Special Events

Art Around You

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Family Paint Night

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Growing Up Wild!

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Jammies & Jingles

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Noon Year's Eve

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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.**

Family Fun Events


Jammies & Jingles

 
It's time to get into the Holiday spirit and celebrate the season with the Museum! The whole family will enjoy a visit with Santa and fun Holiday games, all while wearing your pajamas. 

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $7 Members
         $12 Non-Members 

Noon Year's Eve

Can't stay up till Midnight? The Museum has got you covered! Countdown to Noon with a confetti blast, face painting and noisemakers! Enjoy crafts and activities for all ages! 

Date: Monday, December 31
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $2 Members
         $9 Non-Members

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, November 10- Covering the work of Basim Magdy   
Times: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: Free with pre-registration
 

Family Paint Night

Make a date with your family at the museum for a fun- filled night of painting!

Date:  Thursday, November 26
Time:  6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, includes admission for 1 adult and 1 child
Scroll to the top of this page and click on the button to register.  


Growing Up Wild! 

Master Naturalists are members of our local community that love nature! The mission of the University of Illinois Master Naturalist Program is to provide science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards. These activities will help children connect with nature and develop an appreciation for our world’s limited natural resources.

Cost: Free with Registration

Oh, Deer!


Children explore the parts of a habitat in a physical activity.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Age: 3-7 years old
Time: 9:30–10:00 am & 10:30-11:00 am
Cost: Free with Registration


What's Wild?


Date: Saturday, December 1
Age: 3-7 years old
Time: 9:30–10:00 am & 10:30-11:00 am
Cost: Free with Registration