About Our Programs

Family in ArtaboundsAt Chicago Children's Museum, experiences are intentionally designed with the whole child in mind, including their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. From head to toe, children thrive and grow as they take part in the museum's unique environments and programs.

The museum offers playful programming that integrates multiple content areas. Visit the Calendar for a complete listing of all programs and events.

Arts programming includes daily classes taught by professional artist-educators in the Kraft Artabounds Studio, special arts programming for babies, toddlers and preschoolers (Kids Create), and a wide range of performing arts programs and special art exhibitions.

Cultural programs occur throughout the year and are created in partnership with Chicago's diverse cultural and ethnic communities.

Diversity programs engage children in activities that help them understand and appreciate similarities and differences between people, and build respect for one another.

Health and Wellness programs focus on movement and physical play as well as healthy lifestyles, and include monthly health and wellness fairs featuring resources from community health organizations.

Language and Literacy programs offer opportunities for children to talk, listen, read and write, while applying skills in the context of real experiences.

S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs focus on wonder, inquiry, experimentation, and problem-solving.