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Kids on the Fly, Chicago Children's Museum at O'Hare

5200 North Bessie Coleman Dr, Chicago, IL 60666
312 527 1000
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Ranked #223 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums

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Waynesboro, VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was okay if you have the extra time its something to help you do with your kids that have a long layover. This place is big so make sure you have time to go and return to your gate.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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438 reviews 438 reviews
280 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

Lots of fun airport related hands on exhibits good for younger tots. Fly a plane, gas it up, go to the tower or just relax on the painted benches. Be warned- no food or drink. Plenty of adult seating

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The kids had a ball and I could relax knowing the were safe at play. I'm sure travelers on our flights benefited from my kids having the opportunity to wear themselves out at this playground. Great fun

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We love the idae that the kids can play with things that make the flight more comprehensible for them The airplane game is great, it's big and many kids can play together and play "flying" games Great idea for kids and great idea for parents who need a place to let their kids play in while at the airport.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

Just inside security at Terminal 2 and next to gate F1, the children's interactive museum, "Kids on the Fly," is really a well designed playground for kids 12 years old and under. My 9 year old grand daughter and I had a long lay-over at O'Hare (surprise?) on Sunday after Christmas. We spent an hour or so letting her run,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

The museum is located on the other side of the security check. You can't get to it unless you have a boarding pass to a flight that day. Totally wasted trip to O'Hare and very disappointed granddaughter!

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