WHAT’S HAPPENING - DuPage Children's Museum

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Something Fun Happens Every Day

The Museum is filling every day with Daily Drop-In programming. Not only are these drop-ins super fun…each one offers its own wealth of learning and developmental benefits. Come see for yourself!

Story Time

Reading aloud is not only an enjoyable experience for children and adults to share together, but it also supports the development of early literacy skills, and fosters a lifelong love of reading. Join us daily as we embark on literary adventures, from the imaginations of Eric Carle, Mo Willems, Jane Yolen, and many other favorite childhood authors and illustrators.

Monday 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am, 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Sunday 2:30 pm

Duration: 20 minutes

Music & Movement Time

Shake, rattle, and roll. Children love music! They feel music physically and emotionally. Young children are learning that movement communicates messages and represent actions. They “think with their bodies” well before they think with words. Body movement is not only fun for children but also a good opportunity for them to solve problems. So let’s get moving, have fun, and make some music!

Monday - Thursday 10:30 am
Friday 10:30 am, 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am, 1:30 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm

Duration: 20 minutes


Explore materials, learn about process, and create some art. Bring your creativity and curiosity to The Studio where every visit is a chance to create something uniquely you. The Studio is a space where your imagination can take you anywhere. The Studio offers open-ended, multi-disciplinary arts and maker activities on a rotating basis.

Monday - Thursday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Pop-Up S.T.E.A.M. Play

Check out Pop-Up S.T.E.A.M. Play for a fun, pop-up activity that explores how science, technology, engineering, art, and math intersect. Activities change weekly and are facilitated by a member of the Museum’s Education Team. Drop by the activity cart anytime during the hour to participate. Families can take home instructions for a related activity that they can do at home to extend their play!

Sunday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Maker Play

A fun, pop-up experience in How People Make Things. Read stories that celebrate creativity, confidence, persistence, and innovation. Then, participate in hands-on activities that drive imagination and inspire participants to "make."

Tuesday 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
January 19 – March 30

Making Connections: Play with fabric, yarn, and textiles of all kinds as we create a large collaborative art piece with Artist-In-Residence Angela Lyonsmith.

Family Fun

Add To Your Museum Experience with Programs, Classes, and Events

Family PlayShop

A unique combination of a playgroup and a workshop.

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Family Yoga Drop-In

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Family Night Out

Providing an evening of play and learning for children with special needs and their families.

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Come Enjoy Some Fun-Filled Family Time!

Tinkering Camp In a Box

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Children are capable of so much! Tinkering Camp In a Box is a virtual camp that provides a unique opportunity to solve real problems to build all kinds of cool stuff. Join us for one week or all three.

Pre-registration is required.

Launch Pad

Monday, Jul 13

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Week 1: Tinkering Camp In a Box. Tinkerers will create moving, spinning, flying creations that propel their prototyping powers to the outer limits! Build unbelievable gadgets and gizmos.

Pre-registration is required.

Crazy Contraptions

Monday, Jul 20

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Week 2: Tinkering Camp In a Box. What better way to learn about cause and effect than exploring the necessary interconnectedness of all the pieces and parts that make machines work.

Pre-registration is required.

Music Makers

Monday, Jul 27

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Week 3: Tinkering Camp In a Box. Tinkerers will experiment with vibration and a myriad of musical concepts as they create their own personal collection of home-made instruments!

Pre-registration is required.


Earn Your Badge with Our Hands-On Scout Workshops

At DuPage Children’s Museum, Scouts play, learn and earn badges. A range of hands-on badge workshops, led by Museum educators, have been created specifically for Scouts. We also offer Late-Night and Overnight Adventures.

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