Hours & Pricing

Regular Hours of Operation

Day Hours of Operation
Monday - Members Only 9 a.m.-noon
Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p. m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

2023 Special Hours and Days Closed 

Date   Hours of Operation 
Sunday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day Closed
Monday, Jan. 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 9 a.m.-noon
Monday, Feb. 20 Presidents' Day 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, April 9 Easter Sunday Closed
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day Closed
Saturday, June 3   Closing at 3 p.m.
Monday, July 3   Closed
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day Closed 
Saturday, Aug. 12   Closing at 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day Closed
Tuesday, Sept. 5 annual cleaning Closed
Wednesday, Sept. 6 annual cleaning Closed
Thursday, Sept. 7 annual cleaning Closed
Friday, Sept. 8 annual cleaning Closed
Saturday, Sept. 9 Playla Open for event only (tickets required)
Sunday, Sept. 10 annual cleaning Closed
Monday, Sept. 11 annual cleaning Closed
Friday, Oct. 27 Halloween Hoopla Closing at 2 p.m.; reopening at 6 p.m. for event only
Thursday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day Closed
Friday, Dec. 1 Jammies & Jingles Closing at 2 p.m.; reopening at 6 p.m. for event only
Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Closed
Sunday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Closed
Saturday, Dec. 30 Noon Year's Eve (Eve!) Event Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for event only
Sunday, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Closed
Monday, Jan. 1 (2024) New Year's Day Closed
Monday, Feb. 12 (2024)   Closed
Tuesday, Feb. 13 (2024)   Closed
Wednesday, Feb. 14 (2024)   Closed
Thursday, Feb. 15 (2024)   Closed
Friday, Feb. 16 (2024)   Closed

Preparing for your visit:

  • Please review our  Policies and Procedures, including our current masking policy.
  • Please use hand-sanitizer or wash your hands as you enter the Museum and begin your visit.
  • If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please visit us another day. 


General Admission Fee

  •  Members FREE
  • Children Under 2 FREE
  • Adults & Children $10

Paid admission allows access to all floors of the museum, participation in free floor programs, and allows for re-entrance to the museum at any point in the day! Visit the museum for free when you purchase a 12-month membership. View the CDM Member Brochure (PDF).

Blue Star Museum          Free
The Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to offer Blue Star Museum benefits, all year round. Active military families can receive up to 6 free admissions each visit, when they show their ID card at our admission desk. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 participating museums across America. Thank you for serving our country!

Veterans          $5
The Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to offer US Veterans half-priced individual general admission for themselves when they present their Veteran’s ID card. Thank you for serving our country!

Museums for All               $3 Admission
Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) to encourage increased and regular museum attendance by low-income and under-served families. 

At the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal, any Illinois family that qualifies for nutrition assistance and is in possession of an EBT card (know as the Link card, WIC or SNAP) can simply present their card with a valid form of Identification, fill out the Registration Form and receive an annual Museums for All Pass.  
 Each visit, present your Museums for All Pass at our admission desk and receive a $3 admission for up to six people.

All Hours Subject To Change