Use puppets at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILArrange pipes at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILCreate your own gear combinations at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILImagine you are a farmer at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILArrange moving gears at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILUse hand tools at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILFind friends to play with at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILPlay games at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILTry out a workbench at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILPlay music at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWILDecorate frames at the Children's Hands-On Museum of NWIL

Role-Play Interact Learn

The Children’s Hands‑On Museum (CHOM) of Northwest Illinois provides engaging exhibits so kids can explore everything from farming and manufacturing to music and art. Problem‑solving exercises are intertwined with play.

Grand Opening: March 22, 2019!

You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of NW Illinois on Friday, March 22, 2019 at noon at Lincoln Mall, 1237 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport. More info

Renovations are moving along on our space at the Lincoln Mall in Freeport. Here is the latest progress.

Kids Build 1 Kid's Build 2 Tot Spot

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