Museum membership means you support our mission of sparking a love of learning in young children. Members can redeem free general admission benefits every day for a 1-year period.
PlayKCM level members and higher have access to members-only hours from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday , as well as free members-only events.
Memberships make great gifts!
Purchase a membership for your family or as a gift for someone you love, and they can start enjoying all the membership benefits immediately.
We offer the following primary levels of individual membership:
Please note: all memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Memberships with limited benefits for EBT cardholders and supporter memberships that cover one individual adult are currently available; these memberships must be purchased in person at the Museum’s front desk. For more information, call (847) 832-6900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PlayKCM - $165
Our PlayKCM membership includes:
- Free Admission: You can redeem 4 free general admissions every day to Kohl Children’s Museum. You may also name one additional adult cardholder for free who may redeem this benefit if you are not present. A $25 fee will apply to make changes to these two cardholders mid-term.
- Receive 50% Off up to 6 admissions at more than 200 children’s museums nationwide (including Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier)
- Third cardholder: $25 for the membership term.
For a typical family of four, membership pays for itself by the third visit.
PlayKCM Plus - $190
Our PlayKCM Plus membership includes:
- Free Admission: You can redeem 6 free general admission every days to Kohl Children’s Museum. You may also name one additional adult cardholder for free who may redeem this benefit if you are not present. A $25 fee will apply to make changes to cardholders mid-term.
- 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
- Third cardholder: $25 for the membership term.
We have many exciting things on the horizon for members, including:
- New special exhibits approximately every four months
- Free general admission to indoor exhibits during all regular Museum operating hours
- Frequent members-only sessions
- Discounts to special Museum events and programs
- Discounts on birthday parties and facility rentals
- 10% discount on purchases at Bean Sprouts Café onsite
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!
Corporate membership is a great way to show your employees how you value and promote work/life balance. We will help you find the corporate membership package that fits your employees best and showcase your encouragement for them to spend quality, active, creative play-time with their families in a vibrant, educational environment.
Corporate membership packages include free general admission for employees and a designated number of guests. Benefits are not applicable to special events or other Museum programming. Please call (847) 832-6895 or e-mail Meg Damato for assistance in setting up a corporate membership.
Current Corporate Members
Employees of the following companies can receive limited free general admission benefits. Benefits may not be available for subsidiaries:
- Discover Financial Services
- Dover Corporation
- Northern Trust
If your company is not listed, please contact your Human Resources department to indicate your interest in becoming a corporate member of Kohl Children’s Museum.
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!
- Family Reunions
- Employee Appreciation
- Teacher's Gifts
- Holiday Gifts
- 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.