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DuPage Children’s Museum

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301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
630.637.8000 https://dupagechildrens.org/

October 2017

Drop Off and Play

October 27, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$30

Drop the kids off and enjoy a parents’ night out. Skip the babysitter and let your little ones play, learn, and eat dinner at the Museum. Pre-Registration is required. Online registration deadline is the Monday prior. Siblings $5 discount. Children must be potty-trained to participate

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Fall Festival

October 28, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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included in admission

Come in your favorite costume and join us in celebrating the season! The Museum will be full of activities centered around this colorful time of year. Be sure to catch performances by the Naperville Riverwalk Pickers! Saturday | 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. | 1:00 and 1:45 p.m. Sunday | 1:00 and 1:45 p.m. Activities: Leaf X-rays, Gourd Rolling, Apple Sorting, Apple magnets, Costume Parade at 4:45 p.m.

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December 2017

Bubble Bash 2017 Walk On The Wild Side

December 31, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$20 – $25

Ring in the New Year with a WILD family adventure at DuPage Children’s Museum! Don a pith hat and make a vest to decorated with stickers as you travel through various stations. Weave a beautiful collaborative canopy, contribute to the firefly fluorescent sky, build a fort, construct a raft to float down the stream, move to the beat of African drums, let out a roar at the countdown to Noon confetti celebration*, and more. No passports are needed for this…

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April 2018

Third Thursday

April 19, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2018 at 8:00 am

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$10 – $12

Third Thursday is a day each month to incorporate special resources and programming for our visitors with accessibility or medical issues. After school and early evening are often a quieter time at the Museum for family or therapeutic visits. All families are welcome at the Museum on Third Thursdays. Each Third Thursday the Museum is open until 8:00 p.m.

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May 2018

DCM Express

May 1, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 14, 2018

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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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 motor skills, dexterity, and communication skills can all be practiced while playing with trains. Catch the train while you can,…

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Train Day Celebration

May 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 13, 2018

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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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 pads and train wheels, enjoy special additions to existing exhibits including Zip Tracks and train cars in Ramps & Rollers,…

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August 2018

Back To School Special Needs Play date

August 16, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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Museum Rates Apply

Back to School Special Needs Play Date is designed for families of children with special needs and friends to enjoy an evening out with other families before settling in for the school year. In addition, it’s an opportunity for families that are in the same season of parenting to connect  and children to make new friends.

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October 2018

Pajama Party at DuPage Children’s Museum

October 13, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$10 – $15

Put on your favorite PJs and join us for an evening of comfort and creativity. Enjoy exclusive playtime in the Museum's exhibits and take part in a variety of fun activities including: Hey Diddle Diddle Slingshots, Jack Be Nimble Obstacle Course, Three Little Pigs Architecture Challenge, Rub A Dub Dub Make a Toy for the Tub, Little Bo’ Peep Scavenger Hunt, and a poppin' late-night snack. Then, end the evening with a bedtime story time.

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Breakfast Book Club with Llama Llama

October 20, 2018, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$15 – $20

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast and then experience a special story time with the character "Llama Llama." Stay and play after the Museum opens. Each ticket includes Museum admission.

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December 2018

A Fun Family NYE at DuPage Children’s Museum

December 31, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration at Fun Family NYE 2018! Families can spend time together exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, taking part in special activities, listening to live music, creating lasting memories, and more! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 17th year, has become a holiday tradition for families and is an important fundraiser for the Museum. This year, Fun Family NYE is excited to present Duke Otherwise as the live entertainment! Duke…

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June 2019

Maker Days at DuPage Children’s Museum

June 28, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:00 am

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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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 ways for children to learn and grow.   This event is sponsored by Patti and Robert Buenz. All activities are…

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July 2019

DuPage Children’s Museum Touch-A-Truck

July 27, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) is gearing up for the family-favorite Transportation Celebration with a Touch-A-Truck, now in its fourth year. On Saturday, July 27, the whole family - kids and kids at heart - can learn about and touch an assortment of vehicles and explore different ways to move by land, water, and air. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. visitors can get up-close to a variety of vehicles that are often read about in children’s stories. Explore vehicles big…

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October 2019

Pajama Party

October 11, 2019, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Put on your favorite PJs and join us for an evening of comfort and creativity. Explore the Museum’s exhibits and a variety of pop-up activities. Then wind down with bedtime stories. Have your stuffed “friend” or blanket tag along for the fun! Teddy Bear Clinic – DuPage Medical Group | 4:30 – 6 p.m. DJ & Instrument Petting Zoo – Bach to Rock Fort Building Use your imagination and construct something cozy using building sets, blankets, and more! Mini-Makers: Friendship…

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Family Night Out for Families with Special Needs

October 19, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Family Night Out provides an evening of play and learning for children with special needs and their families, focusing on the autism spectrum and other sensory processing disorders as well as physical disabilities. Finding places for the whole family to play without stress can be difficult, but this after-hours event allows for a time to experience the Museum in a calmer, less crowded environment. Some lighting and sound will be muted, and additional sensory activities and cool down spaces will…

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Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum

October 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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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 with fun, temporary styles from KidSnips • Touch-A-Tractor | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm • And more!

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November 2019

Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

November 9, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 16, 2019

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Café, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in the Museum’s exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday prior to the event or until sold out. Due to the event being catered, no tickets will be available at the…

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Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

November 9, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 7:30 am

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$15 – $25

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 | Non-Member (age 1+) Character created by James Dean. Art © James Dean

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December 2019

Little Miss Ann

December 7, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating indefinitely

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Introduce children to the arts in a family-friendly setting with a Tiny Great Performance™ at the Museum! Little Miss Ann is bringing her down-to-earth, yet upbeat, interactive and energetic performance to DuPage Children’s Museum. Ann Torralba aka Little Miss Ann is an award winning kids musician, a former Chicago Public School teacher, a mom, a veteran instructor at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, and a first generation Filipina-American. Enjoy two, 20-minute performances at 10:00 and 10:45 am Tiny…

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Teddy Bear Clinic

December 13, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Bring your favorite stuffed toy to the Museum for a check-up from the team at DuPage Medical Group to ensure they are in the best of health!

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Maiden Street Dancers

December 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Introduce children to the arts in a family-friendly setting with a Tiny Great Performance™ at the Museum! Experience the excitement of traditional Irish dance performed by the Maiden Street Dancers. Maiden Street Irish Dance Academy offers an opportunity for students to expand their dancing skills in a creative and fun environment. Since 2007, the school continues to focus on the traditional forms of Irish Dance and stresses the simple elegance of the Irish music and culture. Maiden Street is a…

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

December 31, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$15 – $25

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 8! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Wendy & DB : The award-winning Children’s Music Duo will have you and your children singing, dancing,…

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January 2020

School of Rock Music & Movement Time

January 10, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Join School of Rock Naperville for a rocking Music & Movement Time! Shake, rattle, and roll. Children love music! They feel music physically and emotionally. Young children are learning that movement communicates messages and represents actions. They “think with their bodies” well before they think with words. Body movement is not only fun for children but also a good opportunity for them to solve problems. So let’s get moving, have fun, and make some music! This drop-in program is included…

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Tiny Great Performances

January 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Tiny Great Performances™ brings professional and community performers to the Museum to promote a life-long love of the arts in children and their families. Performances feature a plethora of subjects including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, and more. Tiny Great Performances are designed to be an integration of play and performance. Visitors are welcome to stop, listen, watch, and/or participate. We strive to provide opportunities for interactive experiences with performers and to inspire creativity and curiosity. Tiny Great Performances are included with Museum admission.

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Dog Tales with Chloe the Comfort Dog

January 16, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Tails will be wagging when Chloe joins us for Story Time at the Museum! During this program, Chloe and her handler Sue will share some of their favorite story books about our four-legged friends and more! Chloe is a trained Comfort Dog through Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.

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Jigglejam “A Musicfest for Children”

January 18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Introduce children to the arts in a family-friendly setting with a Tiny Great Performance™ at the Museum! Get ready to wiggle, JIGGLE, and giggle to Jodi’s Jigglejam “A musicfest for Children.” Since receiving her MSW in 1982, Jodi Koplin has been creating her unique style of FUNtastic, interactive music which sparks imagination & promotes self esteem. It’s sure to be a playful, fun, silly, and whimsical show! Enjoy 20-minute performances at 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. Tiny Great Performances™ bring professional…

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Tiny Great Performances

January 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

One event on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Tiny Great Performances™ brings professional and community performers to the Museum to promote a life-long love of the arts in children and their families. Performances feature a plethora of subjects including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, and more. Tiny Great Performances are designed to be an integration of play and performance. Visitors are welcome to stop, listen, watch, and/or participate. We strive to provide opportunities for interactive experiences with performers and to inspire creativity and curiosity. Tiny Great Performances are included with Museum admission.

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Community Cares

January 25, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Give the new year a great start and join us for Community Cares at DuPage Children’s Museum. We’re teaming up with local organizations to give children and their families opportunities to give back to their community in a fun, interactive way.

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Family Night Out for Families with Special Needs

January 25, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Family Night Out provides an evening of play and learning for children with special needs and their families, focusing on the autism spectrum and other sensory processing disorders as well as physical disabilities. Finding places for the whole family to play without stress can be difficult, but this after-hours event allows for a time to experience the Museum in a calmer, less crowded environment. Some lighting and sound will be muted, and additional sensory activities and cool down spaces will…

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February 2020

Tiny Great Performances

February 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

One event on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Tiny Great Performances™ brings professional and community performers to the Museum to promote a life-long love of the arts in children and their families. Performances feature a plethora of subjects including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, and more. Tiny Great Performances are designed to be an integration of play and performance. Visitors are welcome to stop, listen, watch, and/or participate. We strive to provide opportunities for interactive experiences with performers and to inspire creativity and curiosity. Tiny Great Performances are included with Museum admission.

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Tiny Great Performances

February 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

One event on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Tiny Great Performances™ brings professional and community performers to the Museum to promote a life-long love of the arts in children and their families. Performances feature a plethora of subjects including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, and more. Tiny Great Performances are designed to be an integration of play and performance. Visitors are welcome to stop, listen, watch, and/or participate. We strive to provide opportunities for interactive experiences with performers and to inspire creativity and curiosity. Tiny Great Performances are included with Museum admission.

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Love Bug Dance

February 13, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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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 1+) $13 | Non-Member (age 1+) Register Today!

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Tiny Great Performances

February 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

One event on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Tiny Great Performances™ brings professional and community performers to the Museum to promote a life-long love of the arts in children and their families. Performances feature a plethora of subjects including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, and more. Tiny Great Performances are designed to be an integration of play and performance. Visitors are welcome to stop, listen, watch, and/or participate. We strive to provide opportunities for interactive experiences with performers and to inspire creativity and curiosity. Tiny Great Performances are included with Museum admission.

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