Free days and discount days
- Play Late Thursdays: Every Thursday at 4-8 pm, groups of up to 4 people pay just $20. If your group is more than 4, each extra person pays $5 each. Learn more about Play Late Thursdays.
- The first Sunday of every month, visitors 15 and under receive free admission. Groups of 18 or more must register for First Free Sundays by calling (312) 464-8249.
- Veterans and active military receive free admission every day with presentation of valid military status identification.
- Teachers from outside the Chicagoland area pay a discounted price of $16 per ticket by presenting a valid form of employment identification.
Where: Navy Pier, 700 E Grand Ave, 312-595-5629.
Tickets: Children and Adults: $19, Children Under 1 Year: FREE. Chicago Children’s Museum is proud to offer a $3 discount for all Chicagoland residents*. You are eligible for the discount if you live in a metropolitan Chicago zip code. *To receive this discount, proof of Chicagoland residence is required at Chicago Children’s Museum admissions desks.
see the Program Calendar for more information.
About the Chicago Children’s Museum
Located on Navy Pier since 1995, Chicago Children’s Museum is now one of the city’s top cultural attractions and the second most visited children’s museum in the country. CCM serves more than 400,000 visitors annually, both on-site and in communities throughout Chicago, particularly in areas with limited access to the museum’s rich array of resources.
CCM was founded in 1982 by a coalition led by the Junior League of Chicago in response to program cutbacks in the city’s public schools. The then-named Express-Ways Children’s Museum opened in two hallways of the Chicago Public Library, now the Chicago Cultural Center, with Getting to Know Hue, the museum’s inaugural exhibit on color, light, music, and literature.