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Standard Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM to 2PM each day
Sunday-Wednesday Closed (Private Events Only)



CHOM is a children's museum located in Freeport, Illinois.   Freeport is west of Rockford and south of Madison in northwest Illinois along the route from Chicago to Galena.   CHOM was started in 2017 with traveling exhibits at fairs, schools, and community events.   In 2019 we moved into 2 store fronts in the Lincoln Mall.   The mall allowed us to cut a hole in the wall between the stores, community members painted, volunteers built structures, and with the help of generous donations we opened in February, 2019 with over 10 unique exhibit areas.   Today we are a nonprofit volunteer run organization with tremendous community support.  We hope to see you soon.

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Our Barn needs a Cow!
New Exhibit Coming

Coming Events

CHOM Annual Meeting

February 25 from 2-4pm at CHOM

Members and non-Members are welcome to attend a review of 2022 and plans for 2023

Name the Cow Contest

Spring 23

Thanks to a generous grant from The Freeport Community Foundation, a new exhibit is coming this Spring.   To enter, visit CHOM by February 18.

Ready for School


1233 West Galena Avenue, Freeport, IL, USA


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