Bronzeville Childrens Museum

Welcome

Welcome To Bronzeville Children’s Museum.
Welcome to the Journey!

VISIT

Our philosophy of building children's minds is reinforced by a unique guided tour format that emphasizes the educational message each exhibit is designed to achieve.

Join the "You Are What You Eat" tour to learn about healthy eating and working out while having fun!

Learn about African American inventors changing lives such as Lewis H. Latimer, inventor of the long-lasting filament in the light bulb and Garrett A. Morgan, inventor of the traffic light.

Journey to our "S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)" tour. Your mission is to discover how your world is surrounded by S.T.E.M.

Illinois-Service Federal Savings and Loan Association: Be a banker and learn about the history of the founders.


Learn about Provident Hospital, the first African American hospital in the country. Learn about Dr. Daniel Hale Williams who performed the first successful open heart surgery operation.

Learn to shop for healthy meals at the Jewel-Osco grocery store.

ABOUT BCM

The Bronzeville Children's Museum is the first and only African American children's museum in the country.
Bronzeville Childrens Museum

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy of building children's minds is reinforced by a unique guided tour format that emphasizes the educational message each exhibit is designed to achieve. We believe that this format is critical to ensuring that the hands-on play experience imparts knowledge, and that our children remember what they learned and not just that they had time to play.




OUR EXHIBITS

The exhibits are designed for children ages 3 to 9. You may select from one of the following one hour tours:

• You Are What You Eat tour to learn about healthy eating and working out while having fun!

• African American Inventors Changing lives: In our ComEd gallery you can take a journey in time to visit African American inventors who made great inventions that changed our lives for the better. Learn about great inventions for Beauty products, computers and great medical science discoveries and cures. Inventors like Benjamin Banneker from the 17th century to today's Apple computer Engineer Donna Augusta.

• Journey to our "S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)" Tour where your mission is to discover how your world is surrounded by S.T.E.M. Let your imagination take flight on a journey to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

• Tour of Bronzeville Landmarks. Take a tour and learn about the people and landmarks of historic Bronzeville where you can become a banker or a doctor. Some of Chicago's most famous and influential African Americans from professional athletes, musicians to political leaders came from Bronzeville.

To schedule a class trip, please call us at 773-721-9301




NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The Bronzeville Children's Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Bronzeville Childrens Museum

The Bronzeville Children's Museum was founded on August 20, 1993. Named after Bronzeville, where African Americans settled in Chicago after coming from the South. In this area, they created a booming business, cultural, political and residential center known at first as Black Metropolis and later as Bronzeville.


HOURS OPEN:

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Closed Sunday & Monday for Special Events


TOUR HOURS:

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M.
Last Tour: 2:00 P.M.


ADMISSION:

$5.00 per person

FREE Admission for MEMBERS


Please call us at (773) 721-9301 for Reservations & more info

In honor of Black History Month, ABC7 is showcasing the achievements of African Americans.

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A Community Jewel: Peggy Montes'

Bronzeville Childrens Museum
Published: Chicago Defender Newspaper

"Peggy Montes, founder, president and visionary of an important African American institution." – Defender/Worsom Robinson

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Stay-At-Home Dad: Bronzeville Children’s Museum not typical

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Peter Ludwig (right) and his pal Marty demonstrate their art skills at the Bronzeville Children's Museum. | Howard A. Ludwig~For Sun-Times Media

Published: May 22, 2013 6:14AM, By Howard A. Ludwig

"Museums commonly are associated with learning. Exotic exhibits open our eyes to objects of historical significance. Well-thought-out displays teach onlookers about different cultures or scientific breakthroughs.

Children’s museums don’t play by the same rules.

I’ve been to countless children’s museums, and they are really just indoor playgrounds. Children are unleashed into a world of grocery stores stocked with plastic food, make-your-own-music stations and splash-ready water tables.

The climate-controlled museums are a godsend during inclement weather. The hands-on displays keep kids busy and engaged. I don’t know how much learning goes on, but that’s not my reason for visiting.

I thought all kids’ museums operated this way until last week when I visited the Bronzeville Children’s Museum."

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Tuskegee Airman visits the Bronzeville Children's Museum

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"Perfect timing! As the film "Red Tails" creates a buzz at the box office, Major Welton I. Taylor, a real Tuskegee Airman kicked off Black History month by speaking to children about his experiences as a pilot at the Bronzeville Children's Museum. Here, Taylor holds up a picture of himself as a young airman."

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bronzvlle@aol.com (773) 721-9301 9301 SOUTH STONY ISLAND AVENUE, CHICAGO ILLINOIS, 60617

TUESDAY - SATURDAY TOUR HOURS:
10:00 A.M. , 11:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M., and Last Tour at 2:00 P.M.


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Join our effort to bring African and African-American history to life for young people through a tax–deductible sponsorship.
MEMBERSHIP FORM
Please download, print and fill out the form above. After completing the form, please mail it with your enclosed check to:

BRONZEVILLE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 9301 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617




Join our effort to bring African and African-American history to life for young people through a tax–deductible sponsorship.
Thank You,
Peggy A. Montes
Founder and President

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