If you’ve never been to Chicago’s Children’s Museum, most people will tell you that it’s among the country’s best. Conveniently located at Navy Pier, there’s so many things to see and do both inside the museum and out, making for quite an experience for visitors of all ages. Like most museums in Chicago and around the U.S., exhibits are constantly changing and evolving to maximize each visitor’s experience, as well as to keep those who have been here coming back. But if you’re interested in what the Chicago Children’s Museum has to offer right now, here’s a look at just some of our favorite exhibitions:
New for the summer season, Boats is a fun-filled play area for kids pre-K through early elementary ages. This new exhibit offers a unique nautical experience that gives kids a first-hand look at life out at sea. And given it also has a great view of Lake Michigan from inside, it also offers a pretty authentic experience as well. Boat will be open through November 1st.
What kid doesn’t love to play around with real life tools and real life materials? Seriously. And now with the Chicago Children’s Museum Tinkering Lab, that’s exactly what kids are able to do, and with a trained professional staff on hand, it’s also a fun and safe environment, allowing kids to let their creative juices flow freely all under qualified supervision!
Having a tree house is every kid’s fantasy and at Treehouse Trails, that fantasy is now a reality. Featuring an enchanted, forest-like setting, kids can climb, camp, and burrow their way through this one-of-kind exhibit that’s among the Chicago Children’s Museum’s best.
The perfect exhibit for a Chicago museum, Skyline lets kids design and build their own real life structure using wooden struts, real tools, and authentic building gear. You can also take the Skyscraper Challenge, which lets participants record themselves at work while telling the story of what they accomplished!