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

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Address: 5200 North Bessie Coleman Dr, Terminal 2, past TSA checkpoints, near Gate F1, Chicago, IL 60666
Phone Number: 312 527 1000
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This attraction is at O'Hare Intl Airport (after security)

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Great energy spender for kiddos!

Visited this for about an hour. It is appears best for children maybe 7 or younger but my 9 year old had a good time and most important, stayed busy and off the tablet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Indiana
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this for about an hour. It is appears best for children maybe 7 or younger but my 9 year old had a good time and most important, stayed busy and off the tablet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best idea ever for an airport. You have young children that don't like to be restricted in movement so you tire them out by having them play in the children's museum for an hour or two before your flight. Then they're all more now and ready to just sit down and relax for your flight to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I didn't know the exhibit existed until my 1 year old son and I literally ran into it during a 2 hour layover. It was such a welcome sight and he had a blast. I was able to relax for the first time since starting the trip, sit down, charge my phone, and be able to watch him play instead... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This play area was truly a lifesaver during our two-hour layover at O'Hare. We had just enough time for us to find the place, let our two-year-old play for about an hour, and get to our next departure gate. We were able to keep her happy the whole time while we were waiting at the airport and she got enough... More 

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3 Thank cocoharley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Let me paint a picture for you. I haven't set foot in this airport in roughly 16 years. I'm currently 18. I don't remember much of being 2, but for some strange reason, I remember this like it was yesterday. I don't know why I care so much, but I just do. Take it from a kid's perspective, this is... More 

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3 Thank Hunter B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to let the kids play while you wait. Only drawback is that no food or drink is allowed inside.

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Waynesboro, VA
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

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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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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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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