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Chicago Children's Museum

Address: 700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
Phone Number: 312 527 1000
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Ranked #27 of 310 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Took my kids 8 and6 yrs, they had a blast and did not want to leave! They loved the pirate ship and fire truck as well as the circus area this summer. There was all kinds of fun things and variety for the kids!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We took the kids (5 and 2) to the Chicago Children's Museum over the holiday break... and did they love it. The Museum is on Navy Pier... it would have been great to see it in summer so they could have also gotten to walk around outside and take a Ferris Wheel ride but having a place they could enjoy... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to the museum a few days before Christmas. It was not super crowded but it was busy enough. We went with a five year old and a two year old. There were plenty of things for the five year old to do. He really wore himself out. The two year old was also very happy until he got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I took my daughter here and thought we would spend maybe an hour in here and were in there for 4!! this is a really cool place for kids to let loose and enjoy themselves and for parents not having to worry about calming them down or stopping them, they can just go!

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Denver, CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A great way to spend an afternoon with a three year old. The exhibits had the right combination of learning and creative play. We especially loved the fire engine and the water area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took my grandsons here on my last trip to Chicago. We could have stayed all day. Plenty of different activities for all interests. Highly recommended!

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had hesitations about going to another dull children's museum, but this one is great. Several really nice exhibits that entertain the kids. We liked the water room and dinosaur dig and the boat climbing exhibits the best, but lots of fun things to do. It is more of a kids play space than a learning museum. Located on the navy... More 

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Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We didn't plan on visiting the museum initially. We had plans to go to Navy Pier, the aquarium, Michigan Avenue, Willis Tower, etc. When we realized that there was a children's museum right at the pier, we added it to our plans. Most of our trip was go, go, go - to get everything in! However, reading the reviews of... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

On a cold day in the windy city, it was a great indoor activity with my 2 yr old. Tons of hands on activities and plenty of things to climb on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visited with our 10 months old daughter, and even for her, it was already fun! Will definitely visit again when she's older!

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