Free Entrance for Wheelchair Users
Chicago Children's Museum
The entire museum is wheelchair accessible. Two child-size and three adult-size wheelchairs are available, free of charge. All bathrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available in the Navy Pier parking garage. Service animals are always welcome. Chicago Children's Museum staff receives ongoing professional development to better assist visitors with disabilities and their families. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance. The Storybook Guide, specially designed for children with developmental disabilities, is appropriate for any child who would like to know on exhibits and activities. The Therapeutic Play Guide offers support to children working on their therapies during a museum visit. Utilizing the museum's rich environments, the Therapeutic Play Guide enables children to build skills in many developmental areas, including motor, sensory, language, literacy, social, cognitive and self-care. The following devices are available at the museum's admissions desk: •Sound-reducing headphones •Lap trays for wheelchairs •Personal museum schedules •Visual rule cards •Parker Program Throughout the school year, Chicago Children's Museum welcomes students with disabilities to explore the museum's interactive exhibits with specially-trained students from Francis W. Parker School as their guides. The program provides free transportation and museum admission to participating classrooms.