Hours & Admission | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Hours & Admission

Regular Hours

On Wednesday, December 2, the museum will open at 11 am.

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

Special Seasonal Hours: 10 am-7 pm
Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28
Saturday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Dec. 30

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving and Christmas days: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10 am-2 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon-5 pm (No Member Morning)


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

Teachers, Firefighters, & Police Officers
To honor the contributions teachers, police officers and firefighters make to the community every day, Chicago Children's Museum offers a discounted admission price of $5.00  to teachers, firefighters and police officers with a valid form of employment identification.

Veterans & Active Military
For their service to our country, veterans and active military receive free admission every day.  Please present a valid form of military status identification at the admissions desk to receive free admission.

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