Children’s Discovery Museum

The Children’s Discovery Museum is an ideal place to bring children from babies all the way through sixth grade. The museum endeavors to inspire a love of learning through the power of place through hands-on exhibits. Explore innovative exhibits filled with cognitive experiences through the three flowers of experiences. Exhibits include a paint wall, a tractor, and a medical center to roleplay in!

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Thu. 9AM-8PM, Sun. 1-5PM.

School

With lots of exhibits to explore, learning labs to attend, and the Innovation Station to experiment at, the Children’s Discovery Museum is the ideal place for curious students. Pre-school aged children can experience the wonder of literacy through story telling with corresponding activities, and participate in simple science projects. Older learners may explore electricity and the world of Benjamin Franklin, experiment with engineering and matter, or be a paleontologist for the day.

supports classroom learning in:
STEM, Art.

topics covered:
Electricity, Science, Engineering, Physics, Dinosaurs, Medicine, Painting, Story Telling.

contact info
Name: Clare Dhom
Phone: 309-433-3455
Email: cdhom@normal.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Children’s Museum Lesson Plan

Children’s museums feature interactive exhibits that are designed to be manipulated by children.

The first children’s museum in the world was the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, founded in 1899. Hundreds of children’s museums have opened in the United States since then. As of 2007, the Association of Children’s Museums estimated that there were approximately 80 children’s museums in development alone.

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Children’s Discovery Museum

The Children’s Discovery Museum is an ideal place to bring children from babies all the way through sixth grade. The museum endeavors to inspire a love of learning through the power of place through hands-on exhibits. Explore innovative exhibits filled with cognitive experiences through the three flowers of experiences. Exhibits include a paint wall, a tractor, and a medical center to roleplay in!

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Thu. 9AM-8PM, Sun. 1-5PM.

Scouts

With lots of exhibits to explore, learning labs to attend, and the Innovation Station to experiment at, the Children’s Discovery Museum is the ideal place for curious scouts. Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts can explore a variety of concepts and work towards badges. Younger scouts can experience the wonder of literacy through story telling with corresponding activities, and participate in simple science projects. Older scouts may explore electricity and the world of Benjamin Franklin, experiment with engineering and matter, or be a paleontologist for the day.

supports scout badges in:
STEM, Art.

topics covered:
Electricity, Science, Engineering, Physics, Dinosaurs, Medicine, Painting, Story Telling.

contact info
Name: Clare Dhom
Phone: 309-433-3455
Email: cdhom@normal.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Children’s Museum Lesson Plan

Children’s museums feature interactive exhibits that are designed to be manipulated by children.

The first children’s museum in the world was the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, founded in 1899. Hundreds of children’s museums have opened in the United States since then. As of 2007, the Association of Children’s Museums estimated that there were approximately 80 children’s museums in development alone.

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