Once Upon a Castle

I got an email from the Chicago Children’s Museum that their new “Once Upon a Castle” exhibit just opened.

At first I thought, do my rambunctious boys want to play in a girlie castle? Maybe we’ll skip it. But Jack had a day off school and we were looking for some indoor entertainment so we ended up heading over this morning anyway.

I’m so glad I did.

It is NOT just for girls!

There are two massive structures to climb and play in. DSC_1060 (1)

There is dress up, but not just princess dresses, but king’s hats, swords, shields, fake horses, jester collars, and more!DSC_0004

There was gold to gather and copper goblins to drink from or pretend to steal.

hoarding gold

hoarding gold

There was also a lot of sword fighting, I loved how interactive it was! We played with many of the kids in the room.DSC_0008

And when that was done, we checked out the rest of the museum.

Building.DSC_0015 DSC_0014


Climbing.DSC_0020 DSC_0023

And so much more…DSC_1058

When it was all done, we checked out the many new food establishments in the area. Sam wanted a PB&J and refused everything else. Luckily newly opened Goddess and Baker provided!

We also sampled a few favorites, like Garrett’s popcorn and even tried a new treat from Xurro (Churros).

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