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Chicago Children's Museum

Originally Posted by Sue, June 10, 2012
My family and I recently visited The Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier.   What a fun day!   I have been there many times several years ago with my older kids, but haven't visited lately.   There are so many exhibits in the museum that there is something to please everyone.   My older boys were a bit concerned that they may be "bored" during our visit  .....  and that surely is the first time I've heard that concern from them :)    They found many things to occupy themselves throughout the day.   We stayed until the museum closed!The new and temporary exhibit is called Circus Zirkus: Where You're the St ...

SciTech Hands On Museum

Originally Posted by Jean, December 4, 2011
My husband took our girls to the SciTech Hands On Museum for the first time two years ago.  I'll admit (sheepishly) that at the time I was sort of relieved I couldn't go with them, because science really isn't my thing.  And the drive to Aurora from Park Ridge is not a short one, so I was happy to let them have a daddy-daughter day.  Well, they all came back raving about it, and my DH was so impressed he wrote a review on it.  The first and only review he's ever written on kidwinks.  We've been to a lot of places with our kids, and it speaks volumes to me that this is the only place he's ever taken the time  ...

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - Chicago Museums and kid-friendly dining at Ezo's


It may make me a bad mother or a good mother (I like to think great) but once a year I take my kids out of school, individually, and we have a museum day.  It is nice to be able to spend as much time or as little time at each exhibit in a museum.  A couple of years ago my older son (about 9 years old) and I went to the Museum of Science and Industry.  At the time he was really into WWII and anything having to do with battles.  We spend almost 3 hours looking, reading, and talking about the U-505 Submarine, he was fascinated!  
I take them out of school because I am trying to avoid the crowds that can be found on weekends or school holidays.&nb ...