Hours & Pricing

General Admission Fee


  • Members FREE
  • Children Under 2 FREE
  • Adults & Children $7
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).

Blue Star Museum          Free
The Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to offer Blue Star Museum benefits year round.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Simply show your military ID card at our admission desk for free admission.  Thank you for serving our country!

Museums for All               $3 Admission
Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) to encourage increased and regular museum attendance by low-income and under-served families. 

At the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal, any Illinois family that qualifies for nutrition assistance and is in possession of an EBT card (know as the Link card, WIC or SNAP) can simply present their card with a valid form of Identification, fill out the Registration Form and receive an annual Museums for All Pass.
Each visit, present your Museums for All Pass at our admission desk and receive a $3 admission for up to six people.


General Operating Hours

Day Time
Monday 9:00am-Noon (Members Only)
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00-5:00pm

2018-2019 Special Hours

Date Note
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day- Closed
Monday, January 21, 2019 9:00am- Noon (Member Monday)
Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:30am-2:30pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 Easter- Closed 
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day- Closed 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 4th of July- Closed 
Monday, September 2-8, 2019 Labor Day and Annual Shutdown- Closed 
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving- Closed
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day- Closed 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year's Day- Closed

All Hours Subject To Change

Annual Shutdown


 The museum will be closed September 2-8 for our Annual deep cleaning of the museum.