Adaptive Play Time - DuPage Children's Museum

Adaptive Play Time

Adaptive Play Time provides a modified environment for play and learning for children with disabilities, on the autism spectrum, and/or sensory processing disorders and their families. 


Finding places for the whole family to play without stress can be difficult, but these times allow guests to experience the Museum in a less stimulating environment with limited attendance.


Masks are required for everyone age 2 years and older. During Adaptive Play Times, an exception can be made for a child with a medical or sensory issue that prevents them from wearing a mask.

Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Attendance is limited.
  • No food is allowed in the Museum. The Café is closed and water fountains are not in use.
  • 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.
  • The Adaptive Play Time schedule is subject to change as we navigate the safety challenges presented by COVID-19.
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Sunday, September 26 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

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Saturday, October 16 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

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Admission*: $15 Adults | $15 Children | $14 Seniors | Free Infants under 1 year and DCM Members 


*Financial Assistance is available. Learn More!

Following CDC Guidelines

Current Cleaning Procedures

  • Loose parts and hand-held objects are wiped down with a hydrogen peroxide based disinfectant solution or dipped in a disinfecting bleach solution and then rinsed/dried (twice per day and as needed)
  • Mats and exhibit surfaces are cleaned and disinfected with a hydrogen peroxide based disinfectant as needed and at the end of each day using an electrostatic sprayer
  • Mouth bins are located in each area, regularly checked, and items are cleaned and disinfected before returning on the floor
  • Areas are vacuumed regularly throughout the week
  • Bathrooms and other high-touch surfaces are disinfected and cleaned regularly throughout the day (about every 2 hours)
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Safety Measures & Reminders

  • Guests age 2 and older must wear a mask over their mouth and nose
  • Guests should maintain a social distance of 6 ft. or greater from non-household individuals during their visit
  • Guests should utilize sanitizer wipe stations and/or hand sanitizer as needed throughout the event


Guests are asked to perform a COVID-19 self-assessment prior to visiting. If you or a family member are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, please stay home:


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • If you have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with or who has symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days

Questions regarding Adaptive Play Time?

Contact Laura Diaz,
Community & Family Access Specialist or
630-637-8000 x4800