Hours & Admission

Regular Hours

Monday – Wednesday:
Friday – Sunday:

10 am–5 pm
10 am–8 pm
10 am–5 pm

Thursday Evenings
(Target Free Family Night)
 5–8 pm

Member Mornings
(Open early for Chicago
Children's Museum members only)

 9–10 am
 Fridays & Saturdays


Members FREE
Children Under One FREE
Children & Adults $14
Seniors $13

Teachers, police officers, firefighters, veterans and active military receive free admission every day. Learn more.

ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) Reciprocal Network:

50% off general admission for eligible members of qualifying musuems , valid for up to 6 people per membership.

Not all museum memberships qualify for the ACM Reciprocal Network.  To be eligible for the discount you must have the correct level of membership at a qualifying museum.

To receive the discount, you must present your current membership card that displays the ACM emblem and ID to our admissions staff.  If you do not have a membership card, you must contact your museum, prior to your visit, and have them provide you with a form proof of membership at the correct level. If no proof of membership at the correct level can be provided, you will not be eligible for a discount and you must pay full admission.

Target Free Family Night


Thursday evenings, 5 – 8pm
Free admission for everyone.
Groups of 18 or more must register by calling (312) 464-8249

Free First Sundays

First Sunday of every month
Free admission all day for ages 15 and under

Chicago Children's Museum Online Coupon

Print the museum's current coupon and present it at the admissions desk!