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DuPage Children's Museum
301 North Washington Street
Naperville, IL, 60540



Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Fri, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm




DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum

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DCM has carefully chosen to limit exhibit subject matter to science, art, math, and where they intersect. These areas are ideal vehicles to encourage critical thinking because they are process oriented, relate to every day life, and naturally interest children.

DCM is committed to developing original exhibits to encourage self-directed exploration. Each exhibit is designed to be inviting and approachable without reliance on reading. Concepts are presented through multiple exhibit experiences grouped in themed areas to encourage young explorers to make connections.

“Play is the work of childhood.” - Jean Piaget

DuPage Children’s Museum believes learning occurs through real-world experiences with objects and people. The basic idea of learning-by-doing goes on at the Museum every day. This concept is what education specialists call “constructivism” based on research by renowned child development theorists such as Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. While learning is not the goal of play, learning happens anyway.