Wonder Clubs - DuPage Children's Museum

Wonder Clubs

Spark children’s curiosity and open up a world of wonder! DuPage Children’s Museum will collaborate with your organization to provide the tools and training to help you facilitate hands-on STEAM learning experiences for your school-aged children with easy-to-implement lessons.

Research shows that out-of-school time is a critical space for children to explore their curiosities (Children spend 95% of their lives outside of school!), but not all children have access to high quality STEAM learning opportunities. Through partnership, DCM can support organizations in building their own internal capacity to reach students where they are (at organizations!) through hands-on, student-driven learning, providing children with an opportunity to wonder and explore.

 

At A Glance

Who: Wonder Clubs are for any organization that provides programming for school-aged children, PreK – Grade 5, outside of school hours.

Where: Wonder Clubs take place at your organization.

When: These clubs are intended to take place anytime outside of school hours including after school, weekends, and summer.

How: DuPage Children’s Museum provides the materials and trains your organization to lead engaging hands-on curriculum.

The Museum's Role

DCM will Provide:

  • Training for facilitators
  • Easy-to-implement lessons
  • Materials for 25 students/club
  • At-home science kit for families
  • On-site support as needed
  • Family Field Trip to DCM
Your Role

Partners will Provide:

  • General support including recruitment, record keeping, and communication with families
  • Dedicated time to run the program
  • Space to facilitate the program
  • Staff 
Explore Curiosity

Wonder Club Curriculum

Empower children to explore their curiosity and foster a sense of wonder. Learning experiences will build on the themes and practices from The Questioneers book series by Andrea Beaty.

Children will participate in engineering design challenges in Iggy Peck’s Design Workshop (PreK–K), student-driven science investigations in Ada Twist’s Experiment Lab (Grades 1–3), or explore science and math through art in Aaron Slater’s Art Studio (Grades 4–5). Each Wonder Club theme consists of six to ten lessons.

More Information

Questions?

Jenny Flowers, Sr. Manager Student Learning & Community Engagement

jflowers@dupagechildrensmuseum.org or 630.637.8000 x1340

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