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

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7 year old loved it

This is the first time we have discovered a childrens play area and my daughter was delighted. It... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
Bradwell, United Kingdom
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Life saver for a layover

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

Reviewed January 14, 2015
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“Wow, it’s closed. Disappointed”
May 28, 2019
“Closed permanently”
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5200 North Bessie Coleman Dr, Terminal 2, past TSA checkpoints, near Gate F1, Chicago, IL 60666
This attraction is at O'Hare Intl Airport
Far North Side
+1 312-527-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, they actually closed it. Did they forget how much parents need that space for their kids to burn some energy and both bother other travelers. Thanks for making travel with kids even more stressful O’Hare. Nothing inviting about this “Family Lounge”

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robsgalz
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Apparently O'Hare decided that a children's play area didn't make money so it should be replaced by 4 TV terminals that have "games" highlighting all the stores in the terminal. A big disappointment... there is now no where to take a rambunctious 2 year old...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank Steve S
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we have discovered a childrens play area and my daughter was delighted. It is only a short walk from terminal 2, there is plenty there to keep them entertained for at least an hour. I would have rated this as...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dhannant2015
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend a half hour; running around, jumping and exploring. The exhibit needs some repairs and not all the features work; but kids don't mind it and have a blast. There is a bench for mom and dad to watch the kids running...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank ejpm2016
Reviewed July 4, 2016

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank DodgeChargerlady
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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank yellowrose1288
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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank noelle k
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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
5  Thank cocoharley
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Hunter B
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.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Mirandalz
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May 10, 2016|
Response from yellowrose1288 | Reviewed this property |
no its free
April 8, 2016|
Response from Ling C |
it looks like termincal 5