Playing at the Tinkering Lab (Courtesy Chicago Children's Museum)
Geared to children under age 12, this Navy Pier museum includes a hands-on art gallery, "Skyline" where kids learn how Chicago’s tall buildings stay standing and the "Dinosaur Expedition" where kids dig for bones. Daily 10 am-5 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm. Admission $14.95; seniors $13.95; free for members and children under 1. Free for all 15 and under first Su of the month.