Explore and Soar !


2014 Volunteer Recognition Event
Wednesday, July 23pm


Garden Chalet

11000 S. Ridgeland

Worth, IL

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn invites you to join us for a night of celebration at our annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. This year's theme is "Hawaii" so break out those Hawaiian shirts and get ready for a fantastic evening of food, fun, fellowship and some fun activities!  Tickets are just $25 each or you can purchase a table of 8 for $200. 

We will be honoring volunteers Ian Chaffee, Ron Maynard and Kevin Mathers with our Soaring Spirit Award for all that they have done for the museum over the years, plus other awards will be given out to volunteers who have gone "Above and Beyond" and who really give of their time to make sure that the visitors and members have a wonderful experience.

To reserve your tickets,
CLICK HERE or call Jessica at (708) 423-6709 ext 206.  


Special thanks to our current sponsors:  

  • Buschbach Insurance

  • KGM-C.S.I Complete Service Inspections

  • Quinn Mucker, Ltd.

  • Ann Willingham

  • Standard Bank & Trust

  • Cusack Insurance

If your business is interested in being a sponsor for the event and adding your name to this list, e-mail or call Amanda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (708) 423-6709 ext 204.




Now Open!!!
Nano:  The Science of Small

The Childrens Museum in Oak Lawn is pleased to announce the opening of our new Nano science exhibit. Thanks to the generosity of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (www.nisenet.org), we are able to bring you this new, educational, hands-on science exhibit. This is a little bit of a different exhibit than you'd normally see at the museum, but it was brought in with the older child in mind. Be sure to stop by and see it!






What is going on at the museum today?

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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.