Chicago Museums

Chicago has some of the best museums in the world, and these great cultural institutions aren't just for grownups. These Chicago museums have kids events, learning areas, hands on exhibits and other activities that kids will thoroughly enjoy.

Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road , Romeoville
 (815) 886-1467
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
 (312) 922-STAR
American Indian Center of Chicago
1630 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago
 773-275-5871
Arlington Heights Historical Museum
110 W. Fremont St. , Arlington Heights
 847-255-1225
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave. , Chicago
 (312) 443-3600
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd. , Chicago
 (773) 582-6500
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th, Chicago
 (773) 445-3838
Bronzeville Children's Museum
9301 South Stony Island Avenue, Evergreen Park
 (773) 721-9301
Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier - 700 E. Grand Ave. , Chicago
 (312) 527-1000
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Chicago
 (312) 744-6640
Chicago Fed's Money Museum
230 S LaSalle St., Chicago
 (312) 322-2400
Chicago History Museum
Clark St. at North Ave. , Chicago
 (312) 642-4600
Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive , Oak Lawn
 (708) 423-6709
Children’s Museum on Deafness
3444 Dundee, Northbrook
 (847) 559-0110, Ext. 237
Children's Neighborhood Museum
814 Hart Road, Round Lake
 (847) 546-8558
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
238 West 23rd St., Chicago
 (312) 949-1000
Civil War Museum
5400 First Avenue, Kenosha WI
 (262) 653-4140
Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago
 Office (312) 745-0040
Cuneo Museum and Gardens
1350 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills
 (847) 362-3042
Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson St., Des Plaines
 (847) 391-5399
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
5608 10th Avenue, Kenosha
 (262) 653-4450
Discovery Center Museum
711 North Main Street, Rockford
 (815) 963-6769
Downers Grove Park District Museum
831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove
 (630) 963-1309
DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington St., Naperville
 (630) 637-8000
DuPage County Historical Museum
102 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton
 (630) 682-7343
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago
 (773) 947-0600
Elgin Public Museum
315 W. Front St. 2nd Floor, Elgin
 (847) 741-6655
Elk Grove Village Historical Museum
399 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village
 (847) 439-3994
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
 (630) 834-0202
Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Rd., Evanston
 (847) 475-5300
The Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago
 (312) 922-9410
First Division Museum at Cantigny
1 S. 151 Winfield Road , Wheaton
 (630) 260-8161
Fox River Trolley Museum
355 S. LaFox Street, South Elgin
 (847) 697-4676
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Avenue, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
 (708) 848-1976
Frederick C. Robie House
5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago
 (708) 848-1976
Glessner House Museum
1800 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago
 (312) 326-1480
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
 (847) 967-4800
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road, Union
 (815) 923-4000
International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
 (312) 642-6502
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago
 (773) 282-7035
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago
 (312) 413-5353
John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago
 (312) 939-2438
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet
 (815) 723-5201
Kenosha Public Museum
5500 First Ave, Kenosha WI
 (262) 653-4140
KidsWork Children's Museum
11 S. White Street, Frankfort
 815-469-1199
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
 (847) 832-6600
Lake County Discovery Museum
Rte. 176 at Fairfield Rd., Wauconda
 (847) 968-3400
The Little White School Museum
72 Polk Street, Oswego
 (630) 554-2999
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst
 (630) 833-1616
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum
445 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
 (312) 222-4860
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street, Evanston
 (847) 475-1030
Museum of Broadcast Communications
400 North State Street, Chicago
 (312) 245-8200
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave. , Chicago
 (312) 280-2660
Museum of Holography
1134 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago
 (312) 226-1007
Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago
 (773) 684-1414
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St., Naperville
 (630) 420.6010
National Hellenic Museum
333 S. Halsted Street, Chicago
 (312) 655-1234
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St. , Chicago
 (312) 738-1503
Oriental Institute Museum
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago
 (773) 702-9520 or 702-9514
Polish Museum of America
984 N. Milwaukee Ave. , Chicago
 (773) 384-3352
SciTech Hands-On Museum
18 West Benton St., Aurora
 (630) 859-3434
Skokie Heritage Museum
8031 Floral Ave., Skokie
 (847) 674-1500
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago
 (773) 702-0200
Streamwood Park District Learning Center
550 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood
 (630) 372-7275 ext. 126
Swedish American Museum
5211 North Clark , Chicago
 (773) 728-8111
Ukrainian National Museum
721 N. Oakley Blvd, Chicago
 (312) 421-8020
Wheaton History Center
606 North Main Street, Wheaton
 630-682-9472
Wonder Works Children's Museum
6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park
 (708) 383-4815