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Children's Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Hands on learning.

My grandkids love going here. They get to look and touch everything. It's kind of fun for adults... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris B
Normal, Illinois
via mobile
What a wonderful place for old kids and young kids

i just wish my boys were still kids because we'd still keep coming here. One of my favorite places... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Peru, Illinois
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“all ages”(23 reviews)
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Located in the heart of beautiful Uptown Normal, Illinois, the mission of the Children’s Discovery Museum is to inspire the love of learning through the power of play. Find three floors of hands-on exhibits, classes, and programs that actively...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
101 E Beaufort St, Uptown Circle, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3026
+1 309-433-3444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandkids love going here. They get to look and touch everything. It's kind of fun for adults too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris B
Beth W, Manager at Children's Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy you jumped right in as an adult. We encourage grownups to have fun and play in and ON the exhibits too. The best learning happens together!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

i just wish my boys were still kids because we'd still keep coming here. One of my favorite places to take a kid to learn, grow and of course have fun. The place is incredible,fun, with fantastic staff...Go there and be amazed,learn something and have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank totohandala
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I've taken my kids here since they were young. They always have a good time. I would like to see some things change and new stuff brought in but the kids do have a good time. The Noon Years Eve party was great when the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank heatherpF2162LO
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Such a wonderful place for kids. I had fun too! Lots of hands-on fun from a sophisticated fluid dynamics table (water fun for all ages) to a supermarket they can play in to climbing and building and simulations of all types. Fun for the parents...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kirk N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We take our grandchildren to the museum whenever they are in town. Good for toddlers through 10 year olds. Creative centers on each floor. Lots of imaginative play. Kids love it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VLCH
Beth W, General Manager at Children's Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience and review! We look forward to opening a new exhibit later this year, so make plans to come back during the holiday season (if not sooner).

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Take some time to visit the Children’s Discovery Museum and share in some fun with your kids or grands! Each floor offers all sorts of play, from building in the water with pipes to painting masterpieces to dressing up and performing a play on a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Took my 3yr old granddaughter to have something to do together. Let me sum up the experience by saying that she would have rather received a shot by a doctor than leave. Our time flew by, you have to be aware of the time there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank earlalexandre
Beth W, General Manager at Children's Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you for coming! We are happy your family enjoyed your time with us. Just to clarify, there is not a per hour admission. The $7 price is all day per person. Children under 2 are free. Come back soon!

Reviewed April 6, 2018

Incredible childrens' museum. Multiple activities that change regularly. Safe, clean, stimulating. llow a couple of hours.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed March 22, 2018

I took my grandkids here on our way to Indianapolis. It was a nice stop to wear off some energy. The first floor has like a town with a store, clinic, etc and it had water play. Second floor has a dairy farm, wind energy,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JoAnnA467
Reviewed March 13, 2018

each time we leave the kids start talking about "next time we visit" until we go again. They absolutely love the Imagination Theater on the third floor.

Date of experience: March 2018
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June 23, 2018|
Response from JoAnnA467 | Reviewed this property |
Price is $7 for ages 2 and older
Marsha J
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
Literally next door!
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
There's a workshop on the second floor that they may enjoy, but honestly, they will most likely be a bit disappointed. Certainly it depends on their likes, but in my opinion CDM is geared more to the 9 and under crowd.