Hours & Pricing
|Day||Hours of Operation|
|Monday - Members Only||9 a.m.-noon|
|Tuesday||9 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m.-5 p. m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m.-8 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m.-8 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|Date||Hours of Operation|
|Sunday, Jan. 1||New Year's Day||Closed|
|Monday, Jan. 16||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||9 a.m.-noon|
|Monday, Feb. 20||Presidents' Day||9 a.m.-noon|
|Sunday, April 9||Easter Sunday||Closed|
|Monday, May 29||Memorial Day||Closed|
|Saturday, June 3||Closing at 3 p.m.|
|Monday, July 3||Closed|
|Tuesday, July 4||Independence Day||Closed|
|Saturday, Aug. 12||Closing at 3 p.m.|
|Monday, Sept. 4||Labor Day||Closed|
|Tuesday, Sept. 5||annual cleaning||Closed|
|Wednesday, Sept. 6||annual cleaning||Closed|
|Thursday, Sept. 7||annual cleaning||Closed|
|Friday, Sept. 8||annual cleaning||Closed|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Playla||Open for event only (tickets required)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||annual cleaning||Closed|
|Monday, Sept. 11||annual cleaning||Closed|
|Monday, Oct. 2||Closed|
|Tuesday, Oct. 3||Closed|
|Thursday, Nov. 23||Thanksgiving Day||Closed|
|Saturday, Dec. 24||Christmas Eve||Closed|
|Sunday, Dec. 25||Christmas Day||Closed|
|Saturday, Dec. 30||Noon Year's Eve (Eve!) Event||Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for event only|
|Sunday, Dec. 31||New Year's Eve||Closed|
|Monday, Jan. 1 (2024)||New Year's Day||Closed|
General Admission Fee
- Members FREE
- Children Under 2 FREE
- Adults & Children $10
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, all year round. Active military families can receive up to 6 free admissions each visit, when they show their ID card at our admission desk. 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 participating museums across America. Thank you for serving our country!
The Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to offer US Veterans half-priced individual general admission for themselves when they present their Veteran’s ID card. 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.