Children’s Museum

Families may participate in activities like learning, exploring, and climbing together at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. It is a space for youngsters to create, act out roles, and engage in creative play. It is an opportunity for parents to take on the role of educator in the lives of their kids. It’s a place for adventure, education, and having a good time! More interesting reads.


Admission fees, proceeds from birthday parties, and money raised via school field trips all go toward funding the Children’s Museum. However, this money only contributes somewhere between 65 and 70 percent of our total yearly operational budget. Because we are a non-profit organization, we are dependent on the generosity of our supporters in order to maintain our entrance rates at a level that is comparable to those of other children’s museums and to provide educational opportunities of a high standard for young learners.


At the Children’s Museum, the Illinois Common Core standards, which were previously known as the Illinois Learning Standards, serve as the guiding principle for the development of each and every program and exhibit. When it comes to creating locally tailored curricula, local school districts in Illinois are required by the Illinois Board of Education to apply these same standards. Because of this, the Children’s Museum may serve as a genuine extension of the education received in the classroom.


The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn could not function without the help of its dedicated volunteers. We are continuously searching for new people to join our team that are willing to help out. We provide a wide range of long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities, each of which comes with its own set of perks. Volunteering opportunities are open to both young people and adults at this time.


Teens aged 13 to 17 are eligible to participate in this program, which offers them the chance to help with event activities and engage in conversation with museum visitors. As a volunteer at the museum, you may be asked to do a variety of tasks, including the following: assisting families in the completion of art projects in the art room; facilitating a science activity; playing with children throughout the museum; assisting with the cleaning and resetting of museum exhibits, and playing with children. During normal museum hours as well as during special events, the hours are subject to change. Please fill out an application to become a young volunteer and register for the youth volunteer orientation if you are interested in being a volunteer. Have you reached the age of 18 but still need community service hours for school? You still have the option to volunteer. It is only a little different procedure. Hedy may be reached at [email protected].


To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, they’ve been putting the finishing touches on the museum’s safety and security measures.

Before you arrive, here are a few things to keep in mind:


  • In order to devote more time to thorough cleaning and sanitizing, we have shortened our workdays.

  • You should avoid the museum if you are sick or have fever since it might be dangerous.