DuPage Children's Museum, Naperville, Illinois
301 N Washington St, Naperville, Illinois 60540| Map |
The DuPage Children's Museum, located outside of Chicago in Naperville, is a space for young children to play and learn about the arts, science and math.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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Fun for the kiddies !Flag review
We have been going to the DuPage Children's Museum for many years. It is a great place to take small children from toddler age to about 12 years old. There are plenty of hands on exhibits and things for the kids to play with. My son who has Autism, loved watching the chain reaction exhibit, over and over again. There is a water play table and a large bubble exhibit. There are two floors, but not much to do on the second floor. It is a great place to spend a few hours especially on a chilly winter afternoon.
Tips for Families
Don't miss standing in the big bubble, my kids love this! The wind tunnel is super cool too. If you are lucky, you can find groupon or living social deals to save on admittance to this museum. They also offer classes and camps for kids as well as a place to have a birthday party.
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If your kids love Kohl Children's Museum, they'll love this place even more. Doesn't seem as big as Kohl, but it is jam-packed with activities and creative things kids can do for hours and hours. Spread across two floors and a lower level for parties and food, this place is quite spacious inside. There's the usual gift shop as you come in, but the exhibits are everywhere, even in the lounge area on the lower level. Even the outside of the museum is interactive. A train track overhead has a crank that lets you move an old-fashioned "seesaw style" train car above. Near the beginning of the museum is a wood shop area with real tools: saws, hammers, and nails and piles of scrap wood for kids to make stuff with h...
I bought a Groupon for this museum months ago and just used it yesterday, two days before expiration. The building is very colorful and easy to spot, with plenty of parking available if you get there early. There is a lot for kids to do in here. There are stations that would appeal for any age range up to about 10 and it seemed there were kids interested in all of it. After we had been there for a bit though the place really filled up and it was almost a little too busy. We will come here again, but probably first thing on a Wednesday morning. We had a few favorite areas. There was a drum room with various things to bang on, a giant water station with a bubble play area, places to build with things like bloc...
Great place to spend a rainy day (although it tends to be less crowded on nicer days). I wish they wouldn't charge admission for adults since it isn't really for us...lots for kids to do, though. We had a membershi...
Took the kids here for a few hours yesterday. The hands on exhibits are amazing. My 2 and 3-year-old were so entertained by everything. They were a bit overwhelmed at first. The chi...