At DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM), we believe that our strength lies in diversity among the broad range of people that we serve. DCM respects, values, and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. 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. DCM regularly collaborates with community agencies and special needs organizations to assist with accessibility and programming. DCM has an All Accessibility Advisory Committee consisting of parents of children with accessibility needs and community professionals.
Kids are going to get wet in AWEsome Water. It’s a good idea to come prepared with a change of clothes. Earplugs or headphones are recommended for anyone distracted by loud noises or with auditory sensory issues.Know Before You Go
DCM staff and volunteers on the floor are in blue and red aprons. Please feel free to ask them for any assistance you may need during your visit.
These items are located at our Visitor Services Desk for use during your visit. You may check out the following with a valid picture ID:
Adaptive Equipment for use with programming or exhibits:
Bean Sprouts® is a hip and healthy café that offers a variety of choices for the entire family including those who have picky eaters, allergies, and other dietary challenges located on the lower level.
All Gender Restroom:
There is a large, family restroom on the First Floor. It is large enough to accommodate an adult-sized wheelchair.
Visitors with trained service animals are welcome in the Museum. On Third Thursdays, we also have a trained Comfort Dog in the Museum.
The Respite Room located on the first floor offers a sensory break for guests. Inside, there are matted walls, moveable seating, dimmed blue lights, and calming sensory exhibits.
Please contact Museum staff in a blue apron or check in at Visitors Services to access the room. There is also a smaller, private room located on the second level if needed.
The Respite Room is sponsored by: David and Dawn Kelsch
Third Thursday is a day each month to incorporate special resources and programming for our visitors with accessibility or medical issues. After school and early evening are often a quieter time at the Museum for family or therapeutic visits. All families are welcome at the Museum on Third Thursdays. The Museum is open until 8:00 pm.
Family Night Out
Family Night Out provides an evening of play and learning for children with special needs and their families. Admission is FREE, but registration is required.