Hours & Pricing

General Admission Fee

  • Members FREE
  • Children Under 2 FREE
  • Adults & Children $8
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

2019-2020 Special Hours

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve- Closed
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day- Closed
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Years Day- Closed 
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter- Closed
Monday, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day- Closed
Saturday, July 4, 2020 4th of July- Closed
Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving- Closed
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve- Closed
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day- Closed
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day- Closed

All Hours Subject To Change

Annual Shutdown

Stay tuned for the 2020 dates for our Annual deep cleaning of the museum.