The mission of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois is to Inspire all children and families to learn, explore, and create through interactive experiences.
The Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois has joined Museums for All, a signature access program to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.
Come in & Explore!
Get away from the gadgets and have some real hands-on fun together exploring our interactive exhibits. And it’s okay for grown-ups to play too.
The Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois (CHOM) appoints Sarah Flashing as the museum’s new executive director.
Uncle Mike from Pint Size Polkas helps families at CHOM celebrate the fantastic European tradition of Oktoberfest. Learn a little bit of the German language, a craft, and learn about the history of polka music. Join us for this fun musical program that's fun for all...
Visit CHOM from 10 am til 2 pm on September 21 to “LEAVE” your mark on our CHOM tree! Join the fun! Bring your whole family to place your hand print on our CHOM Tree. Make a donation and enjoy refreshments and add to the new fall colors of CHOM! Take home your child’s handprint ready for framing!
Recommended donation: $10 per person / $50 per family.