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Due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to suspend on-site K‒12 field trips and youth group visits until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our communication as we learn more. In the meantime, we continue to support your instructional goals through our online classroom resources and virtual field trips. Subscribe to our free Teacher E-News for the latest resources and opportunities.


Images from FashioNext teen design program throughout CHM

Teen Design Program


In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the FashioNext program connects teens with local teaching artists to learn the fundamentals of fashion design as well as the role of fashion in history. Participants work through a series of design challenges, inspired by the Museum’s costume collection, to develop their fashion design skills and create original pieces that help share their stories. These pieces are then showcased in the FashioNext Expo at the Chicago History Museum. Learn more.


Children’s Program

Park Voyagers

CHM is a proud participant in the Park Voyagers program. The program creates a unique opportunity to bring Chicago children and city museums together. Learn more.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories