Plan Your Visit FAQ | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Plan Your Visit FAQ

What is the price of admission?

Admission is $14.95 for each person over the age of 1. Seniors are $13.95.

What do you have here?

CCM Family

There's always something new at Chicago Children's Museum, where visitors explore three floors of play, discovery, and imagination! Along with 15 permanent exhibits and programming spaces, CCM presents a variety of changing exhibits and companion programs each year. Some of CCM's most popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Expedition, where kids can dig for dinosaur bones in an authentic excavation pit; WaterWays, an interactive system of pulleys, pumps, and pipes showcasing the wonders of water; Kids Town, an early-learning exhibit featuring a real CTA bus, mini-grocery store and kid-sized cityscape; Pritzker Playspace, an area designed specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents; Play It Safe, a realistic firehouse and fire truck that invites families to learn about fire safety through play; and Skyline, a National Science Foundation-funded exhibit that explores the science, engineering, art, and technology that keep Chicago's tallest buildings standing. For more information, please visit our exhibits page.

Are strollers allowed in the museum?

Strollers are allowed in the museum. They may be left in our unattended coat room or remain with you during your visit to the museum. Many exhibits have stroller parking areas outside the exhibit, but for those that don't, we ask that you please refrain from leaving your stroller in high traffic areas such as exhibit entrances and exits.

Can I bring food and beverages into the museum?

Bottled water and coffee contained in thermal mugs are permitted. Beverages in fast-food containers and outside food are not allowed inside the museum. Small snack items, such as crackers and string cheese, can be consumed in the Snack Spot, located on Main Level 3. Guests are welcome to enjoy their lunches at public spaces throughout Navy Pier.

Is there something to do for children who don't know how to walk yet?

Yes! Chicago Children's Museum has great spaces for babies and non-walkers and toddlers. Our Pritzker Playspace is designed specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents. This area has special hours of operation, so please check our website for the most updated schedule prior to your visit. CCM also has six exhibits featuring soft and semi-protected infant and crawler spaces.

What do I do if I lost something at the museum?

You can contact our lost and found at (312) 464-7653.

I have a product that I think would be great in your store. Who should I contact?

You can contact the CCM Gift Shop directly by calling (312) 527-4276 or emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

What types of accommodations do you provide for people with disabilities?

Chicago Children's Museum is committed to providing exhibits, programs, and public spaces that are inclusive and interactive for all visitors. Please visit our accessibility and inclusion page for more information on the accommodations offered by the museum.