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Kohl Childrens Museum of Greater Chicago Glenview

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Kohl Childrens Museum of Greater Chicago
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview
Glenview
IL
60026
Tel: 847-832-6600

Where are we going today?

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago is the only museum in the Chicago area that exclusively provides exhibits and programming for children ages birth to 8. All 17 permanent exhibits are hands-on and interactive.





Children are invited to shop in the child-sized Dominick's grocery store, find their way through the Discovery Maze, cure stuffed animals in the Pet Vet, make sandwiches in the play Potbelly Cafe, dance and sing in Music Makers, and make a splash in Water Works. There are also four infant areas that provide sensory experiences for children up to 18 months old. Our Adventures in Art studio is designed to provide inspiration for children to explore their inner creativity with programs that change twice a month. Daily Discoveries, led by Museum staff, provide children with opportunities to learn about math, science and social studies.





The Museum features 200 free parking spots, a cafe and store, and is fully accessible to all children, with any level of physical or cognitive ability.


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When can we go?

Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. June - August) Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.

The Museum is open each day of the year except New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christma

Any Top Tips?

Visit on pleasant sunny days for lightest crowds. Rainy, cold, or muggy days mean heavier traffic..

Need a little extra help?

We think it's important that the Museum be equally available to guests with any level of physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive challenge. All public areas are 100% ADA-compliant. The facility and all exhibits have been designed using the principles of universal design, which go beyond accessibility with an approach that uses multi-sensory experiences as educational tools. These experiences allow all guests with any level of physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive ability to experience the Museum and its offerings..

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    My three year old knows all the toddler hot spots and this one happens to be her favorite. She has been probably four times and every time has been great. The exhibits are engaging and fun. It's clean and spacious. We save the water play for last and bring a change of clothes. The Cosi dining room is great also and accomodates to peanut allergies; which is a big plus for us.

    It does get crowded and then we have that awkward parenting moment when you border on push your way in to get your turn or wait politely until that rude kid lets you in. Definitely...Read More

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    A great children's museum and a fantastic alternative to the Navy Pier museum. We recently went with my family and my brother's family with kids ranging from 2 to 7. All had a great time, as did we the parents running after them. There are both indoor and outdoor activities that the kids can enjoy. They particularly seemed to stay longer at the music and water areas (not unusual, I guess.) We'll be taking the kids back.

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    I took my little sisters here a while ago and they loved it. The exhibits are hands on, kid friendly and lots of fun! They loved the little Dominicks store and the medical clinic (they had a chance to care for babies). I recommend this place for small children. They will have a great time. They also have lockers (I think the lockers were $0.25) and a cafe.

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    My family and some of our friends went to this museum over the holiday weekend. While there were many things to do, it didn't seem to teach the kids much. The water area was fantastic and it all was very entertaining but not very educational. It was just marginally educational, which would have been fine had the prices not been so outrageous. For me, my husband, and a child UNDER 2, it was 29 dollars. We also didn't eat there because of the high prices. The employees were not very helpful or overly friendly, most of them just floated around....Read More

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    Overpriced And over crowded. I paid $50 for me and my kids to get in and we didn't even get to do half of the things because so many people were there. There were literally lines just to go into an area to play. Poorly organized and just chaos. I've been to children's museum all over the country and this was by far the worst. Not a lot of quality art or science. It's basically an overcrowded play area and not much of an educational experience.

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by Heather Payne

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My three year old knows all the toddler hot spots and this one happens to be her favorite. She has been probably four times and every time has been great. The exhibits are engaging and fun. It's clean and spacious. We save the water play for last and bring a change of clothes. The Cosi dining room is great also and accomodates to peanut allergies; which is a big plus for us.

It does get crowded and then we have that awkward parenting moment when you border on push your way in to get your turn or wait politely until that rude kid lets you in. Definitely check the hours before you go because we have been surprised that they close early certain days.

by Hannah R

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My family and some of our friends went to this museum over the holiday weekend. While there were many things to do, it didn't seem to teach the kids much. The water area was fantastic and it all was very entertaining but not very educational. It was just marginally educational, which would have been fine had the prices not been so outrageous. For me, my husband, and a child UNDER 2, it was 29 dollars. We also didn't eat there because of the high prices. The employees were not very helpful or overly friendly, most of them just floated around. Overall, it was a fun experience but I doubt we would ever go again.

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