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Nature and Science at Wonder Works: What’s Inside?

Today we will use our senses of touch, hearing, and sight to discover what’s inside a variety of natural and human made objects. Reach inside a box and let your sense of touch tell you what it holds. Shake a container to see if you can tell what’s inside just by listening. You can look at X-rays of skeletons and…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Animals in Winter

How do wild animals survive winter’s cold? Meet live creatures that usually spend the winter in sheltered places, like deep in the soil or in rotten logs. Then help plastic and plush bugs, birds, mammals, and reptiles find safe places to spend the winter in the Great Outdoors exhibit. You can also touch real mammal furs, examine skulls and bones,…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Collecting Nature

Young children and their adults can learn about the natural world when they collect rocks, fossils, shells, bones, seeds, cones, or other objects produced by nature. At our Collecting Nature program, you can view, touch, sort, classify, learn about, and play with our nature collections from around the world. You can also jump start your own collection: Sift through the…


Love Bug Dance

Celebrate an evening of love, friendship, and family with your little “Love Bugs” at DuPage Children’s Museum during our family Valentine’s Dance. Groove out with Bach to Rock’s family-friendly DJ, indulge in tasty treats from Fiammé, remember the evening with special photo ops, explore a variety of fun activities, and play in the Museum’s exhibits. $10 | DCM Member (age…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Transportation Works

Let gravity do the work as you race toy cars down ramps. Then let spinning wheels propel toy cars in to loop-de-loops around a battery powered raceway. Take your turn as engineer for an O-scale model railway, and then assemble trains to run through our GeoTrax village. The play dough table will be set up as a construction site, with…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Seashells and Sharks

Let’s find out what lives in the salty sea! You can sift shells from sand and touch colorful shells from around the world. Then stare into the tooth filled jaws of preserved sharks and collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived long ago. There will be lots of plastic and plush sharks and other sea life in the Great Outdoors,…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: What’s Inside?

Today we will use our senses of touch, hearing, and sight to discover what’s inside a variety of natural and human made objects. Reach inside a box and let your sense of touch tell you what it holds. Shake a container to see if you can tell what’s inside just by listening. You can look at X-rays of skeletons and…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Animals in Winter

How do wild animals survive winter’s cold? Meet live creatures that usually spend the winter in sheltered places, like deep in the soil, in rotten logs, or under water. Then help plastic and plush bugs, birds, mammals, and reptiles find safe places to spend the winter in the Great Outdoors exhibit. You can also touch real mammal furs and bird…


Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Collecting Nature

Young children and their adults can learn about the natural world when they collect rocks, fossils, shells, bones, seeds, cones, or other objects produced by nature. At our Collecting Nature Program, you can view, touch, sort, classify, learn about, and play with our nature collections from around the world. You can also jump start your own nature collection: Sift through…


Bubble Bash: A Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration! Families can spend time together creating lasting memories, taking part in special activities, grooving to live music, exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and counting down to Noon! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 18th year, has become a holiday tradition for families. EARLY BIRD SAVINGS THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER…


Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Cafe, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in Museum exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. $15 | DCM Member (age 1+) $25…


Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum

Families are encouraged to come in costume and celebrate the colorful fall season during Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum. This family-favorite event includes musical performances, unique creation stations, a touch-a-tractor, and more! • Scoop and squish in gooey pumpkin guts • Build a FrankenBuddy • Bring your own pumpkin to the DIY pumpkin makerspace • Pump up your hairdo…