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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Mission: The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn’s mission is to positively impact a child's potential in life through play-based education.

Operating as usual

Have your joined the group to Support the Mission of CMOL! Win some stuff! yet? Join the group and get great chances to ...
01/05/2021

Have your joined the group to Support the Mission of CMOL! Win some stuff! yet? Join the group and get great chances to win amazing raffle items. The current raffle is for this very popular Melissa and Doug metal shopping cart (just like in the museum), play food and Kit the Kite plush with museum activity book. It is like a mini museum visit.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cmolfundraising

01/04/2021

Messy Monday: Fizzy Cloud Dough
Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and oil based food dye.

Let them play with the Cloud dough. When they are done with it, let them add vinegar. #messymonday #clouddough #playbasedlearning #cmoaklawn

01/02/2021
Kingdoms

Just because...pandas. Best with sound on.

This is one hungry panda (sound on for the CRUNCH 🔊)😍😍

@green.rabbit

01/02/2021
A perfect morning to get out and follow some tracks!
01/02/2021

A perfect morning to get out and follow some tracks!

Today is Noon Year!!!  Join the Children's Museums from around Illinois at 11:30 am for a Noon Year countdown.  Children...
12/31/2020

Today is Noon Year!!! Join the Children's Museums from around Illinois at 11:30 am for a Noon Year countdown. Children's Museum of Illinois and Children's Discovery Museum, Normal, IL have pulled together many children's museums from around the area to keep the noon year tradition going with musical guests, The Awesome Squad.

Click the link below at 11:30 am (CST) to join the party,
https://www.youtube.com/childrensdiscoverymuseumnormalil

Make your own at home balloon drop for when you watch our Virtual Noon Year's Eve countdown celebration!  What a cute a ...
12/29/2020
DIY Dollar Store Balloon Drop | Miss Mae's Days

Make your own at home balloon drop for when you watch our Virtual Noon Year's Eve countdown celebration! What a cute a simple way to bring our annual balloon drop right to your home. Remember to check our website or page on December 31st to get the link to a great Noon Year's Eve celebration from 11:30- NOON!

Create an awesome Balloon Drop in just 5 easy steps with Dollar Store supplies in minutes! Use this for New Year's Eve, birthday parties and celebrations!

You are invited to our Noon Year's Eve dance party!The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is joining over 10 other children's...
12/26/2020

You are invited to our Noon Year's Eve dance party!

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is joining over 10 other children's museums in Illinois and Indiana to continue the tradition of its Noon Year's Eve Countdown! Join us at 11:30am on December 31, 2020 to ring in the Noon Year and welcome 2021 at this free LIVE virtual event featuring The Awesome Squad.
You will find the free link on December 31st here on our website as well as on our page.
Noon Year's Kits are available for $5 each in the link below.
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA0NjM1

12/26/2020
Need to keep a little one busy while you get some things ready for the holidays? Stop by (Wednesday, December 23rd)and g...
12/23/2020

Need to keep a little one busy while you get some things ready for the holidays? Stop by (Wednesday, December 23rd)and grab a free busy bag from our little free library outside the museum until 12:30pm!

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is joining over 10 other children's museums in Illinois and Indiana to continue the tr...
12/23/2020
Noon Year's Eve Activity Kit

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is joining over 10 other children's museums in Illinois and Indiana to continue the tradition of its Noon Year's Eve Countdown! Join us at 11:30am on December 31, 2020 to ring in the Noon Year and welcome 2021 at this free LIVE virtual event featuring The Awesome Squad.

You will find the free link on December 31st here on our website as well as on our page.

Noon Year's Kits are available for $5 each in the link below.
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA0NjM1

Check out Noon Year's Eve Activity Kit by Children's Museum in Oak Lawn!

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's Gift Shop is open today (Saturday) and Sunday from 10:30-2:30! Its not too late to g...
12/19/2020

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's Gift Shop is open today (Saturday) and Sunday from 10:30-2:30! Its not too late to get educational toys for your favorite little ones.

Join us for a Noon Year's Eve celebration to say goodbye to 2020 and ring in 2021!  CMOL has teamed up with other childr...
12/17/2020

Join us for a Noon Year's Eve celebration to say goodbye to 2020 and ring in 2021! CMOL has teamed up with other children's museums in the area to provide a Noon Year's Eve dance party. The free live stream will be available on our website and social media pages on December 31st. The party will begin at 11:30 with entertainment provided by The Awesome Squad!
For more information or to sign up for a Noon Year Activity Kit visit https://www.cmoaklawn.org/noon-years-eve-2021.html

This Friday, a new item is going up on our fundraising page.  You could win a virtual visit with Santa scheduled for Mon...
12/14/2020

This Friday, a new item is going up on our fundraising page. You could win a virtual visit with Santa scheduled for Monday night 12/21/20! To learn more, click on the link and join the group. The "Live from the North Pole" item will go live for ticket sales starting on Friday morning (12/18) at 10:00am and tickets will be sold through Sunday at 1:00pm.

You can only purchase tickets through the CMOLfundraising page and be sure to click on the "..." on the upper right part of the page to manage your notifications so you get the alert when it goes live, as well as for when new items are added.

Step 1: Join the group
Step 2: Turn on post notifications
Step 3: Watch for the post to appear Friday morning with details
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cmolfundraising

We’ve got free winter busy bags available inside the museum gift shop today (while they last).  Stop by during gift shop...
12/13/2020

We’ve got free winter busy bags available inside the museum gift shop today (while they last). Stop by during gift shop hours (10:30-2:30) and pick one up for your little one. Also, today is the last day to buy a donation item from the gift shop to be donated to a local child this season.

Imagination!  Small world play provides endless opportunities to expand imaginative play.  In addition to acting out fan...
12/09/2020

Imagination! Small world play provides endless opportunities to expand imaginative play. In addition to acting out fantasy in a small scale you can add extra opportunity to use creativity by building a small world out of material that would otherwise be trash or recycling.

Small world play is a great opportunity for children to expand language skills and storytelling.  It allows them the con...
12/08/2020

Small world play is a great opportunity for children to expand language skills and storytelling. It allows them the control to manage their environment, making decisions and expanding their emotional development. Plus, it is a ton of fun.
Over the next few days we will share small world play ideas and benefits. Share the small worlds from your home with us as well. We love getting new ideas.

Come shop at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn Gift Shop this weekend! We are open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am to 2:...
12/05/2020

Come shop at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn Gift Shop this weekend! We are open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Support the museum and get your holiday shopping done. Can't make it in? Check out our online gift shop, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODQ3MzA=

12/03/2020
Front Door Field Trip

Thanks to our board member, Bill Egan, for fixing up our Little Free Library after it got damaged! It looks better than ever. Stop by before 2:30 pm today (Thursday, December 3rd) to pick up some fun winter crafts. Don't forget, our gift shop is open too!

We like our math lessons with a little bit of messy!
12/02/2020
Finger Paint Math | Crafts for Kids | PBS KIDS for Parents

We like our math lessons with a little bit of messy!

Combining math with art is a fun and simple way to play number games for preschoolers and kindergartners. Follow these easy steps to make your own finger paint. Then join your preschooler or kindergartner as you practice painting numbers and shapes.

12/01/2020

Want to help the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn this #GivingTuesday? Click the link to set up your own fundraiser! It is so easy.

Stop by the museum gift shop for your holiday shopping.  You can even do a good deed by buying and donating a toy for a ...
12/01/2020

Stop by the museum gift shop for your holiday shopping. You can even do a good deed by buying and donating a toy for a child in need. We will get your donation to an organization distributing to local families this season. #gooddeeds #givingtuesday #adventactivities

Today is #GivingTuesday !  You can support the Museum today by donating to our Museums for All initiative.  You can also...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday ! You can support the Museum today by donating to our Museums for All initiative. You can also create your own fundraiser benefiting the museum easily on Facebook.

Want more info on our Giving Tuesday campaign? Or want to donate?
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/OTQyNDU=

Museum Gift Shop is open 10:30-2:30 today! Stop by and support the museum.
11/29/2020

Museum Gift Shop is open 10:30-2:30 today! Stop by and support the museum.

Open today until 2:30!  Come out and #ShopSmall for your gifts.  Don't forget you toy donations.  You can buy toys here ...
11/28/2020

Open today until 2:30! Come out and #ShopSmall for your gifts. Don't forget you toy donations. You can buy toys here at our gift shop and we can take them to a local organization distributing toys to families in need this holiday season. Last day for 20% off!

Save the Date!  Giving Tuesday is December 1st.  2020 has brought a lot of challenges for families as well as the museum...
11/27/2020
Museums For All Overview

Save the Date! Giving Tuesday is December 1st. 2020 has brought a lot of challenges for families as well as the museum. This year, more than ever, we need programs like Museums for All at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn. Help us fund this amazing initiative at the museum this #GivingTuesday !

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Museums for All is a national program to make museums accessible for all visitors. Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3.0...

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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.

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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.

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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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One of the kiddos i found searching the tank😊🥰💪
#BusyBags are still available today between 10:30 and 2:30 p.m! Come and get some crafts!
Calling all new and interested girls...register today!
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As I am preparing to get school supplies for the new school year I came across these old supplies.. can you use these? Old crayons colored pencils and markers... what else can we recycle?
And the winner is ! #DuckRace 🐤