Day-Off Discovery
Grades 1 – 5 | One Day, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$60 member | $75 nonmember
Nothing to do with a day off of school? Come join us for a day of STEM-based fun and discovery.

High Flying Science
How do planes stay up in the air? How do they get there? Have fun learning about the science of flight as we explore physics, aerodynamics, and even some rocketry!
Tuesday, March 20 | Register Online
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 12

Friday, April 27 | Register Online
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 19

Design Engineering
Design, build, test – that’s the engineering way! Join us for some pneumatic power fun and design and build something that moves under balloon power.
Monday, March 5 | Register Online
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 25

Day-Off Discovery FAQs

  • Who is running the Day-Off Discovery camp?
    Camps are run by DuPage Children’s Museum’s (DCM’s) highly trained facilitators, all of whom have backgrounds in STEM fields. All DCM employees are fully background-checked.
  • What does a typical day look like?
    Camps run from 8 AM – 4 PM. Please be prompt. On a typical camp day, we will have activities all morning with a brief snack break, lunch and time in the Museum, then activities again in the afternoon, with a brief snack break. Snack break, lunch, and Museum time are all supervised by Museum staff. Lunch is approximately noon – 1 p.m. We reserve the right to modify this schedule as necessary.
  • Is lunch provided?
    Campers need to either bring their own lunch or have money to purchase lunch from the Bean Sprouts Café. View Café Menu. Snacks are provided by the Museum.
  • What snacks are provided?
    We typically serve a bagged snack (pretzels, Goldfish®, Chex Mix®), string cheese or GoGurt®, and a drink (juice or water).
  • What are the drop-off and pick-up procedures?
    Campers must be brought to the door of their camp by an adult. An adult must sign each camper in and out. Campers will be released after camp only to a person who is listed on the waiver.
  • Why is the Waiver so important?
    The waiver contains information that is important for the safety of your child. We will need a list of any adults you authorize to pick up your child. We will not release your child to anyone not on the Waiver form. We will ask for photo ID to verify this, if necessary. The Waiver also informs us of any allergies, both food and environmental, your child has that we may need to know about. It is especially important for us to know if your child carries an EpiPen®, as we will have an additional form that will need to be filled out.
  • What should my child wear to camp?
    Camps can be messy! Although we provide lab coats to each camper, it is recommended that they wear clothes that are considered “play clothes.” Also, there are times when activities will be happening on the Museum floor. We request that the children wear closed-toe shoes because although we always have safety in mind, things can get dropped or spilled.
  • Will I get a refund if my child is sick the day of camp?
    No refunds are given as of the day of camp. Cancellation within 7 days prior to the day of camp will be charged a 50% administrative fee. Cancellation more than 7 days prior to camp will be charged a 25% administrative fee.

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