Children’s Discovery Museum
The Children’s Discovery Museum of Central Illinois attracts 40‚000 visitors each year with a myriad of exhibits designed to enhance interactions between young and old and create a sense of wonder.
The hands-on experiences inside the museum include interactive replicas of a grocery store‚ post office and dental office, pizza restaurant, landfill and so much more. Perhaps the most popular exhibit is a washable wall on which visitors can paint. Touching things, taking things apart and even climbing on things is encouraged here. Children and adults learn lessons about physics, construction, biology and chemistry while having fun.
“ It’s absolutely fabulous to watch children come in with grandparents and fathers who aren’t used to interacting with children‚” Buckellew says. “The adults ask us what they should do‚ and we always say the kids will show them.”
The Children's Discovery Museum is located on East Beaufort Street in Normal, Illinois. It is open Tues. & Wed. & Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.