in 17 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 17 reviews
"navy pier"
in 106 reviews
"water room"
in 15 reviews
"kids town"
in 12 reviews
"building area"
in 10 reviews
"water play"
in 8 reviews
"hot wheels"
in 7 reviews
"water works"
in 8 reviews
"art studio"
in 5 reviews
"free night"
in 5 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 30 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 11 reviews
"cta bus"
in 7 reviews
"year olds"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid full price to stay for 45 minutes as they kicked us out the minute it closed. Would have expected a half price discount for late in the day admission. Asked if we could get an additional admission for the next day and was also...More

Thank Erin C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive for an average children's museum, but that seems to be the theme with most children's museum. Don't get me wing my 3.5 year old had a blast. But they were working on Navy Pier and the children's museum, so that my experience. Summarized, my...More

Thank CRR0102LBSR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this place is a bit overpriced; Navy Pier parking is expensive and, even with the ACM reciprocal discount admission was still a lot. (Definitely check out the Field Museum or the Museum of Science and Industry with your toddlers first.) I would say...More

Thank akey1101
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to the other big museums in Chicago and we love other children’s museums we’ve been to so we thought we’d try this one out. We wish we wouldn’t have gone. My boys who are 4 and 6 were bored. We went through everything...More

1  Thank Kendra M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Chicago Children's Museum is in front of the Nay Pier at the end of Grand Ave. my kids love this place. the crystals out front!

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Good size but getting in is strange you wait to pay then nobody checks your bracelet. Plenty to do for kids. My five year old enjoy the place. Staff was friendly and lots of places to eat in Navy Pier. You can make your own...More

Thank wildlifeship
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

First of all, during our visit, Adrian welcomed my husband & son who were waiting for us, and when we finally arrived (miscommunication) Adrian recognized us from my husband’s description so he advised us both my husband and son had already gone in. Super hospitable...More

Thank doblerbl2
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This place is huge! There are so many amazing activities. I love that they have some separate baby and toddlers areas. We could have spent several days here. Very clean and we'll kept. The staff were very interactive and fun. Love that it is at...More

Thank Marci H
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My daughter is 7 and she gets bored easily. I might have thought that she would have gotten bored here. We live near Rochester, which has the Strong museum, one of the biggest play museums and she gets a little bored there, as she is...More

Thank rochestervacationer
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

If in Chicago with kids, a visit to the museum is a must. Suitable for babies, toddlers, and older kids. Tons of activities and permanent and temporary exhibition all over the year. You can easily stay there for a minimum of three hours and kids...More

Thank morganna9
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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
...More
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Dominique M
5 January 2018|
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Response from NBCTeacher | Reviewed this property |
They have a coat room where you just hang up your coat. No attendant, no charge.
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Pantelitsa0468
17 July 2015|
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Response from Lori S | Reviewed this property |
I think 2-3 hours is plenty of time. Especially with the older kids, they move through activities faster than toddlers. I think we were there an hour and a half with our 3 year old and we ended up cajoling her to leave. The... More
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slasky30
12 January 2015|
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Response from GramCPA | Reviewed this property |
There is also a big room where you can park the stroller/gear. It's not supervised/locked if that matters to you. Keep in mind also that the staff can/will grab your stroller and put it in this big room if there are too... More
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