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Milwaukee
From dinosaurs to the hall of shells this is a fascinating and child friendly stop covering a vast range of specialist topics with an ever changing selection of exhibitions.
Milwaukee
The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years-from birth through age ten.
Wauconda
Showcases aspects of local history using intriguing exhibits and hands on features to keep learning fun. Permanent and travelling exhibitions.
Union
The Illinois Railway Museum, as you see it today, is the result of decades of effort by a dynamic group of dedicated volunteers. All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled here at Union on what was once farmland. We welcome all ...
Glenview
- of Greater Chicago is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. Our 17 hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to make learning fun for young children. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Madison
Features include art studio, interactive gear and water exhibits, restored log cabin with period activities, and two unique and highly imaginative eco play areas with one for under 5s and one for over.
Rockford
Interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic Midway Village and engage students through a variety of hands-on activities--from rope making to operating a turn-of-the-20th century printing press.
Poynette
Feaures include hands on in and outdoor live wildlife exhibits, self guided nature trails, museums, a fire tower and large picnic area.
Rockford
Welcome! Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life. We have three floors of exhibits.
Rockford
The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level science park with a hands-on twist! Th...
Oshkosh
A kid-friendly local history museum. Travel back in time with family-friendly exhibits that bring the region's history to life, watch the famous Apostles Clock chime the hour, stroll through the 1908 Sawyer mansion and check out the traveling exhibit...
Rockford
one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in the United States from the 1800s. The Cottage is filled with Victorian Era furnishings and artifacts, plus campus contains an Indian Burial Mound, a Victorian Rose Garden and a suspension bridge...
Manitowoc
Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about ...
Chicago
Kids love this place. They stand spellbound as a just-emerged butterfly with untested wings sees the world outside its chrysalis for the very first time. They search for stick bugs camouflaged on a twig. They squish through wetlands discovering why t...
Chicago
One of the nation\'s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, scul...
Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Chicago
Your ticket to travel the world and back in time - spanning 4.6 billion years all under one roof. Come face to face with a T. rex. become bug sized in Underground Adventure or go down into an ancient Egyptian tomb - plus special exhibitions and a 3D ...
Chicago
offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.
Naperville
DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…we’re a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity...
Chicago
The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African Americ...
Chicago
One of the worlds largest science museums, home to more than 35,000 artifacts - nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Great family place to visit if looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids
Appleton
Inside the walls of the History Museum, the past comes alive through the stories, photographs and artifacts of people of the Fox Valley. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the rich history of the Fox River Valley area communities through the ...
Appleton
The museum has many hands on exhibits that children can enjoy in subjects such as: science,the arts and cultures.
Appleton
What will you find on a visit to The Building for Kids? You never know! It might be an appearance by a children's book character, a scientist doing the "impossible", or maybe that one art project that ignites a new passion in your child.
SciTech Museum
(89 Miles)
Aurora
SciTech "hands-on" museum boasts over 200 interative exhibits, daily shows, special events and activities. Try the outdoor physics park and ride a bike on a rope, the giant You-yo, and so much more. Just the right size for hours of fun for the whole...
Grand Haven
The Tri-Cities Historical Museum provides visitors an opportunity to look through the windows of time into the history of Northwest Ottawa County, including the communities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg.
Baraboo
The museum's collection of circus artifacts is perhaps the largest in the world. It includes over 210 original wagons and vehicles once used by American, English and Irish circuses. It houses an exceptional collection of circus ads and posters.
Saint Joseph
Come to where Learning is Fun! Offering permanent and traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers to teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore six water exhibits, a climbing wall, virtual reality, pin wall and more!
Green Bay
At the National Railroad Museum we strive to introduce visitors to a chapter in national history that brought wealth and modernity to millions of Americans. Learning about the history of rail allows us to connect the political, cultural and economic ...
Ludington
An environment that encourages and inspires children to explore their world offering exciting hands-on discovery. Lots of great roleplay equipment from sailboats to tree houses to ice cream shops, plus bouldering wall, fish tank, construction zone an...
La Porte
History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.
Grand Rapids
Founded in 1854 as the Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of the oldest historical museums in the Midwest. The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been collecting objects of local and inter-galactic significanc...
Grand Rapids
An interactive and fun environment that inspires learning and exploration for kids of all ages, as they learn about the world and how it works.
Rock Falls
Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum takes a look into the history of Rock Falls firefighting. It is located in the former Rock Falls Fire Station. Local memorabilia, firefighting tools, pictures, and antique fire trucks are on display at the museum. C...
South Bend
The Mission of the Studebaker National Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and preservation of Studebaker vehicles, archives and other ...
South Bend
HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from children�s museums and health education centers with our own creative spin.
Sturgeon Bay
When in the northern part of the Door Peninsula, be sure to visit the Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock. The newly remodeled facility features the fishing tug Hope built in 1930 by Sturgeon Bay Boat Works (currently Great Lakes Yacht Works). ...
Bourbonnais
Children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a ship, become a soda shop clerk, drive a tractor and much more in this hands on discovery experience.
Sturgeon Bay
The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art occupies a landmark 1907 building in the historic center of Sturgeon Bay, WI. It houses a permanent collection of over 200 works of art as well as continually changing exhibits.
Mishawaka
There�s a place in Michiana made just for you! And this is it - the Hannah Lindahl Children�s Museum! Step inside and you�ll step back in time to a world your grandparents - even your great-grandparents - knew.
Kalamazoo Township
The varying collection of fascinating museum exhibits is just the beginning, followed by the Planetarium, space themed learning centre, special events and Hands On Happenings!
Air Zoo
(136 Miles)
Portage
A fun packed science and aeronautical day for the whole family to spend flying around this exciting flight based theme park!
Elkhart
A TIMETABLE TO THE PAST At the center of it all was the New York Central Railroad. Elkhart's National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ambassadors of goodwill across the country.
Dubuque
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is where fun and learning flow together! This sprawling campus along the Mississippi River is family-focused with lots of hands-on features, interactive exhibits and endless opportunities to explore b...
Sparta
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing an understanding and encouraging an interest and appreciation in the career of Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, History of Bicycling, Wisconsin Astronauts, and aviation in Monro...
Dyersville
The National Farm Toy Museum welcomes kids of all ages to explore the thousands of tractors, implements, farm dioramas, toy-manufacturing displays, and pedal tractors on exhibit around the museum. Open seven days a week, plan today to visit the numb...
Bettendorf
he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
Davenport
Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX Theatre.
La Crosse
Learning and fun rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, birthday parties, gift shop, field trips, summer day camps, special programs, and more. For ages 1-12 with adult companions.
Albion
An exciting and highly interactive museum that provides a wide variety of hands-on programs for children ages 0 to 10. Activities include roleplay, construction, water raceway and crafts.

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