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Kohl Children's Museum

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Address: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026
Phone Number: 847 832 6600
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a...

A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a life-sized train car and a water room.

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Brought Grandchildren

This is a wonderful place for toddlers and young people. They were entertained and didn't want to leave.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Louise J
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Des Plaines
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Des Plaines
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place for toddlers and young people. They were entertained and didn't want to leave.

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Thank Louise J
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My overall impression of this museum is of chaos. It was very crowded, and the way the museum is laid out makes it hard to move around, hard to find activities that aren't already swamped with kids. Noise also carries, so it is very loud. There are many things to do, and everything is clean. My three year old had... More 

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Thank James F
Princeton, New Jersey
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145 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Overcrowded with such limited number of activities / You should make the trip to downtown Chicago and go to the larger museums!

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Thank X_freq_flyer_13572
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

If you plan on going with many family members, get the package deal. It's expensive. I can see why the regulars would get memberships. We went during the holidays and it was really crowded.

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Thank M. A. P
Glenview, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I first took my grandchildren to Kohl Children's Museum around 2006. Since that time I have seen a decline in the enjoyment of the experience. I know have 3 more young grandchildren ages 6 years to 18 months and it is not a place we choose to return. Too many people/children are being allowed in at one time and frequently... More 

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Thank Carole C
Glenview, Illinois
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Every time we have ever gone to the Kohl children's museum, we have tried something new, and we never get bored. The pretend the grocery store, water play area, and restaurant are perennial favorites, but there's always something new. We have enjoyed the variety of arts and crafts, and it's a treat to explore the creative activities ( like painting... More 

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Thank mhershey
Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is great for young kids (Ages 1-6). Older kids might get bored. There is great outdoor space so kids can run as well. I would suggest going early in the day to beat the crowds. There is a restaurant that serves good food as well. It is on the small side and gets busy during lunch.

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Thank PR_Travelers
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Kohl Children's Museum is a wonderful place for young children. There is so much to see, do and really learn while having fun. It is very clean. It is also nice for kids birthday parties.

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Thank Michelle W
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Who knew hands on learning could be this much fun? Kohl's has lots of things for kids of all ages to do.

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Thank ssvvpp
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A wonderful museum for the toddler and for a grade school aged child. There are many points of interest; including a child size grocery, a life-size bubble machine, all types of hands on exhibits- meant for touching, smelling and climbing!

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Thank Julie K

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