Kids Ages 9 and Up

Chicago Children’s Museum offers tweens (and even some grownups) a variety of experiences to explore, create, and take risks safely. 

Permanent Exhibits 

Flex your engineering skills in Tinkering Lab where you can use drills, hammers, and other tools to create contraptions that fly, roll, and are uniquely your own. 

Challenge your climbing skills in our 3 story Kovler Family Climbing Schooner

COMING SOON: Experience the twists, climbs, and views of Cloud Buster, our one-of-a-kind climbing sculpture, opening fall 2019.  

Museum-wide Programs 

A variety of programs are offered each day. Throughout the year, visitors can find:

  • Arts and culture programs like studio workshops, performances, and visiting artists

  • Diversity and inclusion focused programs like International Family Equality Day and “What Does It Mean Dr. King?”

  • Health and wellness programs that get children moving and playing actively

  • Literacy programs that encourage talking, listening, reading, and writing

  • STEM programs to encourage wonder, inquiry, experimentation, and problem solving

Visit our Program Calendar for details on today’s programs.

Play Late Thursdays 

Play games, sing songs, or even perform during Play Late Thursdays, when the museum stays open later (and features discounted admission for families of 4).  

See our calendar for Play Late Thursdays program details.