Chicago Children's Museum ( CCM ) invites young imaginations to reign in a castle fit for royalty at their new Once Upon a Castle, now open. In this original exhibit, children hold the power to play in a castle complete with secret tunnels, a rope bridge, tower, dungeon, throne room, wizard's room, kitchen, feasting table, market and more.
The Once Upon a Castle exhibit, conceived by CCM staff and designed by Luci Creative, takes a modern approach to the familiar theme of castles. By providing this fresh take, Chicago Children's Museum is thoughtfully presenting a space in which children get to lead the boundless play possibilities.
Visitors will be inspired to dress up like royalty, guard a secret dungeon, prepare a mighty feast, sell goods in the market, search for a mystery dragon and more. Children will be able to choose from hundreds of custom-made costumes and props, allowing them the role-playing freedom to create their own uniquely individual adventures.
Once Upon a Castle will be open through May 14, and is included in museum admission ( $14 for adults and children, $13 for seniors ) and membership.