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Maker Days at DuPage Children’s Museum

Come practice your problem solving skills and explore your creativity through a variety of “maker activities” at DuPage Children’s Museum. Create with unique materials alongside guest makers in The Studio’s Makerspace, write and craft your own book, tinker with Wild Little Machines, build with wheels in the Construction House, draw with 3D Doodle Pens, and more! Making is one of the strongest…


New Year’s Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle

Celebrate 2019 at Chicago’s Greatest Family New Year’s Eve Bash on Monday, December 31st with 2 seatings to choose from – our 4 PM “Early Bird” seating and the “Grand Gala” seating from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year’s Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $10 in Game Play, 4…


Toy Drives and Donations in the Western Suburbs to Spread the Cheer

It’s holiday time and teaching children ways to give is especially meaningful around the holidays. We have an extensive list of toy drives and donations throughout the western suburbs. Participating in toy drives or making donations can be a wonderful way for children to spread goodwill to others. There are many organizations accepting new, unopened toys, as well as monetary…


Train Day Celebration

Join DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) for a special Train Day Celebration. In addition to visiting DCM Express, the Museum’s new pop-up train experience, children can get an up-close look at a model train. Scouts from Venture Crew 57 will be on-site to show off their impressive model train and answer questions. Young train enthusiasts can also create art with ink…


DCM Express

All Aboard The DCM Express! Trains have rolled into DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM)… Roll them fast, roll them slow, roll them around the curve and watch them go! It’s no secret that kids love trains. But what may not be as visible are the vast learning opportunities that take place within train play. Problem solving, creativity, imagination, spatial reasoning, fine…


College of DuPage STEM-CON

STEM-CON is a FREE public outreach event designed to inspire and educate middle and high school students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, workshops, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about careers from researchers, industry representatives, and STEM educators. More information can be found at our…


WWECC Family Day of Play

Family Day of Play is an opportunity to recognize the importance of early learning and play as a vital component in the growth and development of children. Join other families for a fun morning of activities for young children. This FREE event will feature activities for children & resources for their parents. Children, parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and community members…


Santa’s Mistletoe Market

SANTA’S MISTLETOE MARKET Santa’s Mistletoe Market! Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event! A fun festive event you don’t want to miss! Craft show, kids activities and games, visits with Santa, live entertainment, food vendors, caroling and more! Sunday December 3rd 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hampshire Middle School 560 S. State St., Hampshire, IL 60140…


Art is Instrumental Grand Opening

Be the band. Be the conductor. Be the artist! Prepare to be immersed in an interactive exhibit where art and music collide. Art is Instrumental, the newest exhibit at DuPage Children’s Museum, will have visitors moving to the beat of their own drum…literally. Enjoy special performances and activities to celebrate opening weekend! Saturday, November 11 Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music…


“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups

Have you heard of The Kindness Rocks Project? Per their website, their goals are to “inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way” and to “recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.” How to Make a Kindness Rock Find a smooth stone and paint with acrylic…