Gift the JOY of Play…
Can I purchase tickets on-site at the Museum?
No. All tickets must be purchased online a minimum of 1 week in advance. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please call (630) 637-8000 if you require assistance.
Cancellations received a minimum of 72 hours before reserved session will be eligible for a refund or reschedule. No refund will be issued for cancellations within 72 hours of the reserved session. All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Face masks are required to be worn over the nose and mouth by everyone ages 2 years and older at all times while in the Museum.
How many people can attend a Private Play Time session?
A maximum of 20 people can attend a Private Play Time session. Both children and adults count toward that total. Infants under 12 months do not count toward the limit of 20.
A minimum of 1 adult per 10 children must accompany the group during the entirety of the visit.
Can I use Passes or Coupons for Private Play Time?
No. Private Play Time is considered a special event and passes and coupons can not be used.
Why do members have to pay for Private Play Time?
Private Play Time sessions are exclusive events, separate from regular Museum admission.
What safety protocols is the Museum taking to keep everyone safe?
Your safety is our top priority. To help provide the safest play experience possible, we’ve enhanced our already robust procedures:
After each session:
Is food allowed in the Museum?
With advance notification, guests may bring in and enjoy food in designated spaces. Refrigeration and paper products will not be provided.
Will all of the exhibits be open?
Some exhibits will be closed. This includes AWEsome Water and Bubbles. DCM reserves the right to close exhibits as needed for the safety of our guests.
Can my child play in other Museum exhibits?
Only Museum exhibits included in your Private Play Time experience will be available for your exclusive exploration.
Private Play Time participants are asked to perform a COVID-19 self-assessment prior to coming to the Museum.
If you or anyone in your small group are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, please stay home: