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Chicago Children's Museum

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Address: 700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 527 1000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct...
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.
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Small but fun

There are many activities and fut spaces in this place. What I like the most was the little workshop they have.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There are many activities and fut spaces in this place. What I like the most was the little workshop they have.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

$54 for two seniors two children under six is too expensive. Though the kids enjoyed it, I don't think we will go back as things have not changed much in the last two years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A best hands on experience for kids. We love coming here. Every time we find something new to learn. My kids absolutely love this place. A great way to get the kids learn and keep them entertained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

went here for a birthday party and acutally had alot of fun..ordered pizza from outside and the service was amazing..party attendees do not have to wait in line and the best time to go is early in the morning or late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Although it's called a museum, it's more an interactive play park. Children can play at being sailors, firemen, archaeologists and many more things. You'll be there many hours! They won't want to leave. Teachers get in for free! You can leave for lunch & re-enter afterwards - no problem. This place was a big surprise - well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The first Sunday of the month is a little crazy as children are free! But definitely worth it! They have so much going on and so much for so many people it is great! I would like more staff around tho as children aren't always watched by their parents and can be very rough. But I do love that teachers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I would recommend for small children since we took an 8 year old and like us she was bored. It was included in our Go Card so it was a decent time killer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a really well done museum for kids. The activities are fun and educational and the facilities are clean and well kept. You are allowed to bring snacks and drinks in which is nice. We went on the Free Wednesday night which starts at 5. We arrived at 4:30 and sat out in the park to relax before going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lots of fun and exhibits to play with your kids building and learning. It only takes 3 hours max I would say unless you sign up for classes. Of course its loud and kids running everywhere so be prepared for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a very nice facility for both adults and children. One section you can make crafts, another one you can cook, the water area on a hot summer day is fantastic. The room full of miniatures was nice for adults. Many people in it but it did not seem too crowded. Nice feature was the climbing tree for kids.... More 

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Staying in Streeterville

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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 the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.