Developmental psychologists suggest children learn faster than adults because their minds are not cluttered with memories of how to program a VCR. Fill a blank slate with today’s Groupon to The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get admission for two people (up to a $14 value).
- For $14, you get admission for four people (up to a $28 value).
Children younger than 1 enter free.
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn engages tots in imaginative learning activities with nearly 20 hands-on exhibits developed from Illinois Learning Standards. At Treemendous Tunes Treehouse, little ones can shimmy through a tunnel and grapple up a rock ramp while playing musical instruments along the way. Children design their own kites and snide remarks at the Go Fly a Kite exhibit, and wield real tools and materials at _Build It!_—a construction workshop funded by H&R Johnson Brothers. Admission also unlocks access to regular events, including interactive story time, visual-arts classes, and musical sessions in which little ones absorb new skills into their brain sponges.
Though The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
After health, the most important thing parents want for their children is a good education, and that means learning inside the classroom and out. But if learning becomes simply memorizing facts in a textbook, it quickly turns into a chore, leading kids to lives of mindless entertainment and ignoring the last 12 mystery ingredients on junk-food labels.
To combat this, The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn exposes children to the arts, sciences, and industry with a series of engaging exhibits that uphold the standards set by the Illinois State Board of Education. These exhibits occupy every inch of their two-story facility, giving kids hands-on experience with concepts such as cause and effect, gravity, and motion. Painting and dress-up theaters cultivate healthy imaginations, and the infant tummy-time zone allows even the tiniest guests to flex their neck muscles and reach stuffed-animal friends. In addition to daily visitors, The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn welcomes school field trips and family birthday parties.