Explore and Soar !

Save the Date for this FREE Outdoor Event!
See below for all of the detailed information!


The 2014 Fall Fun Fest is right around the corner! Join us for a WONDERFULLY FUN time! This is a FREE OUTDOOR FAMILY EVENT! That's right, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, most everything outside the museum is no charge! Here are a few of the AMAZING things going on:


  • 50% off museum admission the day of the fest thanks to AARP, The Don Murphy Agency of American Family Insurance and Aflac!

  • Don Murphy Agency of American Family Insurance - first 500 kids get a free pumpkin!

  • The Aflac Kids Dash! REGISTER - CLICK HERE!

    • FREE for ALL participants

    • One FREE t-shirt to each of the first 50 families who register their little runner! (Additional t-shirts available for purchase)

    • The first 100 people who use the promo code AFLAC will save 10% on their t-shirt purchase! 

    • Kids Dash is a one block run (down and back) for the kids, but you can do it as a family!

  • ‚ÄčThe Advocate Children's Hospital Health Area!

  • Craft Area Sponsors

    • Oak Lawn Toyota

    • Sunlight-Tech, Inc.

    • Smashburger

    • Standard Bank & Trust

  • Jump Zone Sponsors

    • State Bank of Countryside

    • Marge Joy

  • Entertainment Sponsor (Includes Erin Yanz from Nature's Creatures!)

    • Nicole Marie Salon

  • Bingo Sponsor

    • Oak Lawn Bank & Trust

  • Train Ride Sponsors (train rides are free this year!)

    • Fannie May

    • Children's Museum in Oak Lawn Board of Directors


There will be lots of fun, fall things to do with special activities from PACE, Oak Lawn Fire Department and the Oak Lawn Police Department.  Add in face painting, raffles and games... and you'll discover a day of fun!  


Be sure to visit our event page on Facebook! (be sure to check out how you can win a two-hour private party at the museum for you and 99 of your closest friends!)


See you at the fest!





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The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a place for families to learn, explore and soar together. It's a place for children to be creative, to role play, and to build.  It's a place for parents to be the teacher in their child's life.  It's a place for discovery, learning, and fun!

The Children's Museum is funded through admissions, birthday parties and field trips.  However, this funding will only account for around 65-70% of our annual operating budget. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help keep our admission prices competitive with other children's museums and to provide quality, educational experiences for children. 

Please consider supporting the museum in one of the following ways:

- Click on the "Donate Now" button on the left and make a donation

- Donate a vehicle (call 708-423-6709 x201 for details)

- Purchase a membership as a gift for someone

- Visit our "how you can help" page (click menu item on the left) for more ways to assist


The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a stand alone 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We truly appreciate your support.