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 $6, you get admission for two people (up to a $12 value).
- For $11, you get admission for four people (up to a $24 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.
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 introduces 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.