Hours, Price & Parking

ALERT: Road Closure and Traffic Pattern Change


Scroll down to view important information about traveling to the museum.

School Year Hours (September - May)


  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed (open select school holidays)

Summer Hours (June - August)


  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

General Admission Fee


  • Admission is $7 per person ages two and older.
  • Children under the age of 2 are free.
Paid admission allows access to all floors of the museum, participation in free floor programs, and allows for re-entrance to the museum at any point in the day! Visit the museum for free when you purchase a 12 month membership. View the CDM Member Brochure (PDF).

Parking & Directions


The Children’s Discovery Museum is located at 101 E Beaufort Street, in the heart of Uptown Normal. There are hundreds of Parking Spaces within walking distance of the Children’s Discovery Museum.

The best place to park is in one of the close by parking decks.

  • Parking Decks (Free for the first hour, $1/hour thereafter)
    • Uptown Station Deck: 123 W Beaufort Street 
    • College Avenue Deck: 101 W Mulberry Street
  • Three-hour Parking (FREE)
    • Parkinson Street Parking Lot: 140 Parkinson Street
View Driving Directions

Parking Map - Click image to enlarge.

Parking Map

ALERT: Road Closure and Traffic Pattern Change


As a part of the One Uptown Circle construction project, which will bring a new restaurant, office space and high end apartments to Uptown Normal, the following changes will be made to the traffic pattern between Uptown Circle and Broadway Street.

  • North Street from the Uptown Circle to Broadway Street will be one-way west bound traffic.
  • W. Beaufort Street from Broadway to the Uptown Circle will be one-way east bound.
  • The west portion of the Uptown Circle from North Street to W. Beaufort Street will be closed to traffic.
Sidewalk access to all businesses, as well as vehicular access to Normal City Hall and the Uptown Station, will be maintained. These road closures will remain in effect until further notice to allow construction access to the One Uptown Circle Project.

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Cartoon image of Uptown Normal and the Circle, and road closures due to the One Uptown Project.