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Illinois Children’s Museums

by on January 3, 2015

Planning a family and kid friendly trip can be difficult. A great stop for any family vacation is the ever popular Children’s Museum.

Top 7 Children’s Museums in Illinois:

Kohl Children’s Museum (Glenview)

Offers 6 special programs, holds 16 exhibits, and your child can host their birthday party here!

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn (Oak Lawn)

The multi-purpose room is open for performances, group meetings, and special occasion. The museum is conveniently located right next door to the Oak Lawn Train Station.

DuPage Children’s Museum (Naperville)

Home of the S.M.A.R.T. Cafe, it is more than just a cafe, but a fueling station for the Body and the Mind. The menu features consumer-tested array of high-quality foods with choices free of harmful preservatives and antibiotics.

Chicago Children’s Museum (Navy Pier)

Offers children playful programs in the following areas arts, cultural, diversity, health & wellness, language & literacy, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Visit the CCM gift shop for educational and one-of-a-kind toys and merchandise.

Wonder Works (Oak Park)

Your child can learn through creative play at this 6,400 square foot museum. The museum offers 6 permanent experience zones, and hosts parties, field trips, concerts and other fun, and educational events.

KidsWork Children’s Museum (Frankfort)

Home to Funtastic Friday’s, featuring a special topic each Friday. KidsWork is the first Children’s Museum in Will County and is conveniently located near shops and amazing restaurants within walking distance.

Bronzeville Children’s Museum (Chicago)

Bronzeville is the first and only African American Children’s Museum in the country and houses exhibits designed for children ages 3 to 9. Also, offers 3 different tours. The “You Are What You Eat” tour teaches children about healthy eating and working out. Children can learn about how they can do their part to save the planet during the “It’s Easy Being Green” tour. The “Bronzeville Landmarks” offers visitors the opportunity to visit the ComEd Bronzeville Gallery, where they can learn about African American inventors.




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