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Naperville's DuPage Children’s Museum Stimulates Fun, Learning for Kids of All Ages

DuPage Children’s Museum, one of the largest children’s museums in Illinois, sees 300,000 visitors per year.

Did you know one of the top 10 most visited cultural attractions in the Chicagoland area can be found in Naperville?

Since its inception in 1987, the DuPage Children’s Museum, located at 301 N. Washington St., has been welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

The goal of the museum is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through interactive exhibits and programs.

The three story DuPage Children's Museum is made up of several different exhibit neighborhoods where visitors can explore art, math, science and how they work together in the world. There are also three Young Explorers neighborhoods (adjacent to our other exhibit neighborhoods) designed for children up to 24 months.

Visiting with special needs? Exhibits and program tables are child wheelchair height. Other resources include children’s books in Braille throughout neighborhoods, photo books, sensory box, therapy cuffs for strikers/mallets, and a wheelchair accessible Bubble Booth, among others.

DuPage Children's Musuem has been hailed by several prominent magazines including Forbes for Best Of The Web Pick for Children's Museum Web Sites, and West Suburban Living Magazine as Best Museum in the Western Suburbs. In 2010, DuPage Children's Museum was voted the Best Chicago Museum in the Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award competition.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The third Thursday of every month the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $9.50 per person for those ages 1 to 59. Those 60 and up are $8.50 per person. Interested in becoming a member? More information can be found here.

Free parking is available to Museum members and visitors. It’s also a quick walk from the Naperville Metra train station.

For more information, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org or call (630) 637-8000.

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