Our website lists all of our admission prices, hours and parking information. It also has a calendar with all special programs planned for any given day. The CMOL Facebook page has field trip information, which can help you avoid the crowds.
2. Dress to play!
Kids have the most fun when their parents get involved. If you think you’re too old to play, think again! Wear comfortable clothes and get down to your child’s level to make the most of their time at the Museum. As for the kids – CMOL is a hands-on experience, so dress them in something they can get wet or paint in.
3. Bring a bag for your child’s creations.
We hate to see hard work go to waste and be left behind. Bring a bag to take along your child’s creations from our Art Room and Build It exhibit. Display their work at home to remember your Museum visit.
4. Make the day a little extra special.
Take the Metra to the Museum – it’s a fun, kid-friendly experience! We also have an all-purpose room to take a break from play, so don’t forget a lunch or some snacks to prolong your visit.
5. Become a member!
Our special programs and activities change with the seasons. If you visit the Museum three or more times a year, you’ll save money and always have a rainy day backup plan.