Special Events

Noon Year's Eve Fun Kit

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Noon Year's Eve Fun Kit

Can’t wait to say “good-bye” to 2020? Order a Noon Year’s Eve Fun Kit from the Children’s Discovery Museum. Each kit will include materials and instructions for one individual to create their own party crown, confetti popper and sound sandwich. Kits can be picked up between Dec. 21 and 31.

Cost: $5 per kit 

Family Paint Nights

All participants will be required to wear a mask for the entirety of the program. Classes will be limited to 5 adult/student pairs. Each program will need a minimum of 2 adult/student pairs to run.

These programs are designed for a child and a caregiver to attend and enjoy making something together.

Join us for a fun opportunity to create and paint together as a family! Each family ticket (1 adult & 1 child) includes 2 canvases that you will keep, any art making supplies needed for the activity, and guided instruction every step of the way. No prior painting experience is required! Please fill out our COVID-19 Waiver Form(PDF)

Ages: Children in K-5 grade and an adult
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $35 Members / Museums for All
          $40 Non-Members

Jan. 12
Feb. 9
March 9
April 13
May 11

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. 
Tour University Galleries LIVE virtually from the Museum! Each child will be required to wear a mask ,will receive a set of sanitized materials to create their own work of art. Each date there are two sections of the same program. 
Please fill out our Child Information Form (PDF) and our COVID-19 Waiver Form(PDF). 

Age: 7-10 years old
Dates: TBD
Times: 9:00am-Noon and 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: Free with pre-registration