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Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026
847 832 6600
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Ranked #1 of 11 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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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
101 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 attraction reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went with two kids 6 &3. Lots of fun, big play areas. There was always enough materials to play with. The waterworks was very popular along with the "grocery store." The entrance fee was $11, but worth it , we were there for four hours. Had lunch on their cafe, a little $$, but the kids meals were a deal.... More

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Evanston, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I took my friend's young son there and I found the activities somewhat unchanged from when I took my own kids there nearly 20 years ago (the old location). The only activity that the kids still enjoy for a very long time, as did my young charge, is the Jewel grocery store play area. Prior to that, most other activities... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Excellent facility with mutiple and varied interactive "rooms," each dedicated to unique learning experience or simply fun! Took twin grandchildren (almost 5) with one older granddaughter (10) and and a 12-year old grandson, resp., on consecutive days. Young ones would stay all day. Surprisingly, the older children were engaged without complaint for two-three hours. The cafe provides affordable and tasty... More

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