VISIT - DuPage Children's Museum


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Pre-Registration is Recommended

$15 Adults

$15 Children

$14 Seniors

Free Kids Under 1 Year

Free DCM Members

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Tuesday – Thursday

9 am to 4 pm


9 am to 8 pm

Saturday – Sunday

9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED on Mondays

Pre-registration is recommended.

Proof of Covid vaccination required for everyone ages 5 years and older. Masks are required to be worn by everyone ages 2 years and older. See all Visitation Policies and FAQs.

301 N. Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540




Located in the heart of Naperville


301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Navigation Note

When following Google Maps to 301 N. Washington Street, some visitors have been taken to the wrong location. View Google Maps.

Please double check that Google Maps is taking you to DuPage Children’s Museum at the corner of Washington Street and Spring Street across from
Washington Jr. High School.


Free parking is available for DCM members & visitors On our busiest days, our free lot may be full. View parking alternatives.

Ride the Metra

We’re just across the street from the Naperville train station. Ride the Metra BNSF line to the Naperville stop. View directions from train station.


Turn your Place into an Exhibit Space!

Anyone who misses DCM exhibits will be able to have similar experiences in their home. Our hands-on experiences inspire curiosity, creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, and so much more.

The Museum’s portable exhibits can be delivered to your doorstep!

  • Hosting a party with your pod? Exhibits-To-Go.
  • Running child care and can’t take a field trip? Exhibits-To-Go.
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Family Fun

Play to Learn at Home with DCM

“Play Really Is The Work Of Childhood.” – Mister Rogers

During play, children are testing out ideas, learning and practicing new skills, and building relationships.

When children seek to answer their own questions through playful experimentation, they are using critical thinking skills, and they gain a sense of understanding that makes play the most powerful tool for learning.

We’ve curated a variety of Museum tried-and-tested hands-on activities that can be done at home to promote learning while having fun together!

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Let your child lead the way through our exhibit neighborhoods

Here, kids are the experts from whom we can learn. Watch, and be proud of what they can accomplish – but don’t forget to play along yourself… You’ll be amazed with what you will learn together. Key learning concepts are presented through a variety of fun, interactive exhibit experiences grouped in themed neighborhoods, to encourage kids to make and share connections.

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Schools & Groups

Hands-On Learning

Schools and groups can explore a variety of STEM Labs to spark curiosity and promote critical thinking through hands-on discovery.




Our strength lies in diversity among the broad range of people that we serve

We are committed to providing a safe, accepting environment with unique learning opportunities for all children and families who visit the Museum. We make a special effort to accommodate our visitors with accessibility needs.

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