Children's museums keep kids out of regular museums, where they could knock over antiquities or see a bathing lady for the first time. Use your outdoor voice indoors with this Groupon.
$17 for Admission for Four (Up to $38 Value)
Families can spend the day exploring the museum's three floors of exhibits, including interactive displays about trains and how electricity works as well as a brand new How People Make Things exhibit, open October 27, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
DuPage Children's Museum
In 1987, Louise Beem and Dorothy Carpenter were early-childhood-education specialists. Based on their combined experience—gained from teaching preschool, founding the College of DuPage's early-childhood-education program, and being grandmothers—the two friends felt that traditional methods of teaching youngsters were less than optimal at the time. Their brainchild, the DuPage Children's Museum, began that same year. The pair designed the museum's colorful exhibits to incorporate interactive and open-ended elements, which they believed more closely matched the way kids learn and naturally process information, a discovery they say has now been corroborated by findings in neuroscience research.
In that vein, the three-story museum engages young neurons with interactive art, math, and science-themed attractions. Giving little hands the chance to explore, the AWEsome Electricity exhibit bridges the gap between the electric-powered gadgets and lights families use every day to where all that nonbreakfast-based energy comes from. Kids learn how electricity gets from one place to another and what its basic units are while at play in the museum's signature hands-on spaces. Elsewhere, the Young Explorers exhibit is designed for children aged 2 and under, who develop math skills by learning concepts such as sorting and patterning and express their creativity by experimenting with color and light.
There is so much to explore, my son never gets bored. The people who work here are all very nice as well.Becky S., 10/19/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Get there early if going on the weekend; we did and were very happy we had the run of the place. :) The staff was really amazing! I don't know who had more fun, my...”
“Get there early if going on the weekend; we did and were very happy we had the run of the place. :) The staff was really amazing! I don't know who had more fun, my 7yr old or 11mo old, it is that great!”
“We took our 11 and 4 year old grandchildren and they both had a GREAT time! ”
“Its amazing there my kids loved it. It has so many exciting activities the staff is sooooooo great and so kind great environment my kids had so much fun they got all...”
“Its amazing there my kids loved it. It has so many exciting activities the staff is sooooooo great and so kind great environment my kids had so much fun they got all tired out. Definitely coming back thank you all :)”
301 N Washington St.
Naperville, Illinois 60540