The Kohl Children’s Museum focuses on the importance of play for childhood development in its hands-on learning laboratories. With its 17 permanent exhibits, children will interact with a variety of displays that encourage curiosity, exploration, and their imaginations. All programming and displays are research-based to encourage children to explore educational and learning opportunities through curiosity and play.

Parents are encouraged to assist their children in participating in activities that promote learning while playing at any of the exhibits. Specially trained staff use early childhood education practices to develop the play experiences to meet the Illinois Learning Standards.

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Highlights of the Kohl Children’s Museum

The Kohl Children’s Museum offers 17 permanent exhibits for children up to age 8. Artistic children will enjoy exploring their creativity in the self-guided Adventures in Art exhibit. Animal lovers can learn how to take care of their favourite pets by nursing sick and injured animals back to health at the Pet Vet exhibit.

Let the music move your little one through the Ravinia Festival music maker exhibit as your child learns how to make music. Engage in cooperative play at the Play Cafe as children learn how to take meal orders, make sandwiches, and clean the café.

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The Kohl Children’s Museum also offers a variety of programming for children. The museum offers a Fitness for All programme that encourages children to build endurance and develop motor skills through healthy exercise habits. Science Sleuths encourages children to look at evidence and test a scientific hypothesis with a museum staff member. The museum also offers Theatre Games for children to develop speaking and listening skills, develop motor skills, and build confidence.

You'll also find a variety of seasonal programming for children related to gardening and farm-to-table food preparation. Every child will enjoy a day spent at the Kohl Children’s Museum.

Kohl Children’s Museum in Chicago

Location: 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026, USA

Open: Tuesday–Wednesday from 8.30 am to 5 pm, Thursday–Saturday from 8.30 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 8.30 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 847-832-6600