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Location: 4740 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
The historic Dank-Haus is home to Dank Schule Chicago, a German language school for both children and adults.
The Haus hosts yearly events, including a Spring Festival and Oktoberfest...
Location: 57th St and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Science and Industry is an extremely cool place for kids.
Museum highlights include the Pioneer Zephyr 1933 train kids can pretend to ride; the Coal Mine, w...
Location: 1100 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL
The FireZone is an interactive environment, allowing a unique hands-on look into the world of firefighting. The FireZone features a firehouse theme with real firefighters, fire engines, educati...
Location: 1 S. 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL
Chicago publishing magnate Colonel Robert R. McCormick willed his 500-acre estate - named Cantigny in honor of the first American battle in World War I - as a public park and recreation area to the to...
Location: 700 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
There's more to do at the Chicago Children's Museum than can fit in one visit! Some favorite permanent exhibits include:
Dinosaur Expedition re-creates the site of the 1997 expe...
Location: 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Young visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago are often captivated by the museum before even entering the doors when they are greeted at the entrance by two large, endearing bronze lions! Insi...
Location: 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL
The DuPage Children's Museum has three floors made up of different exhibit neighborhoods - each one special in its own way. Each neighborhood is packed with exciting ways to explore art, math, ...
Location: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview NAS, IL
The Kohl Children's Museum has fun and interactive exhibits which reflect the varied learning styles of children ages birth through eight. It provides an atmosphere in which children are able t...
Location: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
Just beyond the entrance into Stanley Field Hall on the main floor of the Field Museum, come face to face with Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex
Location: 1N600 County Farm Rd, West Chicago, IL
Kline Creek Farm, sitting within the 1,102-acre Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in Winfield, is a living-history farm depicting farm life as it was on this site and hundreds of others like it in 1...
Location: 5100 W. Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, IL
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn has eight interactive exhibits, including a puppet theater, a market, a water table and periscopes.
Kids visiting the "Art Cart" can create their own kite a...
Location: 6445 W. North Avenue, Oak Park, IL
Wonder Works, a children's museum in Oak Park, features 6,400 square feet of fun and exploration for kids up to age ten.
Permanent exhibits include:
The Great Outdoors,...
Location: 210 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
Originally designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham and completed in 1925 by the Graham, Anderson, Probst and White Firm, Union Station's Great Hall is considered to be one of the greatest indoor sp...
Location: 225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL
The Evanston Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston history. The Society collects, preserves and
Location: 238 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL
The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago hosts a permanent collection of several hundred objects and the mini-dioramas from the Ling Long museum (formerly located in Chinatown) which depict historical s...