Family Fun Events

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, October 29

Come in your favorite costume and join us in celebrating the season! The Museum will be full of activities centered around this colorful time of year.


  • Leaf X-rays
  • Gourd Rolling
  • Apple Sorting
  • Apple magnets
Naperville Riverwalk Pickers
Saturday | 10:00 & 10:45 a.m.
1:00 & 1:45 p.m.
Sunday | 1:00 and 1:45 p.m.
Costume Parade at 4:45 p.m.

Art is Instrumental Grand Opening
Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12

Play, hear, and move to the sound of a variety of instruments while being surrounded by both paintings and sculptures. Enjoy special performances and activities to celebrate opening weekend!

Grand Opening Performances:

Saturday, November 11
Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music
10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

School of Rock Instrument Petting Zoo
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12
Rick Wild, acoustic guitar
1:00 p.m.

Art is Instrumental is Sponsored by: Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation, National Endowment of the Arts, and Special Events & Cultural Amenities Grant Fund.

Art is Instrumental Members Only Sneak Peek
Friday, November 10 | 4 – 8 p.m.

DCM Members, enjoy early access to the exhibit and special performances by ZAZZ – a Jazz Combo.

ZAZZ performance
5:30 p.m-6:00 p.m.
ZAZZ interactive programs
6:10 p.m.-6:30 p.m. & 6:40 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Anderson Pest Solutions Insect Zoo
Anderson Pest Solutions will bring their exotic and fascinating collection of insects, letting kids get a close-up look at some of the planet’s most unusual and interesting creatures.

Upcoming Insect Zoos | 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday, November 14

Builder Extravaganza
Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26

We’ve got the blueprints drawn up, so grab your tool belts because this weekend is built for fun.

Bubble Bash 2017 | Walk on the Wild Side
Sunday, December 31 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Ring in the new year with a Wild Adventure!

Registration Opens November 1
Early Bird Savings thru December 4

Family Fun Events are free with admission or membership.

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