Sensory Friendly

Sensory Bags:


Sensory bags are available for check out at the front desk.  These bags include noise reduction headphones, communication cards, light reduction glasses, fidget/relaxation toys, and other tools to make the museum more accessible.


Communication Tools:


A velcro Communication Tool is available for check out at the front desk.  This tool may help your child communicate the floor they would like to play on and specific exhibit.

Quiet Space:


There are multiple spaces at the museum that can be used to “cool down!”  Please ask the front desk for recommendations upon arrival or call Clare before your visit at 309-433-3455.

Service Animals:


Service animals are welcome at the Children’s Discovery Museum!  In accordance with the ADA, museum staff may ask whether a service animal is required because of a disability in order to communicate with staff and make any special accommodations.

Wheel Chair Accessible:


The Children’s Discovery Museum proudly supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and welcomes visitors of all abilities!  We provide accessible facilities for wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility-aid devices on all three floors.  For more information regarding accessible parking, please visit our parking and directions homepage
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Social Story:


The museum is currently working to create a Social Story to help visitors prepare for their visit!  Please check this page again soon for the downloadable PDF.