Tinkering Fridays - DuPage Children's Museum

OPEN 9–4 Memorial Day | Monday, May 27

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Tinkering Fridays Drop-Off Program

Tinkering promotes creative problem solving, flexible thinking, a failure-positive mindset, and to top it off. . . it is incredibly fun! Working with other like-minded children and adult collaborators, Campers will have a chance to bring their imaginations to life.

Participants will spend the morning designing, building, and tinkering with DCM. This single day program gives young artists and makers a chance to experience the joy of making!


Location: The majority of Tinkering Fridays will be held outdoors at DuPage Children’s Museum. We will have access to outdoor work space as well as playtime in the Museum.


Adult:Child Ratio: 1:6
Group Breakdown: 8 to 10 children per group

  • Ages 4 – 7 years
  • Ages 8 – 11 years


Tinkering Friday Drop-Off Program | 9 am – Noon

Member: $40/Friday | Non-member: $50/Friday 

Pricing is per child/per Friday

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Think. Tinker. Make. Repeat!

Friday, July 15

Launch Pad | REGISTER NOW 

Launch means many things: get going, start, begin, embark on, initiate, originate, create, pioneer, mastermind, commence… Tinkerers will build unbelievable gadgets and gizmos that will reach new heights of creativity.


Friday, July 22

Crazy Contraptions | REGISTER NOW 

Have you ever heard of a Rube Goldberg machine? (Google it!) What better way to learn about cause and effect while exploring the necessary interconnectedness of all the pieces and parts that make machines work.


Friday, July 29

Let It Roll, Make It Fly | REGISTER NOW 

Tinkerers will create their own wheeled vehicles to test on a track of our very own creation! Then take flight; explore all things that fly and make the world’s greatest paper airplanes, cardboard boomerangs, gliders, and kites!

More Information

Contact Dustin Thacker, Arts & Maker Specialist


Cancellation Policy:

  • No portion of the enrollment fee will be refunded to participants as of 5pm on the Thursday before the start of the program.
  • Participants cancelling within one week (5 business days) of the beginning of the program will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations must be requested by email to edbookings@dupagechildrensmuseum.org.


This program is partially supported by: