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

Hours & Admission


Monday 10 am–5 pm
Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday     10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–8 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 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

Chicago Children's Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 --- the museum will close at 3 pm



Members FREE
Children Under One FREE
Children & Adults $14.95
Seniors $13.95

Teachers, Firefighters, & Police Officers
To honor their contributions to the community, Chicago Children's Museum offers a discounted admission price of $5.95 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.

Museums for All $3 Admission
All Illinois EBT or WIC card holders receive $3 admission for up to 6 people. Families must include 1 adult and 1 child age 15 or younger. Present a valid EBT (known as the Link card) or WIC card to qualify. Learn More

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

50% off general admission for eligible members of qualifying museums , 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