On our last day together as a family before G's work ramps up, we headed to Navy Pier. We had yet to go with V since she came to Chicago last October. I had high hopes for a warm day, but when it was only in the 50s, the Chicago Children's Museum quickly stood out as an ideal indoor destination.
Spothero helped me find a parking spot near Navy Pier for $9 vs. $25 at the pier. It was only a half mile (or shorter) walk to the museum. When you enter the gift shop, you walk upstairs (or take the elevator with a stroller) to pay for your admission ($14 per person over 12 months). Lucky for us, children get free admission on the first Sunday of the month!
Kiddos will have plenty to keep them occupied at the exhibits, and while it was a bit crowded on this day, it was never unenjoyable. Among our favorite stops was the Dinosaur Expedition, where you can uncover dino bones! We weren't able to try out the Tinkering Lab because it was to capacity when we went, but we explore every other exhibit at the museum.
It was a successful, fun-filled family day, and I hope it's not too long before we have another!