Chicago Children’s Museum: Top 3 Must-See Attractions for Kids 5 and Under

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I love seeing my daughter’s face light up when we go to a children’s museum. So recently, I’ve added children’s museums on the list of “things to see”  when we travel with our kids.

Top 3 attractions at the Chicago children's museum when traveling with kids

Here are my top three must-see attractions at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Remember, there are lots of fun things to do at this museum.

Dinosaur Expedition

dinosaur expedition

If you have a budding paleontologist on your hands, and even if you don’t…your children will enjoy the Dinosaur Expedition at the Chicago Children’s Museum.

kid paleontologist

The children can put on gloves and use mini brushes to discover their own fossils. It’s really a lot of fun.

Treehouse Trails

treehouse trails

There is lots to see and do in the Treehouse Trails area.

Treehouse Collage

You won’t have to worry about the kids getting bored, that’s for sure. Whether they are rock climbing are just “hanging out”, fun will we had by all.

Waterways with Bubbles

waterways bubbles

The WaterWays was my far our favorite spot at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Before you even enter the large room there are mini raincoats for the kids to wear so that they don’t get their clothes wet.


Then once you get in, there is water and bubbles everywhere. Seriously, this place is made for you to have fun.

There were bubble wands…

bubble wands

Water wells…

children's play well

And even a place where you could encase yourself in a gigantic bubble.

Fun kids activities for kids 5 and under at the Children's museum of Chicago. Adults can get into this fun too!

As you can see, I don’t believe that only kids should have all the fun. And remember when I said that I love to see my daughter’s face light up at a children’s museum? Well, there it is.

girl in bubbles

Do you and your kids have a favorite children’s museum? Where is it? Maybe I’ll put it on my list.

  • Comments ( 3 )

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    Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz)

    Now that looks like fun! I love her face in that last picture…. pure joy! I remember going to a children’s museum when I was growing up, and I’ve taken my oldest there; I’d love to take both of our boys now. It was the Magic House in St. Louis. So much fun! And they’ve added so much since way back then. There’s even more to do now. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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      Those are such tender moments between parent and child. And hopefully those memories will be etched in your sons’ memories forever. Thanks for the feature!

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