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“Must see for kids”

Children's Discovery Museum
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Normal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 engage both child and adult visitors in experiences that stimulate imagination, curiosity, and wonder. The Children’s Discovery Museum’s values: A safe, fun, inclusive and engaging environment. Variety of learning experiences that address all learning styles. Flexibility of thought, and adaptability of behaviors, to allow for meeting individual needs and wishes. A powerful play experience, and a passionate staff, to assist in the development of the whole child surrounded by healthy relationships, healthy families and a healthy community.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 March 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, and a climbing structure that goes to the third floor. Third floor is for the arts. It has window painting, stage performing, puppet show, art studio, music making and more. My grandkids could have spent hours and hours there. They loved it and it was worth the $7 each.

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Reviewed 14 March 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.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Enjoyed all the various features offered on three floors and could easily spend an afternoon. Even though our little one was too young for most, she would watch us enjoy playing! Waiting until at least toddler age would have been much more interactive for the price though.

Thank BuffaloBug
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Beth W, Manager at Children's Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

We offer separate programs for children as young as 3-12 months and their caregiver. Keep an eye on our website for registration information. It's called "Love and Learn." Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a GEM in the Town of Normal. By far, one of the best investments in family fun. Certainly more for the age range of less than 10 years of age, but even older children can find something to entertain them while the younger children have a blast on all three levels of this wonderfully interactive play station.

Thank Chris M
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