Special Events

Noon Year's Eve

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Art Around You

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Sensory Friendly Night

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**If you don’t see the program you would like to register for, it may be full. Please sign up on our wait-list and we will notify you if a spot becomes available or if we have added an additional section to the class.**

Noon Year's Eve

Can't stay up 'til midnight? The CDM's got you covered! Countdown to Noon with a confetti blast, face painting from 9:30-11:30am and noisemakers! Enjoy crafts and activities for all ages too! Don't miss this family tradition as you ring in the New Year!  Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

Dates: Tuesday, December 31 
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $2 Members/Museums For All 
         $9 Non-Members 

Books and Bots

Join the Normal Public Library on select Friday's as they showcase some of the amazing tech toys you can check out from the Library! Enjoy hands-on fun, the chance to sign up for a library card and the opportunity to check out books.
Dates: 
    Friday, December 20
     Friday, January 17
     Friday, February 21 
Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE with paid Museum admission


Art Around You: Exploring Contemporary Art in the Community 



The Children’s Discovery Museum has been awarded The Mirza Arts and Culture grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Inc. (IPCF) which helps fund this program. 
 
Visit University Galleries and participate in a scavenger hunt to help you discover the style and media used to create works of art. Then return to the museum where you will explore these styles and media as you create your own art.
Please fill out our Child Information Form (PDF)

Age: 7-10 years old
Dates: 
    Saturday, February 8
    Saturday, March 7
    Saturday, April 25 
Times: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: Free with pre-registration

Sensory Friendly Night 


It’s a family night of play for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other sensory processing differences!  Experience all three floors of interactive exhibits and a comfortable and inclusive environment.

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Cost: Free with pre-registration 


Family STEM Night presented by teens from Unity Community Center 


Join us for some fun, hands-on STEM activities for the family!  Teens from Unity have been working all semester with CDM staff and ISU mentors to learn new STEM concepts that they have turned into activities to teach our guests.

Dates: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: Free with paid Museum admission