$17 for Visit for Four at DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville (Up to $38 Value)

Downtown Naperville

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Like horses, children grow up extremely fast, always need new shoes, and get a feel for their surroundings by licking them. Grant the Mona Lisa a reprieve with this Groupon.

$17 for Four Museum Admissions (Up to $38 Value)

Regular museum admission ($9.50 for guests younger than 60 years old; $8.50 for guests 60 and older; children under 1 get in free) grants access to all three floors of exhibits, except special events and field trips.

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.

Reviews

Like most children’s museums, the focus here is encouraging your children’s creativity and curiosity through hands-on experiences.

Tara Burghart, Go West Young Mom, 12/28/10

Favorite common activities between all my kids- wind tunnel, water table, bubble play area, glow sticks, and the shadow photo chamber.

sara m., Yelp, 5/18/11
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    Downtown Naperville

    301 N Washington St.

    Naperville, Illinois 60540

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In a Nutshell

Children's museum covers three floors with exhibits designed to inspire wonder & creativity while engaging tykes in hands-on learning

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 24th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 4/28/12. Not valid on 6/24/12, 9/3/12-9/16/12, or 10/8/12. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for birthday parties, special events, field trips, or membership. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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