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Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026
847 832 6600
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Glenview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Description: A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a life-sized train car and a water room.
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Wheeling, IL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My daughter enjoyed visiting here but it is pricey for young kids. They don't offer discount pricing for homeschoolers. It is hands and kids love it. Parking was free which is a bonus and there is a cafe in the building, however we didn't eat there.

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Glenview, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Kohls Childrens Museum has interactive rooms that entice children from 2 years old and up. The children learn about science and gain understanding of concepts based on where they are cognitively. If they do not understand a concept, they can just have fun interacting with the many experiences available to them

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Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Best parts of the Museum are the restaurant and the outdoor park area ( with things to find lists). Many displays inside are hard for children to work, as they just don't have the strength they demand. It's very difficult to build a great Children's Museum, and Kohl again confirms that.

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Kohl Children's Museum is a great place for young kids to spend an hour or two. There are so many things for them to explore here and it always seems new to them!

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231 reviews 231 reviews
102 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Kohl's Children Museum will keep the kids occupied for hours. It is a museum that teaches kids about science and the world around them in a way that truly engages them and entertains them. I remember going to this museum when I was a child and it was in Evanston...I believe. Now in Glenview, the museum is so much larger... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a pretty average children's museum, which I think would be fun for kids up to about 8 or 9. It had a grocery store, animal hospital, baby hospital, water play area, home building area, reading area, potbellies restaurant, and probably a few other things I've forgotten. It seemed a little expensive for a suburban kid's museum, and it... More

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Dallas, TX
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I went with a 9 yr old and two 10 year olds. We went on a Monday morning in mid June. It wasn't overly crowded. The kids were able to interact and play with all of the exhibits without waiting. Although there were several activities that were focused at toddlers (mock grocery, potbelly's store, etc.) there were enough activities that... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great place to bring the kids to play. They have rotating exhibits and the museum is designed in a way that keeps the kids interested for long periods of time.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Kids love the place. Totally hands on for them. Gets a little crazy on a busy day or rainy day. My grandson has been there several times and he always enjoys playing there.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Both of our boys (3.5 & 1.5) highly enjoyed this children's Museum. We stayed from 9:30AM-4PM and both boys were absolutely exhausted at the end. Many different things to see for both of our boys, my wife and I each followed one of the boys around as they wanted to do different things.

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