Benefit Ball - DuPage Children's Museum

Celebrate the Power of Play…
During our Virtual Play Soirée!

We wish we could come together to celebrate DuPage Children’s Museum and host our annual Benefit Ball. Unfortunately, the world’s current circumstances don’t allow for that, but while our doors may be closed, DuPage Children’s Museum is still—very much—open for business. We’ve adapted and taken our work to children and families where they are now…at home.

And we still need your support.

Invest in the Power of Play

Now – June 20, 2020

Just imagine if 400 DCM supporters invited 10 friends to join in and support the Museum? The result would be thousands of people investing in the Power of Play and supporting our steadfast efforts to deliver quality learning experiences that engage young minds and create joy.  

Join us today and impact thousands of children by making a gift, starting a team, or joining the team of another DCM supporter! We’re premiering a new opportunity for supporting the Museum: a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Event that will allow all supporters to encourage their friends and networks to support us too.

Join the Cause!

More Ways to Play

Saturday, June 20, 2020

On Saturday, June 20, 2020 we’re bringing our gathering to you…at home. At 7:00 p.m. we’ll gather on Zoom to celebrate and raise our glasses in tribute to the resiliency of DCM. We’ll hear from our institutional leaders about our future and our continued efforts to see that all children have access to important early learning experiences. We’ll present our Great Friend to Kids Award to Theresa Hawley, First Assistant Deputy Governor, Education, for the State of Illinois.


Celebrate with DCM Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

Join the Zoom call here!

Meeting ID: 899 9801 6422
Password: 212903


Silent Auction items and Raffle Prizes add even more fun and excitement to the night!

Bidding Begins Thursday, June 18 at Noon



Contact Sony Anand

2020 Great Friend to Kids Award Recipient

Theresa Hawley

DuPage Children’s Museum has selected Theresa Hawley as the recipient of the 2020 Great Friend to Kids Award (GFTK). This award honors those that make outstanding contributions toward enriching the lives of children.

Theresa has 25 years of experience in developing programs and systems that support the school readiness and social competence of young children in poverty. She is an expert in early childhood development with broad, deep knowledge of effective strategies for supporting the development of children with high needs ages birth to five and their families.

Read on…

At DuPage Children's Museum

We Value...

Creativity, Curiosity, and Community

Open-Ended and Self-Directed Learning

Social Engagement and Accessibility for All

Child-Adult Learning Partnerships


As we enter a new era, the Museum team is reimagining the way we support learning through play. We ask you to enter a creative space where you can help us Keep the Play Growing.

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