Kohl Children's Museum

Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview: Hours, Address, Kohl Children's Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kohl Children's Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a life-sized train car and a water room.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kelly T
23 contributions
Lots of hands on play
Jul 2021 • Friends
My 4 year old had a blast! We were there for 3.5 hours and he loved every minute of it. It was very crowded when we first arrived but slowed down around 12 (which is very common). I wish there was more seating for adults but the kids are on the go so much adults don’t get to sit down much anyways.
Written July 13, 2021
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Thomas P
1 contribution
Very poor experience
Jun 2021
A glorified run-down playpen with activities suitable for children over 4 years old- and not younger. Very ergonomically age inappropriate mechanical devices (some requiring adult strength), minimal educational content, and such poorly designed structures as to be essentially useless for most children. Admission is the same as for the Art Institute. Not recommended!
Written June 29, 2021
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addiecat2015
84 contributions
Run wild
Feb 2020 • Family
Such a great place for children to really explore different textures, environments, experiments, etc.... A safe place for them to learn. We loved the car area and the Whole foods store was a big hit. Bring a dry shirt, even with the apron my 18 month old was soaked after playing in the water area.
Written February 5, 2020
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Dr_Xaos
Palatine, IL870 contributions
Entertaining yet Educational for Younger Children
Jan 2020
Wonderful place for younger children (i.e., <7 years old) to play and learn about all sorts of different things. Older siblings and parents will probably enjoy some of the stuff as well, but it's definitely geared for more of a preschool/Kindergarten age. Recently visited with my 5-year-old daughter, who loved spending the majority of four hours exploring all the different sections and activities.

Location is well maintained and kept clean despite the amount of foot traffic. I was also impressed with how well the staff kept up with periodically cleaning up the various play areas. Lots of little kids playing, so it was nice that staff helped put toys away to reduce clutter. Various play areas offer different experiences as well. For example, they have an area where kids play various instruments to learn about music and another area where kids play with water to learn about hydrodynamics. Many of these areas are consistent, but they do have a section in the back that changes every few months. Seasonal variation helps keep it interesting when going back, although my kids love returning to revisit most of the regular play areas.

Prices are reasonable. If you're local or in the area long enough to visit multiple days, they also have a membership option that basically pays for itself after 2-3 visits. Food isn't allowed in the play areas for health and cleanliness reasons, but they do have a little cafe area right off the front entrance. Decent options for fairly reasonable prices if you need to feed little ones while you're there.

Highly recommend to others with littler kids. Offer a forewarning about planning on when you plan to visit, though. Certain days and times can be very busy, and we've tried to visit and ended up having to leave on a couple occasions because the place was at capacity (such as over a winter break).
Written January 18, 2020
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CG2727
Northbrook, IL17 contributions
Love this!
May 2019
Wonderful experience for young children. I have been there a number of times with my oldest grandson. So much to explore it cannot be done in one visit. Now I have two more grandchildren that I will also be taking there.
Written November 6, 2019
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Pavel S
Chicago, IL566 contributions
Good to visit for 7-8 and younger
Oct 2018
Kohl's Children's Museum is excellent cool place with plenty of different activities for kids. We enjoyed coming here several times a year, maybe a bit pricey but it's worth it. There are a lot of various exhibits inside like grocery mart area, water station, train station, musical instruments, arts, potbelly sandwich shop, pet vet, nursery, etc. We love this neighborhood gem.
Written September 23, 2019
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wanfitz
Glenview, IL3 contributions
Kohl's children's museum
Aug 2019 • Family
So much fun for kids. Target age would be 2 to 5 years. Good learning experience, lots of hands on activities. Kids can roam around with minimal supervision
Written September 3, 2019
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993alexy
Maryland108 contributions
disappointed
Oct 2018 • Business
I went with a ticket through the groupon.
I was disappointed because it was too small and lacked content.
I thought that it was not a place to pay for.
Written June 6, 2019
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Ayelet Sror
Skokie, IL158 contributions
So perfect for so many ages
May 2019 • Family
This museum simulates real life for kids 7 and younger with suitable activities for infants too. The best and most popular exhibit by far is the supermarket with food, shopping carts and cash registers.
There are only two negatives for me:
1. The only open at 12 on Sunday.
2. If you are going with more than one child it’s better to go with another adult so u can split up and each kid can enjoy themself at their pace where they want to
Written May 19, 2019
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raneemarc
Israel42 contributions
Great for ages 7 and younger
Apr 2019 • Family
The Children's Museum is great, but it would be awesome if they could expand it for children a bit older as well. However, your little ones will enjoy it.
Written April 24, 2019
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Kohl Children's Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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