DuPage Children's Museum

Naperville, Ill.


301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, Ill. 60540
(630) 637-8000
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday (open until 8 p.m. every Third Thursday); 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $11, $10 seniors 60+, free kids under 1

Experience a museum where children and adults learn and play together in neighborhoods of hands-on exhibits designed to promote skill development in math, science and art. Roll a ball down a ramp to explore gravity and movement in Make it Move or create a pipe structure in Built It, using real tools. Blow a bubble or splash at the water tables in Waterways and Bubbles, then dry off in the AirWorks wind tunnel. The museum also offers a special time for families of children with visual and mobility impairments to visit on Third Thursdays (5-7 p.m.) Visit the new S.M.A.R.T. Café on the lower level, where food becomes an opportunity for young children to learn about Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology. The Café environment reinforces healthy eating, with choices free of nitrates, harmful preservatives and antibiotics. School Year Hours (Begin Sept. 15): 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday (open until 8 p.m. every Third Thursday); 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdaynoon-5 p.m. Sunday.


Ongoing events

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

October 11, 2014 - February 1, 2015

Family Fun Friday Nights

October 24, 2014 - November 28, 2014

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