Our mission is to positively impact a child's potential in life through play-based education.
Hours: 10am–5pm, Tuesday–Sunday. Closed most Mondays.
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Upcoming Programs and Events
Registration for Members Noon Year's Eve Party is OPEN!
Beni Cwiakala is 13 years old and hails from Chicago. She is the winner of MasterChef Junior Season 6 on FOX. Since winning the crowned title of MasterChef Junior, she has worked with James Beard award-winning Pastry Chef Mindy Segal, Chef James De Marte at Pisolino restaurant in Chicago, and has spent time in kitchens from NY to LA. Suffice it to say, she continues to cook as much as possible! She feels that winning MasterChef Junior was the beginning of her culinary career and continues to learn from chefs all around the world.
We are so pleased that Beni will be joining us on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 1:30PM. Beni will be making a pumpkin tart, taking questions, and signing "MasterChef Junior Bakes!" which will be available for purchase that day thanks to our new partner, Bookie’s.
There is no extra charge for this event. It is included with your membership or general admission.
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, in partnership with Saint Xavier University is conducting research that will result in the creation of a Learning Framework for the Museum. Your input is important to this work. This survey consists of just 11 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
We want to know your thoughts about play and learning. If you have not visited us, yet, please take the survey after your visit.
Enter The Coloring Contest to win a 3 month membership.
Print, color and bring it to the front desk on your next visit.
Drawing will take place on December 31st.
New Traffic Pattern
In addition to the notice below, please be advised that the entrance/exit off of 95th Street has been move one block east of the now former entrance/exit. You must enter/exit as you always have until the traffic lights are installed. Once the traffic lights are installed, you will be able to enter Museum Drive from either direction on 95th Street.
This project has been 10 years in the making and we are very excited to see it coming to fruition to make access to the museum easier.
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Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children's Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to offer a signature access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program is designed with economically challenged families in mind, helping us to provide a discounted admission rate to these families. If you would like to support our local Museums For All initiative, to provide the museum experience for a family who would not otherwise be able to, please consider making a donation today.
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Why Visit a Children's Museum?
Children’s museums are places where children learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them. Reflecting their diverse communities, children’s museums create playful, interactive learning experiences. In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where all kids can learn through play with the caring adults in their lives...... More
From the Association of Children's Museum's website www.childrensmuseums.org