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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!


Nikoli Ellis

Thursday, July 12, 2018
We took our young nephew here for a fun exciting day and it was achieved. There is so much to do for all children. He enjoyed every floor and all exhibits. This place is super interactive so dress comfortable. The staff is helpful and ready for life mishaps when children are around. We have previously taken nieces who are older, nearing the teen years and they found just as much enjoyment. The tickets are good for all day, which means you can leave, go to lunch or whatever and come back. This is a valuable part of Uptown, and a place to visit again and again.

Sheena Battles

Friday, June 1, 2018
This place is awesome. They actually make sure the stuff isn't broken on a daily basis, there's always staff walking around if you need them and there is a gift shop to take some cool things home! The kids will love acting in costumes, painting on windows, making music, moving fluffy items through clear wind tubes, building with the giant blocks, cooking, shopping, working in an ER and the best part... The two story climbing area!! It's on the second floor and has 4 entrances/exits plus stairs into the center so parents can sit and watch the kids climb if they choose!

Lily Estes

Sunday, June 24, 2018
This place is great for families! I even enjoy it just as much as my niece and nephew do. My favorite part was on the 3rd floor when they had the stage with all the costumes. It was so fun dressing my niece and nephew in outfits to put on a show. This place never disappoints!

Thomas Baker

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
This place is amazing not for the children but adults... you walk through the door and you automatically feel like you're a kid again... I hadn't felt like that in a very LONG son and I had a blast playing with everything they have there.... we will definitely be going back

Loretta Roberson

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Wanted to have a little weekend getaway for Mother's Day weekend and was deciding between Bloomington or Indy. I'm so happy we went this route. The price couldn't be beat with this choice. My husband and I and our 3 sons, ages 7, 4, and 9 months really enjoyed ourselves. Out of the 3 levels, the boys loved playing with the foam blocks on level 1 the best. They built a pretty cool house. The staff was so friendly. The gift shop had a lot of neat things too. Parking was super cheap in the parking garage. It was $2 for 3 hours. We will definitely be back again!!

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