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.
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Operating as usual

Happy #NationalMascotDay to our favorite mascot, Kit the Kite!
06/17/2021

Happy #NationalMascotDay to our favorite mascot, Kit the Kite!

Happy #NationalMascotDay to our favorite mascot, Kit the Kite!

Come learn about Nebulas and make some spin art with the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. We’ll have this activity in the ...
06/17/2021

Come learn about Nebulas and make some spin art with the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. We’ll have this activity in the art room until 1pm today and from 10:00-12:00 tomorrow.

Come learn about Nebulas and make some spin art with the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. We’ll have this activity in the art room until 1pm today and from 10:00-12:00 tomorrow.

We are expanding our Wee Ones Wednesday play session to include children 3 years old and younger. Wee Ones Wednesday tak...
06/16/2021

We are expanding our Wee Ones Wednesday play session to include children 3 years old and younger. Wee Ones Wednesday takes place from 8:30-9:30 am every Wednesday. It is a special time just for our littlest visitors to enjoy the museum in a more relaxed environment with children their age. It is also a great time for caregivers to connect...because sometimes it is just nice to talk together.

We are still utilizing our advanced ticketing for this play session to maintain a more relaxed environment. Get tickets here, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NjEw

We are expanding our Wee Ones Wednesday play session to include children 3 years old and younger. Wee Ones Wednesday takes place from 8:30-9:30 am every Wednesday. It is a special time just for our littlest visitors to enjoy the museum in a more relaxed environment with children their age. It is also a great time for caregivers to connect...because sometimes it is just nice to talk together.

We are still utilizing our advanced ticketing for this play session to maintain a more relaxed environment. Get tickets here, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NjEw

Self portraits in the art room today! @ Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
06/16/2021

Self portraits in the art room today! @ Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

Walk-in only tickets this week.
06/15/2021

Walk-in only tickets this week.

Walk-in only tickets this week.

Enter our fundraiser raffle at the front desk of the museum. $3 per ticket or 3 tickets for $7.
06/14/2021

Enter our fundraiser raffle at the front desk of the museum. $3 per ticket or 3 tickets for $7.

Enter our fundraiser raffle at the front desk of the museum. $3 per ticket or 3 tickets for $7.

So much going on today! We are open for play today from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Walk in and get tickets at the door!We have...
06/09/2021

So much going on today! We are open for play today from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Walk in and get tickets at the door!
We have a special Sensory Friendly Play Session from 4:00 to 6:00 pm . Advanced tickets are suggested for this session. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

After a day of play, treat yourself and support the Children's Museum at the same time by ordering supper from Chipotle at 6230 W 95th St. between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Show them this flyer.

So much going on today! We are open for play today from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Walk in and get tickets at the door!
We have a special Sensory Friendly Play Session from 4:00 to 6:00 pm . Advanced tickets are suggested for this session. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

After a day of play, treat yourself and support the Children's Museum at the same time by ordering supper from Chipotle at 6230 W 95th St. between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Show them this flyer.

Get tickets to our Sensory Friendly Play Session tomorrow afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Enjoy the museum without as much ...
06/08/2021

Get tickets to our Sensory Friendly Play Session tomorrow afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Enjoy the museum without as much noise and meet our friends from ace Therapies. Tickets are free for members this month and $7 for non-members. Get tickets at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

Get tickets to our Sensory Friendly Play Session tomorrow afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Enjoy the museum without as much noise and meet our friends from ace Therapies. Tickets are free for members this month and $7 for non-members. Get tickets at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTEyNTAx

It’s farm day for the chicks. They have grown quite big under the care of our team, volunteers and visitors. Now they ar...
06/08/2021

It’s farm day for the chicks. They have grown quite big under the care of our team, volunteers and visitors. Now they are headed back to @thechildrensfarm . If you’d like to see them continue to grow The Children’s Farm is now open to the public on weekends. They also have a ton of fun programs.

Don't cook this Wednesday! Help support the museum by getting burritos from Chipotle (6230 W 95th St).
06/07/2021

Don't cook this Wednesday! Help support the museum by getting burritos from Chipotle (6230 W 95th St).

Don't cook this Wednesday! Help support the museum by getting burritos from Chipotle (6230 W 95th St).

We are doing Walk-in tickets Tuesday through Friday. Advanced tickets are suggested for Saturday and Sunday. www.cmoakla...
06/07/2021

We are doing Walk-in tickets Tuesday through Friday. Advanced tickets are suggested for Saturday and Sunday. www.cmoaklawn.org

We are doing Walk-in tickets Tuesday through Friday. Advanced tickets are suggested for Saturday and Sunday. www.cmoaklawn.org

Join us for a Sensory Play Session with ace Therapies on June 9th from 4:00-6:00 pm! Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org.
06/02/2021

Join us for a Sensory Play Session with ace Therapies on June 9th from 4:00-6:00 pm! Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org.

Join us for a Sensory Play Session with ace Therapies on June 9th from 4:00-6:00 pm! Get tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org.

Tomorrow is Wee Ones Wednesday!  A special play time for our littlest visitors (2 and younger with their caregivers) fro...
06/01/2021

Tomorrow is Wee Ones Wednesday! A special play time for our littlest visitors (2 and younger with their caregivers) from 8:30-9:30 am. Play based learning happens at all ages. Here are some tips to engage babies and toddlers in math concepts at the museum. Tickets are still available for Wee Ones Wednesday at www.cmoaklawn.org.

Tomorrow is Wee Ones Wednesday! A special play time for our littlest visitors (2 and younger with their caregivers) from 8:30-9:30 am. Play based learning happens at all ages. Here are some tips to engage babies and toddlers in math concepts at the museum. Tickets are still available for Wee Ones Wednesday at www.cmoaklawn.org.

We are practicing measuring this week at the museum. Early learners can get hands on experience with the early concepts ...
06/01/2021

We are practicing measuring this week at the museum. Early learners can get hands on experience with the early concepts of measuring distance and weight through play using @nisenetwork Exploring Science Practices: Measure Up.

We are practicing measuring this week at the museum. Early learners can get hands on experience with the early concepts of measuring distance and weight through play using @nisenetwork Exploring Science Practices: Measure Up.

05/30/2021

A big museum THANK YOU to Anna, Renee, and Michelle for taking time after we closed today to troubleshoot our train exhibit, check all the wiring, give the components a deep cleaning and get it working!

05/27/2021

It is a perfect day for playing at the museum! All Walk-in tickets today. No need to pre-register.
Thurs. and Fri.
10am- 2:30 pm

Wee Ones Wednesday is tomorrow! This special play session for children 2 years old and under with their caregivers is li...
05/25/2021

Wee Ones Wednesday is tomorrow! This special play session for children 2 years old and under with their caregivers is limited in capacity to maintain a relaxed environment for our littlest visitors. Grab advanced tickets and join us from 8:30-9:30 am tomorrow. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NjEw

Wee Ones Wednesday is tomorrow! This special play session for children 2 years old and under with their caregivers is limited in capacity to maintain a relaxed environment for our littlest visitors. Grab advanced tickets and join us from 8:30-9:30 am tomorrow. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NjEw

We are taking Walk-in visits from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday through Friday this week!  Get advanced tickets for Saturd...
05/25/2021

We are taking Walk-in visits from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday through Friday this week! Get advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday. www.cmoaklawn.org

We are taking Walk-in visits from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday through Friday this week! Get advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday. www.cmoaklawn.org

Our next Sensory Friendly Play Session will take place on Wednesday, June 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Get advanced ticket...
05/22/2021

Our next Sensory Friendly Play Session will take place on Wednesday, June 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Get advanced tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org .

Our next Sensory Friendly Play Session will take place on Wednesday, June 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Get advanced tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org .

We are working toward a more open schedule with walk-ins available. Advanced tickets are only needed for the weekend nex...
05/22/2021

We are working toward a more open schedule with walk-ins available. Advanced tickets are only needed for the weekend next week. Walk-ins through the week. Get advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday at www.cmoaklawn.org .

We are working toward a more open schedule with walk-ins available. Advanced tickets are only needed for the weekend next week. Walk-ins through the week. Get advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday at www.cmoaklawn.org .

05/21/2021

You can purchase tickets in advance for today's afternoon session or buy walk-in tickets when you get here!
www.cmoaklawn.org

We are accepting walk-ins today! If you would like to guarantee your spot you can grab advanced tickets before coming in...
05/20/2021
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

We are accepting walk-ins today! If you would like to guarantee your spot you can grab advanced tickets before coming in at www.cmoaklawn.org

Update on Operations While the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is open, our office staff is currently on limited hours, some working just 2-3 days a week. If you do need to reach us, please call (708)...

Circle painting with paper rolls in the art room today. Great for mixing colors and working on patterns. Easy to do at h...
05/19/2021

Circle painting with paper rolls in the art room today. Great for mixing colors and working on patterns. Easy to do at home but if you want to avoid the mess we are doing all walk-in tickets today. Museum hours are 10am-3pm today.

Circle painting with paper rolls in the art room today. Great for mixing colors and working on patterns. Easy to do at home but if you want to avoid the mess we are doing all walk-in tickets today. Museum hours are 10am-3pm today.

05/18/2021

We are open for Walk-ins today!
Come play!
No need for an advanced ticket today or tomorrow.

Big News...Earth and Space exhibit is back open! Looking for something fun and educational to do this week?  Remember we...
05/17/2021

Big News...Earth and Space exhibit is back open! Looking for something fun and educational to do this week? Remember we are accepting Walk-In visits Tuesday and Wednesday (still grab advanced tickets for Wee Ones Wednesday so we can keep the environment more relaxed for the little ones) this week. The Museum hours will be 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For Thursday through Sunday, you can grab advanced tickets (limited walk in tickets on these days). www.cmoaklawn.org for advanced tickets.

Big News...Earth and Space exhibit is back open! Looking for something fun and educational to do this week? Remember we are accepting Walk-In visits Tuesday and Wednesday (still grab advanced tickets for Wee Ones Wednesday so we can keep the environment more relaxed for the little ones) this week. The Museum hours will be 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For Thursday through Sunday, you can grab advanced tickets (limited walk in tickets on these days). www.cmoaklawn.org for advanced tickets.

As Illinois moves into the "Bridge to Phase 5," we are making some adjustments along with this phase.  Under this phase,...
05/13/2021

As Illinois moves into the "Bridge to Phase 5," we are making some adjustments along with this phase. Under this phase, we are allowed to increase from 25% capacity to 60% capacity. We don't plan to jump right into 60% but we will start ramping up to that number.

Click on the link to learn more and be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter for updates.

https://conta.cc/3tED9vK

As Illinois moves into the "Bridge to Phase 5," we are making some adjustments along with this phase. Under this phase, we are allowed to increase from 25% capacity to 60% capacity. We don't plan to jump right into 60% but we will start ramping up to that number.

Click on the link to learn more and be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter for updates.

https://conta.cc/3tED9vK

Looking for a fun day out? We have tickets available for today! Get advanced tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org.  We are also ...
05/13/2021
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

Looking for a fun day out? We have tickets available for today! Get advanced tickets at www.cmoaklawn.org. We are also taking walk-ins this afternoon.

Update on Operations While the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is open, our office staff is currently on limited hours, some working just 2-3 days a week. If you do need to reach us, please call (708)...

Lots of painting going on this week at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn!
05/12/2021

Lots of painting going on this week at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn!

Lots of painting going on this week at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn!

Build-It is back open in a new way! We will be working on building paper playgrounds. This is a great opportunity to hav...
05/12/2021

Build-It is back open in a new way! We will be working on building paper playgrounds. This is a great opportunity to have fun designing a playground while working on paper sculpture methods. Practice the accordion fold or curling and tabbing. It is also a great opportunity to ask kids how you could make a playground more fun and accessible to everyone! #buildit #cmoaklawn

Build-It is back open in a new way! We will be working on building paper playgrounds. This is a great opportunity to have fun designing a playground while working on paper sculpture methods. Practice the accordion fold or curling and tabbing. It is also a great opportunity to ask kids how you could make a playground more fun and accessible to everyone! #buildit #cmoaklawn

We have fun for everyone tomorrow! 8:30 to 9:30 am - Wee Ones Wednesday (2 years and younger with their caregivers)10:00...
05/11/2021

We have fun for everyone tomorrow!
8:30 to 9:30 am - Wee Ones Wednesday (2 years and younger with their caregivers)
10:00 am to noon - General Admission Play Session
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Sensory Friendly Play Session sponsored by ace Therapies

All sessions required advanced tickets. Please visit www.cmoaklawn.org to purchase tickets!

We have fun for everyone tomorrow!
8:30 to 9:30 am - Wee Ones Wednesday (2 years and younger with their caregivers)
10:00 am to noon - General Admission Play Session
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Sensory Friendly Play Session sponsored by ace Therapies

All sessions required advanced tickets. Please visit www.cmoaklawn.org to purchase tickets!

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 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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