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Dupage Children's Museum

Address: 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone Number: (630) 637-8000
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Ranked #4 of 37 things to do in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
chicago suburbs
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We live within 40 minutea of this museum and never really thought to visit. I took my new 3 year old and almost 2 year old here with my mom. Both my boys are runners, so first and most important suggestion is to have 1 adult to 1 toddler. It would be easy for someone tobleave with your child if... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have visited Dupage Children's Museum several times with our grandchildren. They are always excited to go and there are plenty of activities to interest them. Within the past year, the museum added an informal cafe in the basement. It is very popular.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lots of hands on things for the kids. Loved letting my son just wander and explore everything. Plan on spending a couple hours here.

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Naperville, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took my 4 year old here in December… he had a lot of fun! Lots to see, do, and experiment. I think the entrance fee is a little high, but we had a Groupon :) You can put your stuff in the communal coat room or get a decent locker for .50 cents (bring quarters). They have smaller lockers too,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took my Grandson to the Dupage Children's Museum in Naperville and this attraction surpassed all of our expectations. It isnt really a "Museum", rather a super activity center. Kids are "Hands ON" with some 350+ activities. Highlights for my grandson was the water fall with nets and retrieving floating balls and ducks, the Wind tunnell where 40 MPH winds... More 

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

OK, so here is the bottom line. This is a great place for your young child to explore many hands on exhibit. I took my 6 year old grandson. He took off and went from one exhibit to another. Everything is hands on interaction to some greater or lesser extend. I followed him around enjoying giving him some guidance but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The weather is getting cold, this is the PERFECT place to take the kids! You could EASILY spend the whole day here! They often have very FUN activities in addition to the fixed areas such as the "build it" area where your kids can build great things with a hammer/nails, also the "water" area where they have a large water... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The children's science museum is an great way to see and share an exciting time with your Grand kids. We took our 2.5 and 4.5 year old boys. Playing with the water toys and the excellent air flow tubes area were a highlight for the younger boy. The electrical area and tubes of balls held the 4.5yr old interest for... More 

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Can be busy on weekends when it is raining, but very great place to explore for all ages. Nice area to store items you don't want to carry all the time. Great staff to help if needed. Well maintained.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We just spent many hours at DCM. Our grandchildren ages 7and 5 had a awesome time. It was great fun for us as grandparents to see the children having so much fun! We took a break and went out for lunch. They wanted to return and we stayed until closing at 4:00. My only suggestion would be to have better... More 

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