Hours, Price & Parking

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, July and 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.
Click here for: CDM Member Brochure

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.

Details


  • Parking Decks ($1/hour)
  • Uptown Station Deck: 123 W Beaufort St., Normal, IL
  • College Avenue Deck: 101 W Mulberry St., Normal, IL
  • Three-hour Parking (FREE)
  • Parkinson St. Parking Lot: 140 Parkinson St., Normal IL

Driving Directions


Uptown Normal is an exciting place to be as it undergoes an amazing redevelopment. The following directions to the Museum and parking lots reflect the most up-to-the-minute information. Directions may change- so visit this page often to ensure you have the latest details that make your drive here as enjoyable as possible!

Methods of Transportation


  • View if traveling to the Museum by Bus
  • View if traveling to the Museum by Car
  • View if traveling to the Museum by Train

Parking Map

Parking Map