Explore and Soar !

What if...?

New Exhibit Now Open!!!


The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is happy to announce that phase one of our new "What if...?" exhibit is now open! The exhibit will eventually focus on a variety of disabilities, but phase one focuses specifically on hearing, "What if... I had hearing impairment or loss?" Kids and adults can learn basic sign language at the "Time to Sign" video station. Adjust the sound quality as your child talks through a microphone to recreate the effects of hearing loss. For older children, the "What's That Sound?" station explores the science of sound with a variety of touch screen activities to learn about sound. And yes, we've incorporated art into the exhibit. Have you ever tried to draw a sound? Now you can!

If you are with a school and are going to be studying the science of sound this year, get your field trip booked as soon as possible!





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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.