DuPage Childrens Museum
March 14, 2013 11:22AM
The DuPage Childrens Museum is at 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Parking is free. Wheelchair accessible. For hours, admission and membership packages, visit dupagechildrensmuseum.org or call (630) 637-8000. Tiny Great Performances, Family Fun Friday Nights and other events listed are free for Museum members and/or with Museum admission, and no registration is required. Creativity Classes require pre-registration and separate fees.
Tiny Great Performances, Family Fun Friday Nights and other events listed are free for Museum members and/or with Museum admission, and no registration is required. Creativity Classes require pre-registration and separate fees.
To May 2
Good Show! Gallery: Fantastic Creatures More than 100 masks of imaginary beasts, birds, bugs, robots, dragons and other “Fantastic Creatures” created by local children will be on display at DuPage Children’s Museum. The artwork is a part of the “Children’s Imagination Art Project,” a year-long project at DuPage Children’s Museum to demonstrate that interactive art experiences can help develop the same cognitive skills in young children that are essential to math and science learning. For those who want to join the mask-making fun at home, DCM will be launching a downloadable “fantastic creature” mask-masking site beginning March 1.
To April 13
100 Artist & Celebrity Mask Auction: The “100 Artist & Celebrity Mask Auction” will be live online. One hundred beautiful clay masks, autographed by leading celebrities and designed by professional artists, will be open for bidding to raise funds to support the educational mission of DuPage Children’s Museum.
Monotypes, Studio Drop-in: Paint an image on plexi-glass and transfer it to paper using the monotype printing process.
6-8 p.m., Family Fun Friday Night: Enjoy math activities throughout the Museum.
Reductive Print Process, Studio Drop-in: Roll out paint onto plexi-glass and work back into the paint using Q-tips, mat board strips and other tools to create a unique printed image.
4-5 p.m., My Five Senses, Start in Literacy Series Class (Ages 4-6): Can you hear that? What does that taste like? How does that feel? What colors do you see? Does that smell good? Inspired by My Five Senses by Aliki. Exercise the senses that children use to explore the world around them! Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Member/Child Partner $15, Nonmember/Child Partner $21.
10 a.m.–Noon: Insect Zoo by Anderson Pest Solutions: Have you ever wanted to get nose-to-nose with a praying mantis? Pet a giant pumpkin millipede as long as your hand? See how far a giant lubber grasshopper can jump? Find out how, as nature’s recyclers, these insects contribute to our environment. Open to all ages and free with Museum admission or membership.
5-7 p.m., Third Thursday
Third Thursday is a time designated for families of children with special needs to enjoy the Museum.