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 & Sundays

Special Seasonal Hours: 10 am-7 pm
Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29
Friday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 4

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving and Christmas days: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10 am-2 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon-8 pm


Buy Tickets Online

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 Program: 50% off general admission for eligible members of participating institutions, valid for up to 6 people per membership.

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!