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Chicago Children's Museum Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. CCM's primary audience is children 0-10, as well as adults that support and influence kids' growth & development.
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05/17/2021
New Kinetic Sculpture

While closed, we have been working hard on creating new experiences for the day we can welcome you and your family to the museum again. Help us name our new kinetic sculpture. Visit our website to learn more about it and submit your family's ideas for the museum's new experience. https://rb.gy/enuqm0

Get artsy during a #Priceless Experience at Home self-portraiture virtual program courtesy of @Mastercard. Highlight the...
04/19/2021
Explore self-portraiture from home with Chicago Children's Museum - Chicago Childrens Museum

Get artsy during a #Priceless Experience at Home self-portraiture virtual program courtesy of @Mastercard. Highlight the characteristics that make each human unique with Chicago Children's Museum on May 2. The free event is exclusively for Mastercard holders. T&Cs apply. Quantities limited. Register here: https://mstr.cd/3wV83mr

Celebrate your uniqueness and create one-of-a-kind art as a family with a fun at-home activity

April 10 - KUKUZA FEST! Mark your calendars for an incredible lineup of Black Women in Family Music. Racial inequity cut...
04/05/2021

April 10 - KUKUZA FEST! Mark your calendars for an incredible lineup of Black Women in Family Music. Racial inequity cuts across all segments of our society, including kids’ music. #KukuzaFest is a virtual music fest that will amplify Black women in Family Music.

Sat, April 10, 3-5 pm ET / noon-2 pm PT - Broadcast from the @WEENationRadio page.
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Hosted by @joymarilie featuring performances by: @diviroxx @themagicjones @inezbmusic @snooknuk @kymberlystewartmusic and more!!
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Art by @Brothas_N_Sistas
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#kukuzafest #womenshistorymonth #kidsmusic #blackvoices #blackwomen #familymusic #musicfest #blackkidsmatter #blackvoicesmatter #blackartistsmatter #familyfun #weekendplans #kidthingstodo #childrensmusic #kindiemusic #kindiemusic #newmusic #savethedate #familyday #kidsmusicfest

April 10 - KUKUZA FEST! Mark your calendars for an incredible lineup of Black Women in Family Music. Racial inequity cuts across all segments of our society, including kids’ music. #KukuzaFest is a virtual music fest that will amplify Black women in Family Music.

Sat, April 10, 3-5 pm ET / noon-2 pm PT - Broadcast from the @WEENationRadio page.
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Hosted by @joymarilie featuring performances by: @diviroxx @themagicjones @inezbmusic @snooknuk @kymberlystewartmusic and more!!
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Art by @Brothas_N_Sistas
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#kukuzafest #womenshistorymonth #kidsmusic #blackvoices #blackwomen #familymusic #musicfest #blackkidsmatter #blackvoicesmatter #blackartistsmatter #familyfun #weekendplans #kidthingstodo #childrensmusic #kindiemusic #kindiemusic #newmusic #savethedate #familyday #kidsmusicfest

This is day two of Cardboard Creations.  So let's make a dwelling for your cardboard sidekick. Our tinkering expert, Kim...
03/31/2021

This is day two of Cardboard Creations. So let's make a dwelling for your cardboard sidekick. Our tinkering expert, Kim Koin will walk your little through building with the amazing material, cardboard! Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPoxnTH3Mq0

This is day two of Cardboard Creations. So let's make a dwelling for your cardboard sidekick. Our tinkering expert, Kim Koin will walk your little through building with the amazing material, cardboard! Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPoxnTH3Mq0

Recent events have highlighted the need to encourage dialogue to support Asian children living in America. Don’t miss th...
03/25/2021

Recent events have highlighted the need to encourage dialogue to support Asian children living in America. Don’t miss this honest and open conversation about the seldom talked about issues that affect Asian children. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-VrKblinTXmdnEu74ezy5g

Recent events have highlighted the need to encourage dialogue to support Asian children living in America. Don’t miss this honest and open conversation about the seldom talked about issues that affect Asian children. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-VrKblinTXmdnEu74ezy5g

Treat the family to a break at our curated play space in the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, complete with a Zoom Room...
03/16/2021

Treat the family to a break at our curated play space in the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, complete with a Zoom Room test track, giant building blocks, and a #playanywhere gift bag for fun in your room and at home. The package is available until May 31.
https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-chicago-aqua/deals/childrens-museum?cityCode=chicago-il-us&checkInDate=2021-03-16&checkOutDate=2021-03-17&adults%5B%5D=1&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=CHIMSM

Treat the family to a break at our curated play space in the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, complete with a Zoom Room test track, giant building blocks, and a #playanywhere gift bag for fun in your room and at home. The package is available until May 31.
https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-chicago-aqua/deals/childrens-museum?cityCode=chicago-il-us&checkInDate=2021-03-16&checkOutDate=2021-03-17&adults%5B%5D=1&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=CHIMSM

After nearly a year of COVID-19 topped with recent days of generous snowfall, we are all looking for some renewed energy...
02/17/2021

After nearly a year of COVID-19 topped with recent days of generous snowfall, we are all looking for some renewed energy. We have partnered with Parenting in Place, a weekly masterclass series for caregivers hosted by parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists who will share their best strategies to help families thrive in challenging times. Register today www.parentinginplacemasterclass.com

After nearly a year of COVID-19 topped with recent days of generous snowfall, we are all looking for some renewed energy. We have partnered with Parenting in Place, a weekly masterclass series for caregivers hosted by parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists who will share their best strategies to help families thrive in challenging times. Register today www.parentinginplacemasterclass.com

Making valentine cards is just one way to teach children empathy. Join us for a fun valentine-making virtual workshop on...
02/03/2021

Making valentine cards is just one way to teach children empathy. Join us for a fun valentine-making virtual workshop on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3pm CT brought to you by @Mastercard, #Priceless Experience at Home. Register for the free session here: https://mstr.cd/3s4q1R3. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. Restrictions apply. Quantities limited.

Making valentine cards is just one way to teach children empathy. Join us for a fun valentine-making virtual workshop on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3pm CT brought to you by @Mastercard, #Priceless Experience at Home. Register for the free session here: https://mstr.cd/3s4q1R3. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. Restrictions apply. Quantities limited.

Join us for a fun #ValentinesDay virtual workshop with our friends at @Mastercard on February 6 at 3 CT. During this fre...
01/22/2021
Make 3D Valentine's Day cards with Chicago Children's Museum - Chicago Childrens Museum

Join us for a fun #ValentinesDay virtual workshop with our friends at @Mastercard on February 6 at 3 CT. During this free #Priceless Experience at Home, you’ll learn to make 3D pop-up cards for loved ones with Kim Koin, director of CCM's Tinkering Lab and Art Studio! Learn more here: http://mstr.cd/3nLzrO8. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. Restrictions apply. Quantities limited.

Join CCM's Tinkering Lab and Art Studio for a free online workshop on fun pop-up cards for loved ones

Happy New Year! We cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store—and to reopen our doors to you and your littles.Today's #fl...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! We cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store—and to reopen our doors to you and your littles.

Today's #flashbackfriday comes from our kid-friendly NYE celebration: Noon Years Eve.

#playneverstops #newyear2021 #noonyearseve #happynewyear #2021goals #chicagonewyears #chicagokids #chicagoparents #chicagochildrensmuseum

It's #workoutwednesday! Get your kiddos involved this week with a (bundled up) neighborhood walk! And when you're finish...
12/30/2020

It's #workoutwednesday! Get your kiddos involved this week with a (bundled up) neighborhood walk! And when you're finished, check out our Neighborhood Blocks Recipe for Play—posted here and on our website.

#playneverstops #walkingwithkids #outdoorplay #activeplay #winterplay #parentingtips #chicagokids #chicagoparent #wednesdayvibes #recipesforplay

12/28/2020

Today's #mondaymood, brought to you by Tinkering At Home!

Ff you're interested in more ramp fun for you and your kiddos, check out our Build A Ramp activity video on our Parenting Playbook blog! And get excited for us to reopen next year with our fan-favorite exhibit: Zoom Room!

#playneverstops #buildaramp #mondayvibes #mondaymonday #mondaymorning #diyramp #matchboxcars #matchboxcarramp #athomefunforkids #stemactivitiesforkids #engineeringforkids

12/25/2020

Happy Holidays to you and yours! Today's #flashbackfriday takes us back to one of our all-time favorite CCM experiences: SNOW GLOBE DANCE PARTY!

We cannot wait to reopen and celebrate the winter months with you!

#playneverstops #snowglobedanceparty #indoorsnowglobe #childrensmuseums #holidays2020

Bring your kiddos into #workoutwednesday with a fun, valuable, OUTDOOR play activity! Check out Animal Tracks on our Par...
12/23/2020

Bring your kiddos into #workoutwednesday with a fun, valuable, OUTDOOR play activity! Check out Animal Tracks on our Parenting Playbook blog to learn how your littles can get outside, engage in active play, AND learn—all at the same time!

#playneverstops #animaltracking #outdoorplay #outdooractivitiesforkids #activeplay #activeplayforkids #animalactivitiesforkids #learnaboutanimals #learnaboutanimalsforkids #kidsandanimals #animaltrackingforkids #wednesdayvibes #wednesdaymotivation

12/21/2020

Today's #mondaymood: circles and circles and circles. Who do you indentify with in this clip: the kiddo or the pup? We're a little of both!

#playneverstops #mondayvibes #circlesandcirclesandcircles #groundhogday #pupsofinstagram #kiddosplaying #chicagokid #chicagoparents #parentingmemes #parentinglife #kidsrule #kidsanddogs #kidsanddogsofinstagram #mondaymonday #mondaymorning #mondaymotivation

12/18/2020
Flashback Friday: Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf: Friend or foe? Check out our #flashbackfriday Holiday video all about this parenting tool, then let us know what you think!

Do you use Elf on the Shelf? Does it work? Let us know!

#playneverstops #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf2020 #holidayparenting #holidayparentingtips

Join us for a holiday dough workshop we created in partnership with our friends at @Mastercard. During this #Priceless E...
12/17/2020

Join us for a holiday dough workshop we created in partnership with our friends at @Mastercard. During this #Priceless Experience at Home, you’ll learn how to make homemade play dough and discover how different cultures s use dough to create traditional treats. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders on Sunday, 12/20. Restrictions apply. Quantities limited. Register today https://mstr.cd/39BjlTK

Do you and your kiddos take part in #workoutwednesday? One of the most important ways of commiting to staying active—esp...
12/16/2020

Do you and your kiddos take part in #workoutwednesday? One of the most important ways of commiting to staying active—especially in winter—is to set goals. And setting goals isn't just motivating for grownups—your little ones benefit SO MUCH from goal setting!

Check out "Motivation, Perseverance, & Persistence: Helping Your Kiddos to Set Their Own Goals" on our Parenting Partner blog, and set some goals!

#playneverstops #wednesdaymotivation #wednesdayvibes #settinggoals #getmotivated #motivationforkids #goalsforkids #kidssettinggoals

Today's #mondaymood: MESSY. We're all juggling SO MUCH—it's bound to get a little messy. But, lucky for us, sometimes th...
12/14/2020

Today's #mondaymood: MESSY.

We're all juggling SO MUCH—it's bound to get a little messy. But, lucky for us, sometimes the best thing to do is to EMBRACE THE MESS—especially when it comes to play!

Check out our Embrace the Mess post on the Parenting Parnter blog for ways you and your littles can embrace the mess this week!

#playneverstops #embracethemess #messyrules #messisbest #play #playismessy #playismessybutfun #parentingtips #mondayvibes #parentinglife #chicagokids #chicagoparents

12/11/2020
Flashback Friday: Breath Painting

For today's #flashbackfriday, check out one of our most popular at-home art activities: Breath Painting! It's a fun and surprising way to inspire your kiddo's creativity!

#playneverstops #athomeartactivities #artactivitiesforkids #artactivitiesforchildren

Join us for a holiday dough workshop we created in partnership with our friends at @Mastercard. During this #Priceless E...
12/10/2020
Take a holiday dough workshop with Chicago Children's Museum - Chicago Childrens Museum

Join us for a holiday dough workshop we created in partnership with our friends at @Mastercard. During this #Priceless Experience at Home, you’ll learn how to make homemade play dough and discover how different cultures and generations use dough to create traditional treats. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. Restrictions apply. Quantities limited. https://mstr.cd/39BjlTK

Sculpt, cut, and shape play dough while learning how different world cultures create with dough

Since it's #workoutwednesday, why not throw some balls into the mix? Even the tiniest kiddos can play with balls, and th...
12/09/2020

Since it's #workoutwednesday, why not throw some balls into the mix? Even the tiniest kiddos can play with balls, and that play will help develop fine motor skills, trial-and-error, and spatial reasoning. Check out the Have a Ball activity in our Recipes for Play (link in bio), and get active!

#playneverstops #recipiesforplay #athomeactivitiesforkids #activeplay #indoorplay #indooractiveplay

PSA: Mister Rogers is super relevant to grownups too. #mondaymood #playneverstops #chicagochildrensmuseum #parentingmeme...
12/07/2020

PSA: Mister Rogers is super relevant to grownups too. #mondaymood

#playneverstops #chicagochildrensmuseum #parentingmemes #misterrogers #misterrogersmemes #misterrogersmeme #mondayvibes

12/04/2020
Flashback Friday: Cereal Box Guitars

Today's #flashbackfriday features an awesome indoor activity for you and your littles: Cereal Box Guitars. Give it a try this weekend and let us know what you made!

#playneverstops #diymusic #diymusicalinstrument #artactivitiesforkids #athomeactivitiesforkids #makeaguitar #guitarforkids

It's #workoutwednesday! It's also already #december, when active play becomes more important than ever since we're stuck...
12/02/2020

It's #workoutwednesday! It's also already #december, when active play becomes more important than ever since we're stuck inside. Have you checked out our two-person adaptation of the classic four-square game? Check out TWO-SQUARE TO THE RESCUE on our Parenting Playbook blog!

#playneverstops #activeplay #outdoorplay #winteroutdooractivity #foursquare

12/01/2020
Support CCM on #GivingTuesday

Jason Coleman of Project Syncere shares how #PlayNeverStops because when you tinker, the possibilities are endless. Chicago Children’s Museum equips parents, teachers, and caregivers with the tools to allow kids to be kids through play-based learning. Your #GivingTuesday gift today will help secure our reopening this spring and ensure that #PlayNeverStops. First 100 donors of $100 or more receive a special #GivingTuesday gift box! www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/make-a-gift

Heading back to work and Real Life after the long holiday weekend has our #mondaymood like#playneverstops #mondayvibes #...
11/30/2020

Heading back to work and Real Life after the long holiday weekend has our #mondaymood like

#playneverstops #mondayvibes #backtolifebacktoreality #postthanksgivingreset

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So, when are we going to talk about refunds for families who bought a year's membership in mid-March of this year?
Check out Michael's Museum: A Curious Collection of Tiny Treasures on facebook for a daily virtual tour of this permanent exhibit at Chicago Children'e Museum
Thank you for your generous donation to CAAELchella 2020! We really appreciate the CAAEL support!
Best museum ❤️
FYI: some guy stole my phone from a chair at the fluff-ball launcher exhibit at around 1:15pm on Friday, Mar 29. I got it back because a Good Samaritan saw him do it and we confronted him. Phone was off and in his pocket. Make sure you watch your stuff 😳
Amanda Sumner
What number can I call to get an actual human on the phone? I’ve called the mainline several times. But just keep getting sent to various voicemails.
SIS Research is currently conducting a toys study for children and parents. If you qualify, there will be an in-person interview which will take about 55 minutes. The compensation is $100. We would like to see if you are a match for this study. Please take the pre-screener to qualify: https://www.sisinternational.com/compensated-interviews-for-parents-and-children-in-chicago-100-compensation/ #chicago #toys #children #parents #fun
When was the info about the Labor Day closure added???? Made the trip here for the children’s museum! When I checked your FB site a few days ago there was no notice! 😠
Do you know who I would contact regarding Children on the Fly at O'Hare? I'd like to bring in a group of volunteers to clean up/fix up the exhibit. We've been visiting for more than a decade and have noticed that it has really fallen into disrepair, especially in the past few years. I'd love to bring it back to its original state.