Sunday Funday at the Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. I purchased a membership at this museum when baby Calvin was 6 months young. It has been a staple in our routine every since! Here’s some of the fun activities available at the Children’s Museum at Navy Pier you can experience with your toddler in Chicago. Let us know via Facebook or Instagram which activity room you love the most.
A Day At The Children’s Museum at Navy Pier
Snack Time & Lunch
Before we headed up to the Children’s Museum for play, we stopped at the food court for a snack and lunch. We saw some delectable bites at the Brown Sugar Bakery and had to indulge. My husband purchased the cake in a cup and its was yummy! The bakery recently opened its location inside Navy Pier in November but has a location on the South Side of Chicago that residents rave about.
Check-in was easy and went by pretty swiftly for a Sunday morning when it’s normally crowded. After checking in at the front counter, we entered and parked our stroller. Calvin III instantly begin to play inside the fire truck, tousle around a few of the fire man uniforms that you can try on and put out the fire in the playhouse.
After some fun pretending to be a fire-fighter, Calvin III, Dad and I headed to the elevator to explore some more fun rooms inside the museum.
Catching fish was a task on his list and he caught at least ten fish in the pond with his net. After the fish were caught, he strolled over to the kitchen area to cook. He didn’t have any intention to share his fish dinner with mom and dad. He walked pass a canoe, climbed through a fun tunnel where he stopped to look at himself in the mirror. Behind a play area he and his dad worked on some pipe building before moving on to the next project.
The Tiny House
Pick up your magnifying glasses and take a peak inside the tiny house. Full of tiny objects, furniture, blocks and even a small mouse, this area was definitely fun to explore.
Excavation & Dinosaurs
Digging for bones was a task of it’s own. After baby Calvin was startled by the large dinosaur heads, he slid his way pass to begin his excavation of finding skeletons underneath the wood-chips with a blue and white brush.
Although the tinker-town was filled to capacity with tots, we perused to the other side for xlyphone fun. He used a small ball to pounce the xylophone, a great musical instrument that he loves to play with at home.
Travel and Kitchen Stop
Our last stop was his first stop on the CTA bus! He joined a few kiddos as the passenger inside the non-moving cta bus equipped with a pay station and moving steering wheel, he hopped onto the seats and sat still till his stopped eventually arrived. His next adventure was in the kitchen where he placed a banana and bread inside the oven for some good banana bread or pudding. After washing his car at the car wash and changing the license plates, we were all done for the afternoon. Nap time was approaching and we began to head back to the car for home.
The Children’s Museum at Navy Pier would be a great spot for a Spring Break Activity or weekend activity in Chicago! Have you visited? If so, what area is your favorite?
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