About the Museum


Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration is an interactive, hands–on museum for children of all ages. The Museum has a Swedish focus; however, the story of Swedish immigration parallels that of many other groups who left the old world behind and forged new lives in America.

viking_boatBrunk Children’s Museum of Immigration, located in the Swedish American Museum Center, offers children the chance to experience immigration firsthand. They will engage in a myriad of historical tasks in a century–old Swedish farmhouse, or stuga, replicated in authentic detail. Here they can milk a cow, set a table for dinner, bring in fire wood, etc.

A 20-foot immigrant steamship will take visitors to America, where they will learn about life in a pioneer log cabin.

Admission to the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration is free with Swedish American Museum general admission. Most of the facilities are wheelchair accessible.

School Tours take place between 9 a.m and noon, Monday through Thursday, and can be scheduled with Stacey Nyman, the Education Manager, at 773.728.8111. ext.26.



General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Store:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640


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