Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the DuPage Children’s Museum is located in Naperville and has three floors of interactive exhibits designed to ignite the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science.
In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers unique events, such as their annual family friendly New Year’s Eve Bubble Bash taking place from 9 am – noon on Sunday, December 31, 2017. This year’s theme is a Walk on the Wild Side in which participants will be able to make a vest to decorate with stickers as they travel through each station, weave a beautiful collaborative canopy, contribute to the firefly fluorescent sky, build a fort, construct a raft to float down the stream, move to the beat of African drums, let out a roar to the countdown to Noon confetti celebration. The cost for members is $20 per person. Non-members pay $25 per person
The museum also offers up innovative programs for schools called Learning Labs. These age-appropriate lab R.A.T.S. (Radical Approach To the Subject) programs were developed to help students learn integrated science, math and art concepts through open-ended exploration. The labs support curriculum and address Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. The Learning Labs serve over 25,000 students a year in over 40 school districts and offered both at the DuPage Children’s Museum as well as on-site at the schools.
The Museum is also committed to providing its services to those families who might need some financial assistance. They offer the Family Access Membership (FAM), a reduced-cost membership, to qualifying families.
For more information about membership and all the events and programs happening at the DuPage Children’s Museum, visit their website.
Dee Dee McDevitt, Director of Marketing & Sales
Thomas Sullivan, Director of Education & Programs