Make it a day to remember and host a one of a kind party at DuPage Children’s Museum. Have a blast celebrating, playing, and even learning together in the Museum’s unique exhibit neighborhoods.
Party Amenities Include:
- UNLIMITED time in the Museum
- 90 minutes in private party room
- Special birthday shirt for birthday child
- FREE admission coupon for each child for a return visit
- Bubble machine, sound system, and party lights in room
- Table coverings provided
- Party toolbox containing candles, lighter, cake knife, pizza cutter, tape
- Bins to conveniently store and transport gifts
- Colorful wristbands to identify party attendees
Packages, Options, & More
Save 10% on all weekday parties!
- Up to 16 guests
16 Museum Admissions Included
$192 Members, $228 Non-Members
- Up to 24 guests
24 Museum Admissions Included
$288 Members, $346 Non-Members
- Up to 36 guests
36 Museum Admissions Included
$432 Members, $518 Non-Members
- Up to 48 guests
48 Museum Admissions Included
$576 Members, $691 Non-Members
- Up to 60 guests
60 Museum Admissions Included
$720 Members, $864 Non-Members
- More than 72 guests
- S.M.A.R.T. Food Options!
Make the day even easier with delicious food options, made fresh to order from our very own S.M.A.R.T. Café. We’ll even clean-up, to free you up to focus on fun and adventure.
View menu options & pricing
Additional food options available from our preferred vendors. You are also welcome to bring your own food; a nominal $25 hospitality fee will apply.
- Museum Party Activities & Favors
Thinking Putty Party Activity
Send your guests home with a fun party favor they made. The putty activity uses Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, a silicone based putty that will never dry out. Each party guest will get there own mini tin of putty to customize by mixing colors and effects. Effects include GLOW-ifier, SPARKLE-izer, and SHIMMER-izer.
Thinking Putty Party Activity | $3/Thinking Putty
Party Helper Required | Age restrictions apply
Museum Party Favors
Color changing cup with little bubbles – $5/Favor
- Party Helper
Give yourself more time to spend with your guests by having a Party Helper. A Party Helper will help with set-up, serve food, keep things tidy, and assist in keeping the party running smoothly. Make your day easier with a Party Helper!
- Party Policies
- The use of latex balloons, confetti, silly string, or similar products is prohibited in the Museum.
- One adult is required for every six children.
- Alcohol is not permitted.
- Once you have confirmed the date with a $100 deposit, your party is booked. Deposits are non-refundable for a change of date within 14 days of scheduled party date. Parties more than 14 days away may be rescheduled, without penalty, for a future date within 3 months of the original party date. Cancellation of party will result in a forfeiture of deposit.
- Who is counted ?
Who is counted in the number of guests for my party package?
The number of guests in each package includes the birthday child, their family, and every guest age 1 year and up.
- Can I use my membership?
Can I use my membership or my guests’ memberships towards admission for the birthday party?
No. Memberships, coupons, and special passes may not be used as entrance for birthday parties. However, you do get a discounted rate on birthday parties with your DCM membership.
- Preview Party Room
If you would like to set up a time to see the party rooms, please contact our Party Coordinator at 630-637-7644
Please note: All of our party rooms include the same amenities. Room placement is based on package size. The reservation of a specific party room is not available.
- When do I pay?
When do I pay the balance of my birthday party?
Payment in the full amount due is required before leaving the Museum the day of the party. The Museum has the right to charge the credit card on file for any unsettled balance at the end of the birthday party date.
Do I need to be present when my guests arrive?
No. If you have scheduled a pre-play or are setting up your party room, the front desk can send your guests to play until you are ready for a party announcement.
Can I bring in my own food?
Yes. There is a $25 hospitality fee that is added to parties that bring in their own food. If you bring in your own cake and no other food, you WILL NOT be charged this fee.
Is catering available through DuPage Children’s Museum?
Yes! The Museum’s S.M.A.R.T. Café offers delicious food options, fresh to order.
View menu options and pricing here.
Can you provide refrigeration for food or drinks I bring?
Due to limited space, we are able to offer fridge and freezer space only for cake and ice cream. We recommend bringing in a cooler with ice to keep outside food and drinks cold.
- Party Helper
Is there a staff member available to help facilitate the birthday party?
Yes, a birthday party helper is available to help facilitate your party for a fee of $50. If you choose not to reserve a helper, a staff member will provide a few check-ins to make sure the party is running smoothly and be available for questions. If you would like to reserve a party helper, you will need to do so at the time of booking.
When can I start decorating?
The Party Room will be available 15 minutes before the reserved time for setup/decoration. Additional decorating time may become available at the discretion of the Manager on Duty.
Prices are subject to change without notice.