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“Great Children's Museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago Children's Museum
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$99.75*
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Chicago CityPass
Ranked #50 of 631 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct archaeological research is just one of the many hands-on exhibits at the Chicago Children's Museum.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Children's Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This museum is terrific. There are exhibits for kids interested in building using erector sets made of wood and bolts. Kids can really let their kids imagination run free in this area. There is a fireman with a play firetruck kids can climb onto and play with. The water play area is very fun. I saw more than a few parents enjoying play time with their kids. I recommend you pack a change of clothes for this exhibit as things can get pretty wet despite the rain coats provided for kids. The dinosaur dig is fun as well.
There are many more exhibits available to families. All are fun and creative. Kids will leave exhausted.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Make it your first stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Interactive for kids and ground ups. I recommend you visit first so you get a sense of what Chicago is and why.
They also have different exhibits of USA history. I got to see a temporary exhibit of Lincoln, LOVE IT. they had the bed where he died.

Visited October 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Great for kids of all ages!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We brought five children here from two families. Ages from 14 months to 11 years old. They all enjoyed it! There was so much to explore and places to go. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Chicago. The adults were able to play alongside and act like kids themselves. Remember to ask for your AAA discount! Even on a Saturday, it wasn't crowded in the afternoon. I imagine many families go in the morning so kids can nap in the afternoon. Instead we went in the afternoon and wore them out!

Visited February 2013
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“Kids will love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We've been to the museum several times and every tine we go the kids don't want to leave. I only room I have a problem with is the cardboard room. Their are circular cardboard containers that some kids use as weapons. But other then that the kids had a good time.

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Illinois, United States
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“Fantastic Children's Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

You could spend all day and night in here there is so much to do. What a great Children's Museum! We will return here for sure.

Visited January 2013
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