Babies and Toddlers

After nearly 30 years of helping children grow, explore, and learn, CCM is an expert in creating experiences that are developmentally “just right” for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Permanent Exhibits

Each exhibit at CCM has something to offer the youngest visitors and many include special infant and crawler play areas. Treehouse Trails and Kids Town are especially popular with young visitors. 

Pritzker Playspace is a special environment designed exclusively for families with young children and has limited hours each day. It’s the perfect place to bond with your child, connect with other families, access resources, and interact with friendly and knowledgeable professional educators.

Please note that Pritzker Playspace will be closed to the public on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Museum-Wide Programs

Museum programs provide additional experiences for CCM’s youngest visitors, including opportunities to explore music, art, movement, and materials. See the calendar for programs such as Kids Create that are tailored to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.


CCM’s environment is built to suit the needs of young children and their parents and caregivers. Amenities include nursing chairs throughout the museum, a nursing room, plentiful changing tables, private family bathrooms, a bottle warmer (in the Pritzker Playspace), and other amenities that make the museum visit easy and enjoyable.