Now is the time to share the gift of play

December 1 is Giving Tuesday — a global movement to support non-profits and transform communities. In giving, you inspire nd spark the joy of learning through play. Please send your best gift to Kohl Children’s Museum to support our work developing the creative minds of children. Click here to give.

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Kohlights: A Mesmertastic Holiday Lightacular!

Kids take charge in the area’s newest outdoor holiday light display. Using glow stick learning wands, children can control and change the lights, so it’s a different lightacular experience every time. Featured in the Chicago Tribune.

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You shop. Amazon gives.

When you shop at, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us – at no cost to you! Choose Kohl Children’s Museum under the AmazonSmile Charity List to help kids build the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Bringing field trips to you

The Museum’s educators have developed online videos and supply kits to align with current learning standards. Explore topics now.

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Thomas & Friends Now In the Station!

Watch for our new special exhibit to be open exclusively for small-group reservations through our V.I.P. Sessions when Tier 3 mitigations end!

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Regular Hours

Tuesday - Wednesday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday - Saturday
8:30 am – 7:00 pm

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Members Only Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 am – 9:30 am

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Kohlights Installation Tickets Now on Sale

V.I.P. (Very Important Play) Sessions ON HOLD

Small Groups of 10
Package prices vary, to as low as $10 per person with member discount. Please see VIP page for details.

$50 discount on all VIP packages.

The Museum is closed for these holidays:
New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

All Museum coupons and passes expiring in 2020 will be honored through 2021.

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