If you're looking for things to do in Chicago with kids, take them to the Chicago Children's Museum.

Visit Chicago Children’s Museum with your Go Chicago pass 

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • 15 permanent, kid-friendly Chicago Children's Museum exhibits included
  • Dinosaur exhibition room and tinkering lab to explore
  • Immersive programs designed to entertain and educate
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in Chicago 

The museum is the ideal kid-friendly attraction and has exhibits for a variety of ages, from babies right up to those too cool to be seen with their parents. Chicago Children’s Museum is located on Navy Pier and filled with 15 permanent exhibits, hands-on programs, and free daily art classes. 

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
Monday–Wednesday: 10AM - 5PM
Thursday: 10AM - 8PM
Friday–Sunday: 10AM - 7PM

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. On rare occasions, this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of Go City.

Please Note: All children 12 months and over must have a Pass or pay admission. Chicago Children's Museum will be closed Tuesday, September 3rd - Friday, September 5th for annual maintenance and cleaning.

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your Go Chicago pass at the Chicago Children's Museum admissions desk.

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Getting there

Chicago Children's Museum

US, IL, Chicago, 60611, Navy Pier 700 East Grand Avenue,


Navy Pier 700 East Grand Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Closest Subway Stop

Take CTA: From downtown connect with buses #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago or the #124 Navy Pier Express directly to the museum at Navy Pier. Free Trolley service is available daily between Navy Pier and State Street between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street.