Sunday, June 19, 2011

Children's Museum in Chicago

We spent a day in Chicago at the Children's Museum at Navy Pier. It was a great day for all of us! We found the much coveted Garrett's Popcorn and a cute hat for Kate. I was really impressed with the museum. I have heard it isn't as good as the Indianapolis Children's Museum, but I was there so long ago that I can't compare, I can just say if that is true, then Indy must be extrarodinary! There were so many different exhibits and Blaise loved exploring them all, but we have a ton of pictures, so be forewarned.

The first one we explored was Fire Safety. Blaise climbed in a fire truck, slid down the pole and put out fires.

Blaise wore the Chicago's firemen's outfit for about half a second

He loved these cars

He drove and rode the CTA

There was a kitchen and market

Quite the intent little man

Blaise the Builder

There was an archaeology dig, where you could clean off dinosaur bones with a brush.

Blaise saving Jan from the dinosaur head

There were also some baby areas for the littlest museum goers.


This was a cool contraption to test if the plane you built could fly

And then we went back to some of our favorite things once things quieted down and before moving on to new things:

Mommy, too!

Okay, Blaise, Mommy too - Kate was snoozing in the ergo

Blaise the plumber

The next section was the wilderness area.  Blaise and Jan went fishing in the brook.

Climbing into the treehouse

Enjoying fresh vegetables from the garden outside the log cabin

The final area we spent time in was really for older kids, but Blaise really enjoyed the construction zone.  He sorted screws and carried around 2 x 4s.

I very much recommend the Chicago Children's Museum for your next trip to the Windy City!


Tara said...

Great post! I just love all the pictures. And it does look like a wonderful children's museum. We'll have to get our kids there soon!

scott davidson said...

My computer-savvy son, who studies art, showed me that at, we can browse through their big collection of images from western art, to get some ideas for painting the wall in our music room.
I found that it was easier, time-saving and economical to order a big canvas print of an original painting from the site. I ordered this famous La dance by French artist Henri Matisse, What a lovely blue.