Explore and Soar !

Our mission is to positively impact a child's potential

in life through play-based education.

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a 501c(3) non-profit organization
Click on the Donate Button on the left to show your support of our mission



We are OPEN on Monday, December 22!

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Happy Noon Year! with Carrie Steinweg

December 31st
Join us as we celebrate "HAPPY NOON YEAR!" at 12:00 noon on New Year's Eve!  We'll have children's book author Carrie Steinweg joining us for a special Story Time at 11:00am.  In addition, the book's illustrator, Michelle Krisik Brown, will be putting on a program for the kids, teaching them to draw one of the characters from the book! Games and other activities are also planned.

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Money Matters: Saving for College

Thursday, January 8, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am


Join us for our first "Money Matters" discussion for 2015! It's never too early to start saving for college because kids grow up fast.

Brian Ferrell from MassMutual will lead the discussion on different ways that a family can save for college. This session is designed to be informative and interactive for parents. Come with your questions.

There is no charge admission charge for you, the adult, to attend this event. Remember, if you bring your children to the museum with you, another adult must join you to watch the kids while you are in the session. Regular museum rates apply.

Click Here for Our Event Page on Facebook to Get Up-to-the-Minute information About the Program.




Friday Late Nights Are in Full Swing!
Special Partnership with KidsWork Announced

On October 1, the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn (CMOL) and the KidsWork Children's Museum (KCM) in Frankfort announced a reciprocal partnership. KCM "Family Plus" members will be given free admission into the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn through December 31.  Likewise, CMOL "All in the Family" members will be given free admission into KidsWork Children's Museum in Frankfort through December 31. 





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The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a place for families to learn, explore and soar together. It's a place for children to be creative, to role play, and to build.  It's a place for parents to be the teacher in their child's life.  It's a place for discovery, learning, and fun!

The Children's Museum is funded through admissions, birthday parties and field trips.  However, this funding will only account for around 65-70% of our annual operating budget. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help keep our admission prices competitive with other children's museums and to provide quality, educational experiences for children. 

Please consider supporting the museum in one of the following ways:

- Click on the "Donate Now" button on the left and make a donation

- Donate a vehicle (call 708-423-6709 x201 for details)

- Purchase a membership as a gift for someone

- Visit our "how you can help" page (click menu item on the left) for more ways to assist


The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a stand alone 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We truly appreciate your support.