Archive for July, 2015

Talking about Change

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By Alix Tonsgard | DCM Early Learning Specialist

In case you have not already heard, we are ecstatic to have officially announced our grand re-opening date, September 19th! We cannot wait to have the Museum filled with families once again. One of the questions I frequently encounter when out and about at community events is, “will the Museum be different?” I think that this is partly due to sheer curiosity and partly due to parents’ desire to know what ...

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New in the Studio This Fall!

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By Michelle Gonzalez | DCM Education Department

children building with boxes in the studioAs we all look forward to the Museum’s reopening, it’s time to get excited about the new activities coming to our Studio!

Our Family Fun Friday Nights will be back throughout the school year, and we’ve added something new to begin this fall—First Friday Studio Sensations! On the first Friday night of the month you can look forward to a ...

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Nature Play

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By Alix Tonsgard, DCM Early Learning Specialist

child playing in creekSome of my fondest, most magical childhood memories include exploring at the Garfield Park Conservatory, feeding the geese and running down the hills at the Arboretum, and spending hours swimming and sifting through pebbles on the shore of Lake Michigan. While I am a born-and-raised city girl, I have always felt at home in nature and still, to this day, find the ...

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StoryWalk®

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By Alix Tonsgard, DCM Early Learning Specialist

It’s that time of year when communities all over the Chicagoland area are busy virtually every weekend with some sort of festival and rightfully so, it’s summer, the sun is shining, everybody wants to get outside and do something fun. One of the best parts of my job is getting to participate in these community events and share the power of learning through play with families all over DuPage County. One of ...

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