We have a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old and have been lucky enough to visit many children's and science museums. This place is unique among the ones we've seen and is well worth the price of admission. Our kids may be the ideal ages for this place: young enough to enjoy it all; old enough that we did not have to panic if they were out of our sight for a minute or two. (I can see why parents of younger children would find this place nerve-racking -- but there were a good number of younger kids there, too.) We also were traveling with my parents who were not up for climbing and sliding. They still enjoyed seeing everything. They spent more time in the more traditional museum exhibits on the second and third floors. (The architectural section, focusing on Louis Sullivan, is beautiful.) They also paid the extra fee to visit the aquarium, which they liked. Even though the place was absolutely packed during Spring Break, the space is so large that most of the exhibits did not feel terribly crowded. We had a decent pizza lunch on the mezzanine, which was fairly priced. To the reviewer who mentioned that there's no place to hang your coat, there is a coat check. ($1/item.) Hope to return someday!
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