Wonder Works, A Children's Museum in Oak Park

Wonder Works, A Children's Museum in Oak Park Wonder Works Children's Museum is OPEN for Play! Play sessions are walk-in only. Imagination, Einstein once said, is more important than knowledge.

Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun, a place of creative play for kids birth to age eight. Located in Oak Park, Illinois at 6445 West North Avenue, the children's museum helps kids, their parents and caregivers unleash their imaginations through art, performance, design, building and more. Wonder Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and generates about 50 percent of its annual operating budget fro

Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun, a place of creative play for kids birth to age eight. Located in Oak Park, Illinois at 6445 West North Avenue, the children's museum helps kids, their parents and caregivers unleash their imaginations through art, performance, design, building and more. Wonder Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and generates about 50 percent of its annual operating budget fro

Operating as usual

These ambitious builders brought their own blueprints and are hard at work building our biggest fort yet!   Come join us...
10/09/2021

These ambitious builders brought their own blueprints and are hard at work building our biggest fort yet! Come join us for building fun! This weekend only!

📦 Box Works at Wonder Works! 📦
Saturday, October 9th from 10-12PM, 1-3PM & 4-6PM
Sunday, October 10th from 10-12PM, 1-3PM & 4-6PM
Monday, October 11th from 10-12PM, 1-3PM & 4-6PM

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/ (No regular play session scheduled)

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These ambitious builders brought their own blueprints and are hard at work building our biggest fort yet! Come join us for building fun! This weekend only!

📦 Box Works at Wonder Works! 📦
Saturday, October 9th from 10-12PM, 1-3PM & 4-6PM
Sunday, October 10th from 10-12PM, 1-3PM & 4-6PM
Monday, October 11th from 10-12PM, 1-3PM & 4-6PM

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/ (No regular play session scheduled)

#boxworksatwonderworks #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #STEM #STEAM #childrensmuseum #fortbuilding #boxfort #makerspace #build #chicagochildren #chicagoparent #chicagosuburb #playandlearn

🌧 A Rainy Day is a PERFECT day for building forts at 📦Box Works 📦!  Our next play session is TODAY from 1-3PM.  Book you...
10/07/2021

🌧 A Rainy Day is a PERFECT day for building forts at 📦Box Works 📦! Our next play session is TODAY from 1-3PM. Book your tickets online or purchase at the door. (No regular play session scheduled).

Box Works at Wonder Works - Thursday October 7th to Monday, October 11th (psst- no school on Monday). https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/

#boxworksatwonderworks #boxworks #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #STEAM #STEM #boxfort #fort #discover #makerspace #oakpark #oakparkil #riverforest #childrensmuseum #museum #weekendplans #sharechicagoparent #chicago #parenting

🌧 A Rainy Day is a PERFECT day for building forts at 📦Box Works 📦! Our next play session is TODAY from 1-3PM. Book your tickets online or purchase at the door. (No regular play session scheduled).

Box Works at Wonder Works - Thursday October 7th to Monday, October 11th (psst- no school on Monday). https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/

#boxworksatwonderworks #boxworks #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #STEAM #STEM #boxfort #fort #discover #makerspace #oakpark #oakparkil #riverforest #childrensmuseum #museum #weekendplans #sharechicagoparent #chicago #parenting

10/02/2021

Wonder Works staff members just picked up tons of refrigerator boxes from Abt Electronics for our upcoming Box Works program! Get your tickets today! https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/

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📦 📦📦📦📦Giant 🎃 boxes are arriving at Wonder Works JUST in time for Box Works next weekend!  Let the fort-building begin! ...
10/02/2021

📦 📦📦📦📦
Giant 🎃 boxes are arriving at Wonder Works JUST in time for Box Works next weekend! Let the fort-building begin! For more info, click on the link below:

https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/

#boxworksatwonderworks #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #childrensmuseum #oakpark #oakparkil #riverforest #chicagoparent #specialevent #fort #makedo #playandlearn #chicagosurburbs #STEAM #stem #makersapace #cardboardengineering #cardboardcreations #boxfort

📦 📦📦📦📦
Giant 🎃 boxes are arriving at Wonder Works JUST in time for Box Works next weekend! Let the fort-building begin! For more info, click on the link below:

https://wonder-works.org/2021-box-works/

#boxworksatwonderworks #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #childrensmuseum #oakpark #oakparkil #riverforest #chicagoparent #specialevent #fort #makedo #playandlearn #chicagosurburbs #STEAM #stem #makersapace #cardboardengineering #cardboardcreations #boxfort

🎟️Enter to win a 7-Night Luxury Stay in Mexico!  Or tickets to the Blackhawks opening night game or $500 gift card to Oa...
09/29/2021

🎟️Enter to win a 7-Night Luxury Stay in Mexico! Or tickets to the Blackhawks opening night game or $500 gift card to Oak Park Jewelers! 🎟️ Tickets are 1 for $25, 5 for $100, or 13 for $200
https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic#raffle

#sunshineclassic #sunshineclassic2021 #whywonderworks #winatriptomexico #vacation #raffle #supportlocal #childrensmuseum #oakparkil #oakpark #riverforest #wonderworksop #playandlearn #earlychildhooddevelopment #chicago #chicagosuburb

🎟️Enter to win a 7-Night Luxury Stay in Mexico! Or tickets to the Blackhawks opening night game or $500 gift card to Oak Park Jewelers! 🎟️ Tickets are 1 for $25, 5 for $100, or 13 for $200
https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic#raffle

#sunshineclassic #sunshineclassic2021 #whywonderworks #winatriptomexico #vacation #raffle #supportlocal #childrensmuseum #oakparkil #oakpark #riverforest #wonderworksop #playandlearn #earlychildhooddevelopment #chicago #chicagosuburb

So many wonderful golfers have joined us today to support Wonder Works at the annual Sunshine Classic Golf Outing. The a...
09/29/2021

So many wonderful golfers have joined us today to support Wonder Works at the annual Sunshine Classic Golf Outing.

The auction & raffle are still open! Hurry and place your bids. https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic

#sunshineclassic #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #golf #golfouting #supportlocal #auction #raffle #childrensmuseum #playandlearn #oakpark #oakparikil #chicago

So many wonderful golfers have joined us today to support Wonder Works at the annual Sunshine Classic Golf Outing.

The auction & raffle are still open! Hurry and place your bids. https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic

#sunshineclassic #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #golf #golfouting #supportlocal #auction #raffle #childrensmuseum #playandlearn #oakpark #oakparikil #chicago

☀️ Elton John, Genesis, Backyard Glamping, Chicago Anniversary Package and more!  Don't miss out!☀️Place your bids now! ...
09/29/2021

☀️ Elton John, Genesis, Backyard Glamping, Chicago Anniversary Package and more! Don't miss out!☀️

Place your bids now! The 2021 Sunshine Classic Auction ends today! https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic#auction

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⛳The Sunshine Classic Golf Outing and Fundraiser is THIS Wednesday! We can't wait to see everyone on the course!⛳Huge th...
09/27/2021

⛳The Sunshine Classic Golf Outing and Fundraiser is THIS Wednesday! We can't wait to see everyone on the course!⛳

Huge thank you to our incredible sponsors for your support of Wonder Works Children's Museum.

Aria Group Architects, Inc. The Phelps-Hanson Kardosh Group Lakeland Title Company IG US Oak Park Jewelers Nery & Richardson LLC SunStar Dental IMC Trading Oak Park Pediatrics Elizabeth August & Ryan Parks Real Estate Brad Sutter State Farm Battistoni Beam Polivka Orthodontics Downtown Oak Park Ice Miller LLP Maya Del Sol MILBURN LLC Senate President Don Harmon REMAX In The Village Oak Park Bank Neal Ge**er and Eisenberg Ponzio Dental Old Second National Bank The David Frank Law Group, The Law Office of Anna Shilov Sterk and Board Members Sara Yount and Julie Fleisch.

⛳The Sunshine Classic Golf Outing and Fundraiser is THIS Wednesday! We can't wait to see everyone on the course!⛳

Huge thank you to our incredible sponsors for your support of Wonder Works Children's Museum.

Aria Group Architects, Inc. The Phelps-Hanson Kardosh Group Lakeland Title Company IG US Oak Park Jewelers Nery & Richardson LLC SunStar Dental IMC Trading Oak Park Pediatrics Elizabeth August & Ryan Parks Real Estate Brad Sutter State Farm Battistoni Beam Polivka Orthodontics Downtown Oak Park Ice Miller LLP Maya Del Sol MILBURN LLC Senate President Don Harmon REMAX In The Village Oak Park Bank Neal Ge**er and Eisenberg Ponzio Dental Old Second National Bank The David Frank Law Group, The Law Office of Anna Shilov Sterk and Board Members Sara Yount and Julie Fleisch.

Check out the Sunshine Classic Raffle and Auction! Wonder Works is a museum where everyone is welcome to play, the Sunsh...
09/21/2021

Check out the Sunshine Classic Raffle and Auction! Wonder Works is a museum where everyone is welcome to play, the Sunshine Classic has an Auction and Raffle where everyone is welcome to play too.

https://conta.cc/3AzFpIX

Check out the Sunshine Classic Raffle and Auction! Wonder Works is a museum where everyone is welcome to play, the Sunshine Classic has an Auction and Raffle where everyone is welcome to play too.

https://conta.cc/3AzFpIX

⛳ Last Chance to Purchase Tickets! ⛳Join us at Maple Meadows Golf Course on Wednesday, September 29th for the Sunshine C...
09/21/2021

⛳ Last Chance to Purchase Tickets! ⛳

Join us at Maple Meadows Golf Course on Wednesday, September 29th for the Sunshine Classic, an annual golf outing & fundraiser to support Wonder Works Children's Museum.

https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic

#whywonderworks #wonderworkop #golfouting #fundraiser #noprofit #donate #community #giveback #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #riverforest

⛳ Last Chance to Purchase Tickets! ⛳

Join us at Maple Meadows Golf Course on Wednesday, September 29th for the Sunshine Classic, an annual golf outing & fundraiser to support Wonder Works Children's Museum.

https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic

#whywonderworks #wonderworkop #golfouting #fundraiser #noprofit #donate #community #giveback #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #riverforest

Read our September Newsletter!
09/08/2021

Read our September Newsletter!

⚒️Happy Labor Day! ⚒️-----------------------This is just a reminder that Wonder Works Children's Museum is closed today ...
09/06/2021

⚒️Happy Labor Day! ⚒️
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This is just a reminder that Wonder Works Children's Museum is closed today in observation of the holiday.
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#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #laborday #holiday #celebrate #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #chicagosuburb

⚒️Happy Labor Day! ⚒️
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This is just a reminder that Wonder Works Children's Museum is closed today in observation of the holiday.
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#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #laborday #holiday #celebrate #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #chicagosuburb

🐿️ Dig Right In - It's Acorn Season 🐿️ Our toddler sensory table in outdoor nature play space is filled with acorns.  Ca...
09/02/2021

🐿️ Dig Right In - It's Acorn Season 🐿️

Our toddler sensory table in outdoor nature play space is filled with acorns. Can you believe all of these acorns came from only TWO backyard trees? Loose parts like acorns encourage children to become nature explorers as they touch, scoop, pour, and even smash the acorns.

Visit us today! We are open from 10-12PM and 1-3PM. Advanced reservations are no longer required. Mask requirements, enhanced cleaning protocols and limited capacity play sessions are still in effect.

#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #natureplay #sensoryplay #looseparts #discover #explore #investigate #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #riverforestil #riverforest #forestpark #elmwoodpark #chicagoparent #chicagosuburbs #playandlearn

🐿️ Dig Right In - It's Acorn Season 🐿️

Our toddler sensory table in outdoor nature play space is filled with acorns. Can you believe all of these acorns came from only TWO backyard trees? Loose parts like acorns encourage children to become nature explorers as they touch, scoop, pour, and even smash the acorns.

Visit us today! We are open from 10-12PM and 1-3PM. Advanced reservations are no longer required. Mask requirements, enhanced cleaning protocols and limited capacity play sessions are still in effect.

#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #natureplay #sensoryplay #looseparts #discover #explore #investigate #oakparkil #oakparkillinois #riverforestil #riverforest #forestpark #elmwoodpark #chicagoparent #chicagosuburbs #playandlearn

☀️Visiting Wonder Works just got easier! ☀️ -------------Stop by and play any time during our play session hours!  Advan...
08/24/2021

☀️Visiting Wonder Works just got easier! ☀️
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Stop by and play any time during our play session hours! Advanced online registration is NO LONGER NEEDED. Play sessions will still operate at the current limited capacity. Give us a call at 708-383-4815 to check if we are full. Masks (2 years old and up) & socks are required for all guests!
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Museum Hours:
Mon: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Tues: Closed to the public
Wed: Closed to the public
Thurs: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Fri: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Sat: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Sun: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM

#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #childrensmuseum #museum #oakparkil #oakpark #riverforest #forestparkil #chicagosuburb #chicagoparent #backtoschool #summer #playandlearn #discover #create #newhours #familyadventure #explore #creativeplay #chicagoishmoms #enjoyillinois #explorechicago #earlychildhooddevelopment

☀️Visiting Wonder Works just got easier! ☀️
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Stop by and play any time during our play session hours! Advanced online registration is NO LONGER NEEDED. Play sessions will still operate at the current limited capacity. Give us a call at 708-383-4815 to check if we are full. Masks (2 years old and up) & socks are required for all guests!
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Museum Hours:
Mon: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Tues: Closed to the public
Wed: Closed to the public
Thurs: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Fri: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Sat: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM
Sun: 10AM-12PM & 1PM to 3PM

#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #childrensmuseum #museum #oakparkil #oakpark #riverforest #forestparkil #chicagosuburb #chicagoparent #backtoschool #summer #playandlearn #discover #create #newhours #familyadventure #explore #creativeplay #chicagoishmoms #enjoyillinois #explorechicago #earlychildhooddevelopment

☀️⛳ SWING away to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum! ⛳☀️Join us FORE the 2021 Sunshine Classic:  a fun-filled day o...
08/11/2021

☀️⛳ SWING away to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum! ⛳☀️

Join us FORE the 2021 Sunshine Classic: a fun-filled day of golf, games, prizes, dinner and drinks on Wednesday, September 29th at Maple Meadows Golf Course Interested in CHIPPING in? Consider one of our many sponsorship levels available.
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Visit https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic for event details, sponsorship opportunities and to reserve your spot today!

☀️⛳ SWING away to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum! ⛳☀️

Join us FORE the 2021 Sunshine Classic: a fun-filled day of golf, games, prizes, dinner and drinks on Wednesday, September 29th at Maple Meadows Golf Course Interested in CHIPPING in? Consider one of our many sponsorship levels available.
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Visit https://www.accelevents.com/e/sunshineclassic for event details, sponsorship opportunities and to reserve your spot today!

Join in on the fun at the 2021 Sunshine Classic!An annual golf outing to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum.1 pm sho...
08/09/2021

Join in on the fun at the 2021 Sunshine Classic!
An annual golf outing to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum.
1 pm shotgun start on Wednesday, September 29 at Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale IL.

https://conta.cc/37xuLW8

Join in on the fun at the 2021 Sunshine Classic!
An annual golf outing to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum.
1 pm shotgun start on Wednesday, September 29 at Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale IL.

https://conta.cc/37xuLW8

☀️New Afternoon Museum Hours! ☀️Come visit Wonder Works during our afternoon play sessions from 1-3PM.  Come in and enjo...
08/05/2021

☀️New Afternoon Museum Hours! ☀️
Come visit Wonder Works during our afternoon play sessions from 1-3PM. Come in and enjoy our smaller groups sizes and fun pop-up programs during the afternoon sessions.
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Wonder Works is still operating at limited capacity and continues to require visitors to wear masks (ages 2 and older).

#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #oakparkil #oakpark #riverforest #playandlearn #summerfun #chicagoparent #chicagosuburbs #childrensmuseum

☀️New Afternoon Museum Hours! ☀️
Come visit Wonder Works during our afternoon play sessions from 1-3PM. Come in and enjoy our smaller groups sizes and fun pop-up programs during the afternoon sessions.
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Wonder Works is still operating at limited capacity and continues to require visitors to wear masks (ages 2 and older).

#whywonderworks #wonderworksop #oakparkil #oakpark #riverforest #playandlearn #summerfun #chicagoparent #chicagosuburbs #childrensmuseum

☀️ Come visit us this afternoon from 1-3PM.  Play session spots are still available ! ☀️ #playandlearn #whywonderworks #...
08/01/2021

☀️ Come visit us this afternoon from 1-3PM. Play session spots are still available ! ☀️

#playandlearn #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #oakparkil #oakpark #childrensmuseum #chicago #chicagosuburb #discovery

☀️ Come visit us this afternoon from 1-3PM. Play session spots are still available ! ☀️

#playandlearn #whywonderworks #wonderworksop #oakparkil #oakpark #childrensmuseum #chicago #chicagosuburb #discovery

📣SAVE-THE-DATE 📣------------------------------------☀️⛳Sunshine Classic⛳ ☀️An annual golf outing to benefit Wonder Works...
07/21/2021

📣SAVE-THE-DATE 📣
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☀️⛳Sunshine Classic⛳ ☀️
An annual golf outing to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum. Wednesday, September 29th at Maple Meadows Golf Course. More details to follow!

📣SAVE-THE-DATE 📣
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☀️⛳Sunshine Classic⛳ ☀️
An annual golf outing to benefit Wonder Works Children's Museum. Wednesday, September 29th at Maple Meadows Golf Course. More details to follow!

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6445 W North Ave
Oak Park, IL
60302

CTA Bus 72

General information

Open Wednesday through Monday, Wonder Works is a place of wonder, where kids learn through creative play. Guests can visit for $7 per person; memberships are available. Wonder Works is a shoe free facility, everyone is required to wear socks.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
Friday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm

Telephone

(708) 383-4815

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Thank you so much for your generous donation to CAAELchella 2020! We are so grateful for your CAAEL support each year! ♥️
#WonderWorks Team and Board - thank you for the best Trivia night! Mike and I have been honored to be your emcee's and trivia writers for 8 years....thank you for the gift... YOU GUYS are AMAZING! Keep up the fantastic work of Changing lives through Creative Play!
Are you guys open today?
Frosting houses in pajamas!
Learning Oak/Mi Escuela Save the Date! A Day in Our Village Sunday, June 3rd from 1 to 5pm Visit Wonder Works, Collaboration for Early Childhood and Learning Oak tables at Rhem Park Stop by our table to meet Early Childhood Director, Miss Maria Nicosia to learn more about our new center opening next September Early Childhood Development Center www.learningoak.com More information about the event is available at http://www.pdop.org/events/day-in-our-village
My grandson mesmerized with dry ice ,bubble experiment
Loved the dry ice experiment !
My grandson went on a field trip, loved it!