Nurture Joyful Discovery and Learning at DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum nurtures joyful discovery and learning for young kids. Kids explore art, science, and math in a unique learning environment – inspiring curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving through play.

The Museum offers special adaptive play sessions for families of kids with disabilities and sensory processing disorders. These sessions include noise-reducing headphones, visual cues in exhibits, timers, and therapeutic play guides. Click for more.


Kids learn through play and get hands-on in this unique learning environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem-solving. With 17,000 square feet of exhibit space, there is something for everyone at DCM.

My kids loved building with blocks and arranging them to create tracks for balls in the Make It Move section that explores energy and basic physics concepts. They also love exploring how numbers represent quantity and putting Tetris-shaped soft blocks in the spots to see what fits in them in the Math Connections exhibit.

They can explore light, shadows, and colors in the Creativity Connections exhibit as well. The Young Explorers section is made with the youngest visitors in mind. After burning some calories, they can refuel at the onsite SMART Cafe which offers healthy options.


The Museum’s exhibits and programs spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage learning. They develop curiosity, thinking, and problem-solving through hands-on exploration of art, math, science, and more.

Kids can make a splash in AWESome Water, build with real tools in Construction House, and let their imaginations run wild at Story Time. There are also tons of activities for infants and toddlers in three Young Explorer areas including Creativity Connections with a Calder fish that hangs dangling objects, pyramid benches, and tunnels that allow kids to explore color, light, and shadow.

Kids can learn with their parents during Family Weekends and during special events like Bubble Bash, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve featuring a countdown with confetti, bubbles, party rockets, and other exciting activities. Families can also enjoy UNLIMITED Museum playtime with a membership. Learn more about Des Plaines here.


To nurture joyful discovery and learning, DuPage Children’s Museum offers a variety of programs. These include STEAM-based science, math, and art experiences for children ages birth to 10 and their caregivers. The Museum also provides hands-on exploration and learning experiences through its exhibits, special events, scout programs, drop-in classes, and more.

Kids can design buildings in the Rosie Revere section, test rockets to see how they fly in AirWorks, power a mobile with their bodies in AWEsome Energy, or make a colorful masterpiece in the Studio. Young Explorers areas help children develop their imagination and problem-solving skills, while Art Connections and Creativity Connections teach them new art techniques.

The Museum hosts birthday parties, day-off camps, special events, and family drop-ins throughout the year. Those with disabilities or on the autism spectrum can enjoy adaptive play sessions designed to meet their needs. These sessions feature noise-reduction headphones, therapeutic play guides, and timers.


Inspire curiosity, creativity, and thinking through play at DuPage Children’s Museum. This one-of-a-kind learning environment offers more than 17,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits that spark learning through art, math, and science.

Splash in AWESome Water, create with real tools in Construction House, and let imaginations run wild during Story Time. Kids can even work up an appetite – no need to pack a lunch. Visit the Museum’s SMART Cafe, a fueling station for body and mind.

Parties, field trips, learning labs, scout programs, and special events make the Museum more than just a place to play. Give the gift of membership for unlimited fun and learning. This museum is located right by the downtown Naperville Metra train station. Parking is free and strollers are welcome.


301 North Washington Street, Naperville IL 60540

Kids will have a blast exploring science, math, and art in this fun and interactive museum. Let them burn off energy by building things with real tools in the Build It exhibit or let their creative juices flow in The Studio. When they get thirsty or hungry, head to the SMART Cafe for food and drink. Up next is Herrick Lake.



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