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Normal - Children's Discovery Museum

101 East Beaufort Street

Our Mission :

The mission of the Children's Discovery Museum is to inspire the love of learning through the power of play.

Our mission is accomplished by providing hands-on exhibits, classes, and programs that actively engage the visitor in experiences that stimulate imagination, curiosity, and wonder.

About Us:

Come experience unique hands-on exhibits, classes, and programs that stimulate your imagination and curiosity. A visit to the Children’s Discovery Museum located in Uptown Normal, Illinois creates a sense of wonder that excites the love of learning in children of all ages.

The Children’s Discovery Museum is a different kind of museum — where touching the exhibits is actually encouraged. The exhibits are designed for kids of any age to touch, climb on, climb into, and even take apart and put back together. It’s a liberty kids are seldom afforded in a museum or anywhere else!


CJ Conger

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This place is amazing! So much to do! Three floors of exhibits and play areas. There is a GIANT water table, two story climbing area (picture), painting area, stage with tons of costumes, and a great area for the smaller kids! We got a family pass for the year; totally worth it!

Seth Carter

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Wide variety of activities. Nice staff, changes about once or twice a year. Fun place mostly for kids, but interesting for adults too. Another plus, if you get the yearly pass, you get discounted or free entry to many other national kids museums. Definitely worthwhile.

Andrew KPro

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Excellent place to bring the kids. Three levels of adventure. The rope climb will give them something to do for awhile and wear your kids out afterwards.

Nathan Karplus

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Had a membership here for a few years. My kids both love it and spend many hours playing every time we go. The classes they have for kids are great too.

Chance Hoover

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
This place is great. For the price to get in there is so much to do. They have 3 floors that are quite spacious with tons of activities for all ages. This is a must go to place if you are looking for something fun, exciting, and educational for kids. If you are looking for something to do on a day were you can't go outside I would recommend this museum.

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