Everyone at Play

Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability. The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor, and social skills for children ages birth through 8. Click here to read a letter from a guest describing the Museum's accessibility. The Museum works collaboratively with community organizations to invite families with children with special needs to the Museum to explore the exhibits while closed to the general public. These events, titled Everyone at Play, usually occur on specified Sunday mornings. This provides opportunities for calm, creative, and collaborative play. Community Partners:

  • Advocate Children’s Hospital
  • Arlington Pediatric Therapy
  • Aspire Chicago
  • Jewish Child and Family Services
  • National Lekotek Center
  • North Shore Pediatric Therapy
  • North Shore University Health Systems Pediatric Rehab Services
  • Northern Suburban Special Education District
  • Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization
  • North Shore Special Recreation Association
  • Pathways Center for Children
  • Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs and would like to receive e-mail notifications and invitations to Everyone at Play events, contact our program coordinator, Cori O'Connell.

Join us: Sunday, June 25, 2017

During the event you and your family members will have access to all exhibits. Museum staff and volunteers will be available for play support and guidance.
The event will include a fun-filled morning of museum exploration for children and families, as well as:
· In partnership with Advocate Children’s HospitalAdaptive Adventures will provide a short introduction and safety discussion. They will also fit children on an adaptive bike and have them riding as independently as possible. A quiet room for stimulation breaks will also be available.  

Advocate Children's Hospital

· Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy will be available for one-on-one sessions with the dogs, and to answer any questions you may have about dog safety.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register for Adaptive Adventures please click here.

Everyone at Play is sponsored in part by RBC Wealth Management, the Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation, and the Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum

RBC Wealth Management

The Museum has developed a Parents Guide to Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago, in collaboration with North Shore Pediatric Therapy, to help parents and their children choose the exhibits they want to visit. The guide is available for checkout at the Admissions Desk or for download below.

>> Download Guide: English or Español (.pdf files, 2.2 MB)

For More Information

Development Office
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
Tel: (847) 832-6895
Fax: (847) 724-6469
E-mail: click here


Kohl Children's Museum is a community-funded, visitor-supported organization. Please allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of young children each year with a gift to the Annual Fund.

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