Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

Children's Museum in Oak Lawn For Hours and Directions, visit us at http://www.cmoaklawn.org The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Operating as usual

Experiment with shadows and storytelling in the multipurpose room this week!  Storytelling is a great activity to enjoy ...
10/20/2021

Experiment with shadows and storytelling in the multipurpose room this week! Storytelling is a great activity to enjoy together. It helps develop communication, creative thinking and problem solving skills. #storytelling #shadowpuppets #shadowpuppettheatre #halloweenfun #playbasedlearning

Experiment with shadows and storytelling in the multipurpose room this week! Storytelling is a great activity to enjoy together. It helps develop communication, creative thinking and problem solving skills. #storytelling #shadowpuppets #shadowpuppettheatre #halloweenfun #playbasedlearning

Excited for Wee Ones Wednesday this morning!
10/20/2021

Excited for Wee Ones Wednesday this morning!

Excited for Wee Ones Wednesday this morning!

We've got lots of fun Halloween events next week!Wee Ones Wednesday Halloween - October 20 / 8:30-9:30 amSensory Friendl...
10/13/2021

We've got lots of fun Halloween events next week!
Wee Ones Wednesday Halloween - October 20 / 8:30-9:30 am
Sensory Friendly Halloween - October 21st / 5:00-7:00 pm
Member Halloween Party - October 22nd / 6:00-8:00 pm

Advanced tickets required.
Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org

Show off your creative costume at our Sensory Friendly Halloween! Bring your family to enjoy a safe, indoor trick-or-tre...
10/12/2021

Show off your creative costume at our Sensory Friendly Halloween! Bring your family to enjoy a safe, indoor trick-or-treating "practice" and Halloween themed activities! Come explore the museum with lights and sounds turned down. Therapist from ace Therapies will be here to help families address trick-or-treating struggles. Caregivers can get advice and methods to overcome some of the obstacles associated with the holiday. This is a great time for children and their families to experience the museum and unite with others on a similar journey.
Register at www.cmoaklawn.org

Show off your creative costume at our Sensory Friendly Halloween! Bring your family to enjoy a safe, indoor trick-or-treating "practice" and Halloween themed activities! Come explore the museum with lights and sounds turned down. Therapist from ace Therapies will be here to help families address trick-or-treating struggles. Caregivers can get advice and methods to overcome some of the obstacles associated with the holiday. This is a great time for children and their families to experience the museum and unite with others on a similar journey.
Register at www.cmoaklawn.org

We have a youth volunteer orientation for teens 13-17 tomorrow at 4pm!  Sign up belowhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A...
10/11/2021
Youth Volunteer Orientation (Under 18 years of age)

We have a youth volunteer orientation for teens 13-17 tomorrow at 4pm! Sign up below
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F48AAAE2AA3FA7-volunteer

Where to start Please sign up for a youth volunteer orientation. You will need to fill out a volunteer application at orientation and have a guardian sign it before volunteering. After attending orientation and returning the application you will be able to volunteer at the museum during regular hour...

10/11/2021

Stop in for play-based learning on your day off! Open today from 10 am to 4 pm!

10/10/2021

We are open tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm. Make time to play!

Join us with your Wee One (0-3 yo) for a special Halloween Wee Ones Wednesday on October 20th from 8:30-9:30 am! Get tic...
10/10/2021

Join us with your Wee One (0-3 yo) for a special Halloween Wee Ones Wednesday on October 20th from 8:30-9:30 am! Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org

Join us with your Wee One (0-3 yo) for a special Halloween Wee Ones Wednesday on October 20th from 8:30-9:30 am! Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org

10/10/2021
10/10/2021

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn will be open this Monday (October 11th) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn and ace Therapies for a Sensory Friendly Trick-or-Treat!  It is a great time to m...
10/09/2021

Join the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn and ace Therapies for a Sensory Friendly Trick-or-Treat! It is a great time to meet other families and practice trick-or-treating skills before Halloween. Get tickets at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

Join the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn and ace Therapies for a Sensory Friendly Trick-or-Treat! It is a great time to meet other families and practice trick-or-treating skills before Halloween. Get tickets at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

Thank you to Gregory J Mentgen , the Demigods MC, Frosty Imaging , X's & O's Sports Lounge & Grill of Palos Heights and ...
10/06/2021

Thank you to Gregory J Mentgen , the Demigods MC, Frosty Imaging , X's & O's Sports Lounge & Grill of Palos Heights and Smilin' Clyde's Hot Dogs for a great event this past weekend and for supporting our mission to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play based education! Demigods MC and Frosty Imaging benefit show

Thank you to Gregory J Mentgen , the Demigods MC, Frosty Imaging , X's & O's Sports Lounge & Grill of Palos Heights and Smilin' Clyde's Hot Dogs for a great event this past weekend and for supporting our mission to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play based education! Demigods MC and Frosty Imaging benefit show

Members!  It's thrilling!  It's chilling!  It's nothing but fun! Sign up for the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's Member ...
10/06/2021

Members! It's thrilling! It's chilling! It's nothing but fun! Sign up for the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's Member Halloween Party on Friday, October 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm! Costumes encouraged!
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMxMjg1

Members! It's thrilling! It's chilling! It's nothing but fun! Sign up for the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's Member Halloween Party on Friday, October 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm! Costumes encouraged!
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMxMjg1

Join us for Wee Ones Wednesday this week  with your little one (3 years and under)! Advanced tickets are available at ww...
10/05/2021

Join us for Wee Ones Wednesday this week with your little one (3 years and under)! Advanced tickets are available at www.cmoaklawn.org

Join us for Wee Ones Wednesday this week with your little one (3 years and under)! Advanced tickets are available at www.cmoaklawn.org

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our non...
10/05/2021

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle. target.com/circle

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle. target.com/circle

Our new friend needs a name! Give us some ideas and we’ll have our visitors vote for their favorites!
10/05/2021

Our new friend needs a name! Give us some ideas and we’ll have our visitors vote for their favorites!

Our new friend needs a name! Give us some ideas and we’ll have our visitors vote for their favorites!

Beautiful day.  Come out, bring a car if you have one.  Enjoy some hot dogs from Smilin' Clyde's Hot Dogs and a big than...
10/02/2021

Beautiful day. Come out, bring a car if you have one. Enjoy some hot dogs from Smilin' Clyde's Hot Dogs and a big thank you to the Demigods.

10/02/2021
We will be hosting a youth volunteer orientation on October 12th from 4:00pm - 4:30 pm for anyone between 13 and 17 that...
10/01/2021
Youth Volunteer Orientation (Under 18 years of age)

We will be hosting a youth volunteer orientation on October 12th from 4:00pm - 4:30 pm for anyone between 13 and 17 that would like to volunteer for service hours at the museum. Sign up here, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F48AAAE2AA3FA7-volunteer

Where to start Please sign up for a youth volunteer orientation. You will need to fill out a volunteer application at orientation and have a guardian sign it before volunteering. After attending orientation and returning the application you will be able to volunteer at the museum during regular hour...

Show off your creative costume at our Sensory Friendly Halloween! Bring your family to enjoy a safe, indoor trick-or-tre...
09/30/2021

Show off your creative costume at our Sensory Friendly Halloween! Bring your family to enjoy a safe, indoor trick-or-treating "practice" and Halloween themed activities! Come explore the museum with lights and sounds turned down. Therapists from ace Therapies will be here to help families address trick-or-treating struggles. Caregivers can get advice and methods to overcome some of the obstacles associated with the holiday. This is a great time for children and their families to experience the museum and unite with others on a similar journey.

Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org

Show off your creative costume at our Sensory Friendly Halloween! Bring your family to enjoy a safe, indoor trick-or-treating "practice" and Halloween themed activities! Come explore the museum with lights and sounds turned down. Therapists from ace Therapies will be here to help families address trick-or-treating struggles. Caregivers can get advice and methods to overcome some of the obstacles associated with the holiday. This is a great time for children and their families to experience the museum and unite with others on a similar journey.

Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org

09/30/2021

We've got a new friend at the museum! Thanks to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and City of Lockport.

Music: www.bensound.com

Come play! We’ve got cars in the sandless table.
09/30/2021

Come play! We’ve got cars in the sandless table.

Come play! We’ve got cars in the sandless table.

Join us for story time tomorrow at 11am! We will also be sorting match box cars! A great chance to explore colors, numbe...
09/28/2021

Join us for story time tomorrow at 11am! We will also be sorting match box cars! A great chance to explore colors, numbers and introduce early graphing.

Join us for story time tomorrow at 11am! We will also be sorting match box cars! A great chance to explore colors, numbers and introduce early graphing.

To celebrate the fundraiser happening on Saturday (1pm at X’s and O’s) we are playing with cars and motorcycles all week...
09/27/2021

To celebrate the fundraiser happening on Saturday (1pm at X’s and O’s) we are playing with cars and motorcycles all week! Stop by tomorrow morning for painting with wheels in the art room! Thank you to the Demigods MC and @frosty_imaging for hosting the benefit parking lot party!

To celebrate the fundraiser happening on Saturday (1pm at X’s and O’s) we are playing with cars and motorcycles all week! Stop by tomorrow morning for painting with wheels in the art room! Thank you to the Demigods MC and @frosty_imaging for hosting the benefit parking lot party!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Children's Museum at the Luau fundraiser!  It was a fun filled and bea...
09/23/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Children's Museum at the Luau fundraiser! It was a fun filled and beautiful evening. A HUGE thank you to Christine Mayhew Swiderski for being an amazing friend to the museum. Chris not only planned this incredible event, she planned it twice (2020 and then the rescheduled event this past weekend). She dedicated so much time and talent to make this event happen. How lucky we are to have such supportive and dedicated people in our community making things better for all of us!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Children's Museum at the Luau fundraiser! It was a fun filled and beautiful evening. A HUGE thank you to Christine Mayhew Swiderski for being an amazing friend to the museum. Chris not only planned this incredible event, she planned it twice (2020 and then the rescheduled event this past weekend). She dedicated so much time and talent to make this event happen. How lucky we are to have such supportive and dedicated people in our community making things better for all of us!

09/22/2021

We still have tickets to tonight's Sensory Friendly Play Session! We are taking walk ins.
5pm-7pm

We will be having a Youth Volunteer Orientation today at 4pm.  If you are or know a teenager (13-17 years) who needs ser...
09/21/2021
Youth Volunteer Orientation (Under 18 years of age)

We will be having a Youth Volunteer Orientation today at 4pm. If you are or know a teenager (13-17 years) who needs service hours or would like to volunteer in the community have them come by the museum at 4:00 for an orientation. Students will receive an application at orientation. Once orientation is complete and the application has been submitted students will be able to volunteer during museum hours.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F48AAAE2AA3FA7-volunteer

Where to start Please sign up for a youth volunteer orientation. You will need to fill out a volunteer application at orientation and have a guardian sign it before volunteering. After attending orientation and returning the application you will be able to volunteer at the museum during regular hour...

Please Share!  Join us for a Sensory Friendly Night on September 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm at the Children's Museum in Oak L...
09/17/2021

Please Share! Join us for a Sensory Friendly Night on September 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn. This is a great chance to enjoy the museum in a more relaxed environment. This month ace Therapies is doing a session about navigating the IEP process. You can come to learn, play or do both! Get tickets at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

Please Share! Join us for a Sensory Friendly Night on September 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn. This is a great chance to enjoy the museum in a more relaxed environment. This month ace Therapies is doing a session about navigating the IEP process. You can come to learn, play or do both! Get tickets at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

Maintenance Week update: All new lights in the museum! It is so bright. All the colorful walls really pop!
09/15/2021

Maintenance Week update: All new lights in the museum! It is so bright. All the colorful walls really pop!

Maintenance Week update: All new lights in the museum! It is so bright. All the colorful walls really pop!

Just a few of the fun items you could win at the Luau fundraiser benefiting the Children's Museum!  Come enjoy a day of ...
09/14/2021

Just a few of the fun items you could win at the Luau fundraiser benefiting the Children's Museum! Come enjoy a day of island fun and support the museum. Tickets are still available, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjczNDI=

Luau Fundraiser
Saturday, September 18th
5pm - 9pm
DoubleTree in Alsip

It’s maintenance week!  Lots of stuff going on.  We will reopen Saturday morning at 10:00am.
09/14/2021

It’s maintenance week! Lots of stuff going on. We will reopen Saturday morning at 10:00am.

09/13/2021
Get tickets to a special Sensory Friendly time at the museum!  You can play at the museum in a more relaxed environment ...
09/13/2021

Get tickets to a special Sensory Friendly time at the museum! You can play at the museum in a more relaxed environment and have the opportunity to learn more about the IEP process from ace Therapies.

5pm-7pm Wednesday, September 22nd.

Discounted tickets available for $7 per person. Members are always free.

Reservation are recommended as we limit capacity for this event. Get tickets, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

Get tickets to a special Sensory Friendly time at the museum! You can play at the museum in a more relaxed environment and have the opportunity to learn more about the IEP process from ace Therapies.

5pm-7pm Wednesday, September 22nd.

Discounted tickets available for $7 per person. Members are always free.

Reservation are recommended as we limit capacity for this event. Get tickets, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

09/12/2021

Address

5100 Museum Dr
Oak Lawn, IL
60453

There is free parking on the 5th floor of the parking tower or you can arrive by train as we are on the Southwest Service Metra line.

General information

Every program and every exhibit at the Children's Museum is created with the Illinois Learning Standards at their core. These standards are the same standards that the Illinois Board of Education requires local school districts to use when developing local curriculum. This enables the Children's Museum to be a true extension of hands on learning.

Telephone

(708) 423-6709

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The museum carries a variety of fun, educational toys in our museum store.

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The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn provides "play while learning" experiences for children ages 1-12. From science to math, to careers to the arts, children will role play and try new things. No two visits are the same as children's interests change as they grow and develop.

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Calling all new and interested girls...register today!
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