PlayKCM - $165

1-year membership

Our PlayKCM membership includes:

  • 2 named cardholders can redeem 4 free daily admissions to Kohl Children’s Museum
  • NEW in 2020 for this level: Receive 50% Off up to 6 admissions at more than 200 children’s museums nationwide (including Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier) 
  • Up to 2 additional cardholders: $25/person for the membership term.

For a typical family of four, membership pays for itself by the third visit.

Purchase Membership

PlayKCM Plus - $170

1-year membership

  • On sale for $170 (reg. price $190) during social distancing closure. Membership will begin after re-opening.

  • 2 named cardholders can redeem 6 free daily admissions to Kohl Children’s Museum

  • Receive 50% Off up to 6 admissions at more than 200 children’s museums nationwide (including Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier) 
  • Receive 6 FREE daily admissions to 5 other Chicago-area children’s museums
  • ◦ DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville
    ◦ Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
    ◦ Wonder Works Children’s Museum, Oak Park
    ◦ Discovery Center Museum, Rockford
    ◦ Kidswork Children’s Museum, Frankfort

  • Up to 2 additional cardholders: $25/person for the membership term.

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Wonder Funder

1-year membership

Select a Wonder Funder membership level that includes exclusive benefits and a tax-deductible donation to help fund the Museum’s access programs both onsite and out in the community. Wonder Funders are critical supporters of the Museum’s mission.

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We have many exciting things on the horizon for members, including:

  • New traveling exhibits approximately every four months, like Framed: Step into Art and Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails
  • Priority registration to reserve admission tickets 7 days before general public
  • Free admission during all regular Museum operating sessions
  • Members-only sessions 7 days a week from 8 – 9:30 AM
  • Discounts to special Museum events
  • Discounts on birthday parties and facility rentals
  • Discounts at our onsite cafe

Membership also delivers discounts at many local retailers and restaurants, including some right around the corner at the Glen Town Center. Click here for the full list of retailers and discounts.


How to access your new Kohl Children’s Museum eMembership Card! 
First, call (847) 832-6600 or stop by the front desk to get your membership number. Then, follow these easy steps to download and activate the free app!

1) Download the free eMembership Card app available for iOS and Android, from iTunes and Google Play

2) If asked, make sure to accept notifications from the app, since this is how cards are pushed to your phone

3) Choose “Kohl Children’s Museum”

4) Select “Find My Membership Card”

5) Enter your last name and Membership#(you may need to delete hyphen)

6) View all the benefits of your membership on the app!


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Gift Cards

Check an entire family off your shopping list!

If you're searching for the perfect gifts for families with young children, look no further than Kohl Children's Museum! Purchase tickets, a family day pass, a membership, or an entire birthday party — let us help you to create your custom Kohl Children's Museum gift!

Call (847) 832-6900 for more information!

  • Birthdays
  • Family Reunions
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Teacher's Gifts
  • Holiday Gifts
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Special Occasions
  • Donate a School Field Trip

Please note, we are currently unable to sell gift cards online. You may purchase a gift membership for friends or family, which will begin immediately, using the membership purchase links above.