The Chicago Children’s Museum offers free admission for all visitors every Thursday from 5PM-8PM. First Sunday of each month free admission for visitors 15 and under.
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 312-595-5629.
Regular admission: Children Under One FREE, Children & Adults $14, Seniors $13. Go Chicago Card.
Check the Daily Discovery Calendar for events here.
After the fun: Cheap eats Navy Pier
During 2017 attend a free performance: Made in Chicago
First Thursday of the month, January 5–December 7, 2017, 5:30–7:3pm
Introduce your children to the world of music, performance and dance at the Chicago Children’s Museum’s Made in Chicago monthly performance series. Enjoy a theater-like environment in the museum’s Great Hall where you can be certain child-friendly, engaging productions will be performed by Chicago’s leading youth talent. This performance is in conjunction with the Year of Public Art Chicago.
Here are some educational resources provided by the museum
Before Your Field Trip
- Common Core Connections
- Common Core Connections – MATH
- Field Trip Planning Packet
- Museum Map
- Field Trip Brochure
- Chaperone Guide: Science
- Chaperone Guide: Language
- Chaperone Guide: Math
After Your Field Trip
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.