Programming

All special programs are free with Museum admission on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is necessary.

Art Adventures

Art Adventures are guided art activities that children and their caregivers can create together, take with them, and replicate at home.

These activities take place in the Adventures in Art exhibit:

  • Tue – Fri: 9 AM to noon and 1 to 3 PM

  • Sat: 9 AM to 11:30 AM and 1 to 3 PM

  • Sun: 9 AM to noon

  • Mon: Museum closed

Underwritten by:

Illinois Arts Council

Upcoming Activities

Dog Safety

Join Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy to learn safety tips for young children aimed at prevention of dog bites. Program takes places select Wednesdays at 10 AM.

Upcoming Activities

Dover Tech Play Lab

Dover Tech Play Lab is our newest program introducing young children to the basic building blocks of technology. Activities take place every Tuesday through Friday. Spaces are limited; free reservations can be made at the Museum’s front desk when you check in.

Underwritten by:

Dover Foundation

Upcoming Activities

Science Sleuths

Science Sleuths lets children become little scientists as they study evidence, make predictions, and test their hypotheses with the guidance of a Museum educator or local professional. Programming occurs select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Upcoming Activities

STEAM Explorers

Our mobile STEAM cart provides hands-on experiences and activities designed to spark curiosity and experimentation.

STEAM Explorers activities take place from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Wednesdays, as well as from 9 – 9:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays during members-only hours.

Upcoming Activities

Story Time

Story Time takes place in our Sheridan’s Books & Crannies exhibit, and includes early elementary age appropriate stories (but all ages are welcome to attend!). Current story times are Fridays at 10 AM and 1 PM.

Upcoming Activities

Theatre Games

It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and building confidence. Theatre games takes place Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Activities

Tinkering

The Museum’s Tinkering program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens when you make changes or do things differently.

Programming occurs select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Upcoming Activities