All special programs are free with Museum admission on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is necessary.

Art Adventures

Art Adventures are guided art activities that children and their caregivers can create together, take with them, and replicate at home.

These activities take place in the Adventures in Art exhibit:

  • Tue – Sat: 9 AM to noon and 1 to 3 PM

  • Sun & Mon: 9 AM to noon

Underwritten by:

Illinois Arts Council

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Baby & Me

Please join us for this weekly networking group every Monday for parents and their children up to 12 months.

Bee-ology (Seasonal Program)

Explore the world of one of the world’s most industrious pollinators, the honey bee!

Go deeper into the lives of honey bees with Bee-ology. Activities take place select Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11 AM.

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Books and Bops

Designed for very young children, this program features stories, singing, and little movin’ and groovin’.

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Children's Theater

It’s time to explore your inner actor with Children’s Theater. Through engaging performances, interactive storytelling, and partnerships with local theater programming, you can explore the world of stage.

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Dog Safety

Join Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy to learn safety tips for young children aimed at prevention of dog bites. Program takes places select Wednesdays at 10 AM.

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Dover Tech Play Lab

Dover Tech Play Lab introduces young children to the basic building blocks of technology. Activities take place most Tuesdays through Fridays. Spaces are limited; free reservations can be made at the Museum’s front desk when you check in.

Underwritten by:

Dover Foundation

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Garden Buddies (Seasonal Program)

Taking place Thursdays and Fridays from 10 AM – 12 PM, and Wednesdays from 2:30 – 4:30 PM in Habitat Park (weather permitting), this program lets children learn about seeds, weeds, worms, fruits and vegetables, and the joys of digging in the dirt and growing and harvesting plants. Master gardeners from University of Illinois Extension and other local horticultural institutions lead all sessions.

Program canceled June 19.

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Kitchen Creations (Seasonal Program)

Calling all junior chefs! Join us at Kohl Children’s Museum for our Kitchen Creations program featuring farm-to-table food preparation and nutritious eating. Twice a month we will use a variety of ingredients and transform them into healthy snacks, salads, and more! Kitchen Creations will occur select Tuesdays from 2 – 3 p.m.

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Read Aloud

Read Aloud takes place in announced exhibit areas, and includes early elementary age appropriate stories (but all ages are welcome to attend!). Current story times are Tuesdays at 11:30 AM and 3 PM and Fridays at 10 AM and 1 PM.

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Science Sleuths

Science Sleuths lets children become little scientists as they study evidence, make predictions, and test their hypotheses with the guidance of a Museum educator or local professional. Programming occurs select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

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STEAM Explorers

Our mobile STEAM Explorers program provides hands-on experiences and activities designed to spark curiosity and experimentation.

STEAM Explorers activities take place from 2 – 3 PM on Saturdays, as well as from 9 – 9:30 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during members-only hours.

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STEAM Stories (Seasonal)

Join us as we welcome the Glenview Public Library for special story times with interactive readings featuring songs, rhymes, and more. Program occurs at 10:30 AM on the first Sunday of each month unless noted.

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Theater Games

It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theater Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and building confidence. Theater games takes place Tuesdays at 10 AM.


The Museum’s Tinkering program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens when you make changes or do things differently.

Programming occurs select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

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