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DCM Express

All aboard the DCM Express! DuPage Children’s Museum has created a mini pop-up experience featuring trains that will be stationed in the Museum for a limited time only.


DCM Express is NOW OPEN through September 1, 2019.


It’s no secret that kids love trains. But what may not be as visible are the vast learning opportunities that take place within train play. Keep scrolling to learn more…

An open play environment like DCM Express is where social skills are really galvanized. Children are learning about sharing, working together, negotiating, and conflict resolution - valuable lessons that help us negotiate the world we live in.

Thomas Sullivan, Director of Education & Programs, DCM
Fun & Learning

Train Play is Powerful

Children Can Practice:

  • Playing together
  • Sharing & taking turns
  • Empathy for one another
  • Solving problems
  • Being creative

What Can Adults Do?

  • Observe
  • Play with your child
  • Ask questions:
    What would happen if…?
    Where is your train going?
    What could you try differently?
A Window into Child Development

More About Train Play...

Check out this blog written by DCM’s Early Learning Specialist, Alix. In DCM Express, you will most likely bear witness to all stages and types of play. Here’s what you might expect to see… Read Blog