Chicago Children's Museum

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.

Operating as usual

07/11/2021

Under the Cloud Buster

While we gear up for another weekend, pass the time tinkering and storytelling with your little.  Kim, our tinkering ext...
07/05/2021

While we gear up for another weekend, pass the time tinkering and storytelling with your little. Kim, our tinkering extraordinaire, shares her Tinkering At-home activity to make the most of STEM, creativity, self-expression. The video link is in the bio.

While we gear up for another weekend, pass the time tinkering and storytelling with your little. Kim, our tinkering extraordinaire, shares her Tinkering At-home activity to make the most of STEM, creativity, self-expression. The video link is in the bio.

Hope the 4th of July is safe, happy, and filled with playful joy!  #happyfourth
07/04/2021

Hope the 4th of July is safe, happy, and filled with playful joy! #happyfourth

Hope the 4th of July is safe, happy, and filled with playful joy! #happyfourth

Play abounds today at the museum. It feels so good to welcome you all back!
07/03/2021

Play abounds today at the museum. It feels so good to welcome you all back!

Thank you to all who joined us for our grand re-opening after months and months of closure. Every corner of the museum w...
07/02/2021

Thank you to all who joined us for our grand re-opening after months and months of closure. Every corner of the museum was brought to life with children and their grown-ups! It was so good to welcome you all and we look forward to many more days of play together in the future. Get your advance tickets today.

Get your little's artistic muscles in shape with this Art Studio at-home activity presented by Liz, our lead art educato...
07/01/2021

Get your little's artistic muscles in shape with this Art Studio at-home activity presented by Liz, our lead art educator. Then join us for our grand reopening weekend beginning July 2nd for an in-person Art Studio experience. Video here: https://youtu.be/T4lzkHUT7M4

Get your little's artistic muscles in shape with this Art Studio at-home activity presented by Liz, our lead art educator. Then join us for our grand reopening weekend beginning July 2nd for an in-person Art Studio experience. Video here: https://youtu.be/T4lzkHUT7M4

The mix of fear and delight creates a day of adventurous play.  Reserve your tickets today for our grand opening weekend...
06/30/2021

The mix of fear and delight creates a day of adventurous play. Reserve your tickets today for our grand opening weekend beginning July 2nd at www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org.

The mix of fear and delight creates a day of adventurous play. Reserve your tickets today for our grand opening weekend beginning July 2nd at www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org.

Is it a physical science laboratory or race car tracks for kids?  BOTH!! Playful learning is how science theory comes al...
06/28/2021

Is it a physical science laboratory or race car tracks for kids? BOTH!! Playful learning is how science theory comes alive for littles.

Is it a physical science laboratory or race car tracks for kids? BOTH!! Playful learning is how science theory comes alive for littles.

06/27/2021
I Spy in Michael's Museum

Their curiosity and keen eye for the tiniest detail are what keeps the littles coming back to the Michael's Museum exhibit at Chicago Children's Museum.

How long do you think this little played in the firetruck? If you guessed a loooong time, you are right. How long will y...
06/26/2021

How long do you think this little played in the firetruck? If you guessed a loooong time, you are right. How long will your little satisfy their imagination in Play It Safe? Come on down to find out. The grand re-opening is July 2nd.

How long do you think this little played in the firetruck? If you guessed a loooong time, you are right. How long will your little satisfy their imagination in Play It Safe? Come on down to find out. The grand re-opening is July 2nd.

It's back!!  Zoom Room!  Come for the nostalgia or introduce your little to playing with cars CCM-style -- complete with...
06/20/2021

It's back!! Zoom Room! Come for the nostalgia or introduce your little to playing with cars CCM-style -- complete with tons of tracks, loops, and inevitable crashes! Book your visit today...Pre-opening events and grand opening reservations are available.

It's back!! Zoom Room! Come for the nostalgia or introduce your little to playing with cars CCM-style -- complete with tons of tracks, loops, and inevitable crashes! Book your visit today...Pre-opening events and grand opening reservations are available.

We are welcoming Members and our esteemed partners in education - educators, administrators, or staff - from early educa...
06/20/2021

We are welcoming Members and our esteemed partners in education - educators, administrators, or staff - from early education to college institutions for a weekend of play. Join us for a pre-opening appreciation of you and your families - Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27. Grand opening is Friday, July 2. https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/hours-tickets-and-faq-2021

We are welcoming Members and our esteemed partners in education - educators, administrators, or staff - from early education to college institutions for a weekend of play. Join us for a pre-opening appreciation of you and your families - Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27. Grand opening is Friday, July 2. https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/hours-tickets-and-faq-2021

It has been quite a year educators, administrators, and staff of early childhood to college institutions.  We want to sa...
06/19/2021

It has been quite a year educators, administrators, and staff of early childhood to college institutions. We want to say thank you with some play with your family. Enjoy free admission from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27. For details: https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/educationappreciation-2021

It has been quite a year educators, administrators, and staff of early childhood to college institutions. We want to say thank you with some play with your family. Enjoy free admission from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27. For details: https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/educationappreciation-2021

The Cradle is hosting a virtual panel to discuss Black Children and Mental Health. Therapists and parents are going to d...
06/18/2021

The Cradle is hosting a virtual panel to discuss Black Children and Mental Health. Therapists and parents are going to discuss the stigma that exists around mental health and why the rate of Black families seeking mental health care and treatment is much lower than White families. Click to register: https://mailchi.mp/cradle/bcmh2-395160

The Cradle is hosting a virtual panel to discuss Black Children and Mental Health. Therapists and parents are going to discuss the stigma that exists around mental health and why the rate of Black families seeking mental health care and treatment is much lower than White families. Click to register: https://mailchi.mp/cradle/bcmh2-395160

We are opening for play on July 2, 2021. We have missed you all. Check out our website for hours, ticket information and...
06/10/2021
Chicago Children's Museum

We are opening for play on July 2, 2021. We have missed you all. Check out our website for hours, ticket information and pre-opening events.

Is it a bus?  Is it a car?  It definitely is a kinetic sculpture that demonstrates simple machines. Whatever it is; we n...
06/09/2021

Is it a bus? Is it a car? It definitely is a kinetic sculpture that demonstrates simple machines. Whatever it is; we need your help naming it. Watch the short video on our website with your little; let the brainstorming begin and submit your suggestions.

Is it a bus? Is it a car? It definitely is a kinetic sculpture that demonstrates simple machines. Whatever it is; we need your help naming it. Watch the short video on our website with your little; let the brainstorming begin and submit your suggestions.

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

Even children played a role in the civil right movement.  Our friend, Birtukan, shares the story of Ruby Bridges.  Join ...
01/15/2021

Even children played a role in the civil right movement. Our friend, Birtukan, shares the story of Ruby Bridges. Join us on MLK Day for a virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11am CST. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wpgYTDW-RnGfcNOkcJ498w

Even children played a role in the civil right movement. Our friend, Birtukan, shares the story of Ruby Bridges. Join us on MLK Day for a virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11am CST. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wpgYTDW-RnGfcNOkcJ498w

Join us to celebrate MLK Day in CCM-style to learn how Dr. King used his words and actions to stand up against injustice...
01/15/2021

Join us to celebrate MLK Day in CCM-style to learn how Dr. King used his words and actions to stand up against injustice and help make the world fairer for all people. Register now for the virtual event on Monday, January 18, 2021 at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wpgYTDW-RnGfcNOkcJ498w.

Join us to celebrate MLK Day in CCM-style to learn how Dr. King used his words and actions to stand up against injustice and help make the world fairer for all people. Register now for the virtual event on Monday, January 18, 2021 at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wpgYTDW-RnGfcNOkcJ498w.

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700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
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CTA Buses #29 State St, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #124 Union/Wacker Express. CTA Train: Grand and State Red Line stop is exactly one mile from Navy Pier. Navy Pier Free Trolley.

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Sunday 10am - 6pm

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2021, ten years of Michael's Museum: A Curious Collection of Tiny Treasures at Chicago Children's Museum.
2021, ten year anniversary of Michael's Museum: A Curious Collection of tiny Treasures, a permanent exhibit at Chicago Children's Museum.
Will the museum be open the the first week of June?
Amazon Review: This book is an amazing educational tool for all children. This book taught me as well as my child many things about our community that I did not know. Delivers a beautiful message of the important of family, community, civic duty, and being educated on what is happening around you. The topics for writings discussions, websites to further research on topics open up a vast world of educational topics and discussions that are perfect for in the classroom and at home. I highly recommend this book and a family reading night. More info at www.judybaartopinka.org
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.