Are you a bit burned out by play spaces? Then help your child take exploration up a notch by engaging in STEM inspired play at the DuPage Children’s Museum. It is one of the only places I have found that addresses all elements of STEM learning in a fun way for even the littlest of learners. Here are our favorite STEM inspired elements:
Within this construction focused exhibit, kids actually become carpenters and are given all of the tools to create whatever they want out of wood and nails. All kids will focus on hand eye coordination, concentration, creativity…the list goes on and on.
Make It Move
Physics comes alive in this interactive exhibit. Kids can learn all about gravity, trajectory, balance, velocity and everything else that comes along with engineering.
Little explorers learn how they can control and manipulate water through water based play. Kids can discover how to use different and unique tools to create something, whether it is a massive bubble, slowly trickling river, etc.
Math truly is everywhere and related to everything we do, as kids will discover in this exhibit through pattern, sorting and other types of hands on activities.
An entire portion of the museum is set up to encourage artistic discovery, from the Art Studio to the countless tables set up with activities that challenge the mind to connect texture, light, sound, shape, etc. The interactive light displays are so cool it will be hard for parents to not engage and learn right along side their kids.
As a former teacher I know that it can be a challenge to provide STEM based learning opportunities for my kids when I have a million other things on my plate…that’s why I am so glad that a place like the DuPage Children’s Museum exists. We can focus on just one area during a visit or we can spend the entire day learning and discovering together. As a member of the Kohl Children’s Museum, I receive reciprocal admission to the DuPage Children’s Museum, so definitely keep that in mind when contemplating different levels of membership (and when family and friends ask for holiday and birthday gift ideas!).
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