Children's Museums in Chicago

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Children's Museums in Chicago

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  • Heather B
    Richmond, IN16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were able to go on a free museum day. Kids 3&8 loved the museum. Favorite exhibits were the fire fighters, water and camping areas. It was a little crowded since it was free day, and there temp in the museum was hot (even though it was only 60 outside)
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 North Cannon Drive, at the corner of Cannon and Fullerton Avenue, is one of several historical and educational attractions that make Lincoln Park one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago. Opened in 1999, it focuses on the natural history of the Chicago region. Operated by the Chicago Academy of Sciences, the museum traces its history to the founding collection of the academy in 1857. The first of what eventually has become 11 Chicago museum-in-the-parks, the current facility was built on the southeastern banks of the North Pond with the financial support of benefactor Peggy Notebaert. Today, the museum is known for its live butterfly house, called Butterfly Haven. Other long-term habitat exhibitions and botanic recreations around the building include City Science House, Water Lab and Wilderness Walk. Also displays about the ecological history of the Illinois region. The butterfly house features more than 200 species of native and exotic butterflies. The museum is conducting an ongoing scientific effort to study, care and breed native butterflies for species population support in the Chicago area.
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Dixie
    Bradwell, UK121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the first time we have discovered a childrens play area and my daughter was delighted. It is only a short walk from terminal 2, there is plenty there to keep them entertained for at least an hour. I would have rated this as a 5 star, but quite a few of the interactive buttons were not working. It is conveinently located between Mac and a bar, so Dad got a beer and sat beside the play area while i popped into Mac, happy family!
    Written 9 July 2017
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  • TravelingKin
    Chicago, IL43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum curator didn't start off so warm and fuzzy. But by the time we left she had redeemed herself. It's a great little museum with hands on activities your little will love. It's available for parties but only ages 3-9. Free parking and only $5 pp.
    Written 17 April 2013
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