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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.


Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois

1233 W Galena Ave
Freeport, IL 60132

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Hours & Admission

Thurs: 2pm – 6 pm
Fri – Sat:
10am – 2pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm


Admission Ages 2 and up: $6.00

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OktoberFunFest: October 12 at CHOM

OktoberFunFest: October 12 at CHOM

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...

“Hands-On” Tree Fundraiser | Sept 21, 2019

“Hands-On” Tree Fundraiser | Sept 21, 2019

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.

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1233 W. Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032