Check out the FREE Days this summer 2014 at Chicago Children’s Museum – The Chicago Children’s Museum has free admission for Illinois residents on Thursday nights from 5-8pm so grab the kids and head down for some great family interactive fun! (In addition, on the “First Sunday” of the month, there is free admission for Illinois residents all day for ages 15 and under). The Museum’s mission is to create a community where play and learning connect, and the primary audience is children up through the fifth grade including their families, along with the school and community groups that support and influence children’s growth and development. CLICK AT BOTTOM FOR MORE INFORMATION
NOW OPEN: Circus Zirkus
Step right up, boys and girls, to the world premiere of Circus Zirkus: Where You’re the Star of the Show! In CCM’s newest exhibit experience, kids get much more than a front-row seat. Whether you crave an audience, prefer being behind-the-scenes, or just love to clown around, there’s something for everyone at Circus Zirkus. In the busy backstage area, you can practice your tumbling, juggling and balancing skills, create a circus poster, swing on the Flying Trapeze and amaze on the Spinning Hoop. Then, it’s time to wow the crowd in the performance area as you spin Tricky Plates, swirl Twirling Balls, show off your dazzling costume and entertain as a wacky clown. Or, you can sell hot dogs and ice cream, staff the ticket booth and cheer from the bleachers. Circus Zirkus provides an abundance of props and apparel—including real clown shoes—for hours of imaginative play. Don’t miss the greatest show in Chicago! Circus Zirkus: Where You’re the Star of the Show is free with museum admission.
Chicago Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kraft Foods to present Kraft Free Family Night, every Thursday evening from 5-8pm, when Illinois families can enjoy the entire museum free of charge. Each year, more than 55,000 participants are enriched by the cultural, interactive, and family-oriented programs offered during Kraft Free Family Night.
Not able to go on a FREE DAY? Here’s a way to plan your visit to Chicago Children’s Museum and save on admission prices. Print their current coupon and present it at the admissions desk!
Chicago Children’s Museum offers a variety of ways for students, and the important adults in their lives, to experience hands-on, playful learning. All exhibits and education programs are aligned with Illinois State Learning Standards and are an ideal way to bring classroom curriculum to life. Check out more information on field trips. For our Educator’s Guide to Exhibits, please click here.
Discounted Field Trips
Chicago Children’s Museum offers discounted field trips to 501(c) 3 organizations serving low-income families and schools with 80% or more of their students approved for free and reduced priced meals (as cited by the Illinois Department of Education). Find out more by checking out our Discounted Field Trips page.
Free Field Trips
Chicago Children’s Museum offers free field trips to 501(c) 3 organizations serving low-income families and schools with 95% or more of their students approved for free and reduced priced meals (as cited by the Illinois Department of Education). Find out more by checking out our Free Field Trips page.
Fifteen permanent exhibits and programming spaces provide innovative learning experiences for children and their caregivers. The museum serves more than 500,000 visitors annually. CCM also reaches out beyond its walls by making a significant investment of resources in neighborhoods across Chicago, particularly to children who might not otherwise have access to the museum’s rich array of resources.