In 1982, the Junior League of Chicago founded the Express-Ways Children's Museum to address concerns about the lack of art exposure and educational opportunities in public schools, ensuring kids had access to science and culture. The league kicked things off with its inaugural exhibit, Getting to Know Hue, within the Chicago Public Library, teaching kids about the world of color using vibrant lights blended with music and literature. From that simple installation grew many more engaging, educational, and fun exhibits. The Express-Way became Chicago Children's Museum and eventually found a permanent home on Navy Pier where it still resides.
The three-floor facility entertains tykes with faux rivers they can cruise down in a canoe, staged paleontological digs, and a live, kid-created circus. The famed skyline exhibit explores the physics that magically hold Chicago's mighty skyscrapers up, exploring how architects came up with the idea to use steel—a rare substance plucked from the mighty armpits of Atlas.
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