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Dupage Children's Museum

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Address: 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone Number: (630) 637-8000
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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Get a membership, great place for the kids!!

Members for 5 years, great for under 10 yrs old. All hands on, many varieties of thought process for kids to use with the exhibits. Eating area downstairs, can bring your lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Members for 5 years, great for under 10 yrs old. All hands on, many varieties of thought process for kids to use with the exhibits. Eating area downstairs, can bring your lunch or snack. Free parking. Water works area best at end of visit - may need to dry off. Math, science, engineering all touched on without kids knowing it.... More 

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chicago suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

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
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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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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
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7 attraction reviews
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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
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72 helpful votes 72 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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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
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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
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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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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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