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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 - Thursday 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am, 1:30 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
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 3:30 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
April 11 – June 22

Work alongside artist Jess Graff and explore the places we live and the places we dream of through art. Schedule may vary.

Thursday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Family Fun

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

Summer Camp

Join us for LEGO® Engineering Summer Camps at the Museum!

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Tiny Great Performances

Introduce Children To The Arts In A Family-Friendly Setting!

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Family PlayShop

A unique combination of a playgroup and a workshop.
Next session begins June 5!

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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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Maker Days

Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Transportation Celebration & Touch-A-Truck

Saturday, July 27

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Come Enjoy Some Fun-Filled Family Time!

Maker Days Event

Friday, Jun 28

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Come practice your problem solving skills and explore your creativity.

Included with Museum admission or membership.

Family PlayShop

Wednesday, Jul 10

9:15 am to 10:15 am

July's Family PlayShop session begins! For children ages birth - 35 months and their adults.

Pre-registration is required.

Family Yoga

Saturday, Jul 13

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Family yoga brings mindfulness to the Museum.

Included with Museum admission or membership.

Transportation Celebration

Saturday, Jul 27

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cool vehicles to explore outside, fun activities inside!

Included with Museum admission or membership.


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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