Children's Hands-On Museum of NW IL

Offering an accessible, affordable, interactive, and educational environment that will inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world.

Kid's Birthday Parties at CHOM!

Schedule your child’s birthday party for up to 20 kids and enjoy the museum exhibits!

Volunteer of the Month: Lenora Luecke

Special thanks to Lenora Luecke for her hard work and commitment to the mission of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois. Thank you to Culver’s of Freeport for their recognition of the work of CHOM and sponsoring this program each month to say thank you to our volunteers!

CHOM Celebrates Apollo 11: 50 Years

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Join The Children's Hands-on Museum in Northwest Illinois in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing! Dive...

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Enjoy a jam-packed year of fun and learning as a family. Research tells us that hands-on learning experiences and exploration help children develop key skills that build a foundation for life-long success. Click here to JOIN or download the CHOM membership/donation form here.

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1233 W. Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032