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At the Intersection of Fun & Learning

Play allows kids to make new discoveries, explore new spaces, share experiences, and see themselves and their world in new and exciting ways. For 30 years, DuPage Children’s Museum has been inspiring children and their adults with experiences that encourage curiosity, discovery, and collaboration. Please consider supporting the Museum.


“The amount of materials provided, preparation, engagement, and encouragement by camp counselors, was worth every penny and more. We’ve tried a number of different camps both in person and virtual and this was by far the best camp we have ever encountered! We are so sad it is over but can’t wait to sign up for future camps!”

Tinkering Camp Participant Parent

Play to Learn At Home

"Play really is the work of childhood."
– Mister Rogers

During play, children are testing out ideas, learning and practicing new skills, and building relationships. When children seek to answer their own questions through playful experimentation, they are using critical thinking skills, and they gain a sense of understanding that makes play the most powerful tool for learning. We've curated a variety of Museum tried-and-tested hands-on activities that can be done at home to promote learning while having fun together!

Let Your Child Lead the Way Through our Exhibit Neighborhoods


“I really liked the format (having independent work times, group Zoom times to learn and check back in, etc.) and the use of technology (Zoom, Bublup). The balance of technology and hands on materials was great. The camp themes really brought out the creative side of our son!”

Tinkering Camp Participant Parent

Schools & Scouts

Hands-On Learning

Schools and groups can explore a variety of Arts & STEM Labs to spark curiosity and promote critical thinking through hands-on discovery. Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts can explore a variety of activities that will allow them to play, learn, and earn badges.


Play to Learn – Explore activities to do together!

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