We spent the evening at DuPage Children’s Museum to share in the excitement of the grand opening of AWEsome Water, the popular water play section in the museum! There are a few new water sculptures:
One copper pipe structure hanging from the ceiling that sprinkles water on a transparent dome that kids can stand under…
and a wheel with various cranks and button pumps to propel the sculpture and fill up water jugs, which dump onto the sculpture.
There’s a large and winding water table with tons of balls and toys the fascinate and entertain all of the kids that are sure to crowd around.
Against one side of the exhibit is a magnetic wall with a curtain of water streaming down across the top so you can place water slides and gears to channel the water.
Kids also have the opportunity to use push brooms to clean up and push bubbles and water around the floor. They were completely engrossed!
If your kids want a break from the water area, the bubbles are still around the corner!
I was really impressed with the non-slip flooring in the space and placement of drains. We never felt like we had to watch our footing, despite the high volume of water circulating throughout the exhibit. The kids felt free to explore and make a mess without all of us having to worry about anything.
The wind and electricity sections of AWEsome Energy are big hits too! There were some parts of those exhibits that were new to us, such as the power and load hands on station.
When I told my kids we were going to DuPage Children’s Museum today, they immediately associated it with being little and thought they outgrew it. It was actually quite the opposite! They have wonderful memories of going there when they were younger, but enjoyed it in a more in depth way now. We ended up spending over two hours there and didn’t even cover everything! So I wouldn’t discount it, even as your kids grow older.
30th Birthday Splash Event
The Museum’s official 30th birthday is Saturday, June 24, 2017, with a huge birthday celebration taking place the entire weekend at DCM, June 24 – 25, 2017. Museum members and guests will enjoy a ton of activities and entertainment on both days. Activities include Ice Chalk, Bubble Blower Art, Rubber Duck Excavations & Ducky Meet ‘n Greet, Face Painting, Giant Kerplunk, Messy Sensory Stations, DJ, Photo Booth, mini cupcakes donated by Whole Foods Market while they last, and a Giant Confetti Celebration at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be different live entertainment on each day. On Saturday, June 24, enjoy two performances of Ben’s Bubble Show at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, June 25, Mr. Freeze will put on a show at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.