Kohl Children's Museum

Updated on May 19, 2009
G.G. asks from Chicago, IL
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Has anyone been to Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview? I have seen it advertised, but we live downtown Chicago, so it's a bit of a drive. If it's 'just OK' I will stick closer to home, but I am looking for something new to do with our very active 3 year old. Please share your thoughts and experiences.

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Thanks to all the moms here who suggested that we take the drive. It was WELL worth it. My daughter absolutely loved the place and I was very impressed with how true to life (and clean) all the exhibits were. We easily could have stayed twice as long as we did, but it gives me the incentive to go back again soon. If you have not gone yet, I can't recommend it enough!

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Definitely worth the drive. Not even that far. About 20-25 minutes from downtown. I like it much better than Chicago Children's Museum. Better contained, cleaner and much better exhibits. Try to avoid weekends and days when most schools are off. Can get very crowded. You can go on their website, but doesn't do it justice. my daughter had her birthday party there 2 years in a row and we are big supporters.

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We've taken our son there at least half a dozen times. It's awesome. He LOVES going there. And we also live in Chicago. There's free parking and it's really not far at all. We live on the north side, and it takes the same amount of time to get downtown. Plus the free parking makes it much cheaper than trying to go down to Navy Pier and park for the Chicago Children's museum.
Another tip: it can be crowded in the mornings, but around lunch/naptime it starts to clear out...



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We like the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum better - much less chaotic, and also right along the lake and near the zoo. It's just a better location and experience for the effort / distance.



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I've been to a few Children's Museums and this one by far is my favorite one. Everything is well organized, clean, lots of options and perfect for a 3 year old. One thing is that it does get a little crowded but it's worth it. My daughter has been there three times and has a blast each time. I live in the city too but it's not too bad of a drive. Hope you get a chance to go.



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It's a good day out plus the garden area is opening in Summer too. I'm sure you'll enjoy it there.

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