Chicago Children's Museum's institutional commitment to community engagement demands that we develop mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with community partners. We are frequently out and about in Chicago's neighborhoods attending meetings, facilitating educational programs and supporting festivals at community-based organizations and schools.
Free Family Pass Package for Community-based Festivals
Chicago Children’s Museum offers Free Family Pass Packages to schools and organizations sponsoring community festivals. To qualify, you must serve a population consisting of 30% or more families earning a yearly income of $35,000 or less. To learn more and apply online click here.
CCM staff will facilitate “Let’s Play!”, an inspirational and educational presentation that explains why play is essential for both children and adults. Contact us to learn more.
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Playing with Science
CCM partners with Chicago HOPES, a nonprofit organization that provides after school support for students living in homeless shelters, to bring interactive science explorations to children throughout the city of Chicago.
Playing with Numbers
CCM provides Early Math professional development programs in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Chicago International Charter Schools.
Kids on the Fly (Located at O'Hare Airport)
Let your imagination soar in this aviation-themed playground located at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Terminal 2. Play, pretend, and practice skills as you pilot a plane, propel a helicopter, direct air traffic, and crawl through crazy cargo crates.
Winner of the Playful Travel Award for "Most Awesome Airport Playroom" by Nick Jr. Family Magazine.