Yes! The Children’s Discovery Museum staff and media frequently take photos/videos of visitors during events which may appear on future promotional materials, websites, brochures, flyers, blogs and museum social media sites. If you are photographed, the photo may be used without your prior consent and without compensation. If you do not want your image used, please avoid the photographer or inform them that you do not wish to be photographed.
We encourage guests to document their own visits and tag the museum on personal blogs and social media, but we ask that you practice common courtesy and avoid posting photos that include other families without their permission.
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We do not have lockers, but we have complimentary cubbies available for guest use.
All children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times while in the museum. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by a chaperone of 16 years of age or older. Children age 13 and older may visit the museum without an adult and are also eligible to join the museum volunteer program.
Yes! We welcome guests to eat on our second floor in the “Landings” area!
Note: Fieldtrips and group trips are NOT permitted to eat in this space without first placing a dining reservation by calling 309-433-3455. Dining reservations for groups cost $30 per half-hour and hold up to 48 people.
On average, most families spend between two to three hours playing in the exhibits.
There are several dining options in our neighborhood! Please visit the Uptown Normal business directory for a list of local restaurants. Select menus are available at the front desk of the museum.
Yes! If you would like to leave the museum and re-enter the same day, please show your dated receipt to the front desk for re-entry.
We do not validate parking, however there are many parking spaces near the museum. Learn more about parking options here.
No, pets are not allowed in the museum. (Service animals are not considered pets.)
Please refer to our Policies and Procedures page for information regarding our current masking policy.