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Museums for Kids in Chicago

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Children's museum in Cities similar to Chicago

There are a lot more benefits kids can enjoy from visiting museums other than just learning academic information. Modern museums are kid-friendly as they offer short learning trips to cater to the short attention span of children.

Sparks a love for history in Chicago

Museums are a gateway into history and whenever you bring your kids to a kid-friendly science museum or art gallery, you make it possible for history to have a huge direct impact on their life. With time, it encourages a love for exploring history.

Improves critical thinking

Moreover, museums offer kids an opportunity to gain critical thinking skills needed to build a healthy worldview. By talking about what they saw and what aspects of the contents of the museum excited them, they build their skills for intelligent conversation and expression.

Nurtures curiosity

Museums for kids in Chicago, Illinois (IL) also fuel kids' curiosity. Kid-friendly museums encourage questions, whether or not the answers are immediately available. Letting the kids ask questions about, say, interesting artwork, and giving them time to try and figure out the answer gives you an opportunity to learn how they reason.

Examples of attractions that may interest kids include

  • Technology
  • Art
  • American pop history
  • Dinosaurs
  • History from other countries

Fosters creativity

Needless to say, free children's museum in Chicago are among the best places to spark children's creativity through a wide variety of activities tailored specifically for kids.

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Kids on the Fly, Chicago Children’s Museum at O’Hare Airport

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cat-icon 5200 North Bessie Coleman Dr
The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery

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cat-icon 835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago Children’s Museum

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cat-icon 700 E Grand Ave
The Art Institute of Chicago

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cat-icon 111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago History Museum

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cat-icon 1601 N Clark St
Museum of Science and Industry

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cat-icon 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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cat-icon 40 E Erie St
The Field Museum

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cat-icon 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
National Museum of Mexican Art

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cat-icon 1852 W 19th St
Adler Planetarium

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cat-icon 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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cat-icon 2430 N Cannon Dr
Chicago Cultural Center

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cat-icon 78 E Washington St
Chicago Elevated

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cat-icon 78 E Washington St