Inclusion and Accommodations

Children’s Museum of Illinois is an inclusive museum with facilities, offices, exhibits, services, programs, and staff accessible to all. We are proud to offer the following accommodations to anyone who can benefit from them:

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • The entire museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • Elevators serve each of the museum’s floors.
  • All bathrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible.
  • Service animals are always welcome.

Social Story

The Social Story describes each of  Children’s Museum of Illinois’ exhibits from a child’s perspective and helps families choose exhibits to visit. The Social Story, specially designed for children with developmental disabilities, is appropriate for any child who would like to know about exhibits and activities. Click HERE to download the Social Story.

Assistive Devices

The following devices are available at the museum’s admissions desk:

  • Sound-reducing headphones
  • Personal Museum schedules
  • Sunglasses

Sensory Friendly Events

Sensory Friendly Events are held quarterly on Friday evenings. Please visit our calendar for updated events and details.

The goal of Sensory Friendly Events is to provide a time where children with special needs and their families can enjoy the Museum as a whole unit in an environment that is quieter and more welcoming than during normal operating hours. 

Regular admission rates apply.

Thank you to JWA (Junior Welfare Association), Not Forgotten, and Millikin University’s College of Education for their support in making our museum more accessible and inclusive.

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