LGBTQ Pride Events | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

LGBTQ Pride Events

International Family Equality Day
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Join us for playful activities that celebrate and show our support for LGBTQ families. Connect with other LGBTQ families in the Hospitality Room, enjoy Story Time with Drag Queens, help transform our staircase into a giant rainbow, and much more. Check out the full schedule below.

Morning Activities
Skyline Workshop, 11:00 am-11:30 pm

Enjoy small-group Story Time with Drag Queens, live music, dress-up activities, a group photo, and light snacks.

Story Time with Drag Queens & dance party
Great Hall, 1:00 pm-1:30 pm

Watch a fabulous performer bring stories to life and stick around to join the dance party with live musical performances.

Make an identity pin
Great Hall, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Meet volunteers from PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and make an identity pin to keep.

Collect a Color
Great Hall, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Participate in our Collect-a-Color rainbow scavenger hunt and make a bracelet to keep! Find clues to the colors all around the museum.

LGBT Resources
Great Hall, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Access helpful resources provided by Family Equality Council, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospitals of Chicago.


May 6 - June 30, 2018

Rainbow Staircase
Help transform our three-story central staircase into a giant rainbow by adding colorful ribbons every time you visit in May and June.

“What Makes a Family?” Chalk wall
Write your ideas about family on our huge chalkboard; we’re more alike than different!


LGBTQ Inclusion Resources

Chicago Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Family Equality Council, the Illinois Safe School Alliance, and Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Gender & Sex Development Program.