DuPage Children's Museum

Downtown Naperville

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Family-friendly museum filled with hands-on exhibits on how familiar objects are made, electricity, and other topics that engage young minds

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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.

Customer Reviews

My kids were in heaven!
Beth T. · April 5, 2014
This is an excellent venue for children of preschool age. You can go there many times and find new things of interest each time. We went on a cold winter morning on a weekday (school is session) and the museum was uncrowded, unhurried and very enjoyable.
Cindy A. · February 11, 2014
Learning to choose day, time of day, number of children. Made decision to buy family pass.
Sharon J. · January 17, 2014
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    Downtown Naperville

    301 North Washington Street,Naperville

    Naperville, IL 60540


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