All special programs are free with Museum admission on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is necessary.
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
Please join us for this weekly networking group every Monday for parents and their children up to 12 months.
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.
Taking place Wednesdays from 3 – 4:30 PM and Fridays from 10 AM – 12 PM through October 6 in Habitat Park (weather permitting), this program lets children learn about seeds, weeds, worms, fruits and vegetables, and the joys of digging in the dirt and growing and harvesting plants. Master gardeners from University of Illinois Extension and other local horticultural institutions lead all sessions.
Calling all junior chefs! Join us at Kohl Children’s Museum for our Kitchen Creations program featuring farm-to-table food preparation and nutritious eating. Twice a month we will use a variety of ingredients and transform them into healthy snacks, salads, and more! Kitchen Creations will occur select Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m.
Our mobile STEAM cart provides hands-on experiences and activities designed to spark curiosity and experimentation.
Unless noted, STEAM Explorers activities take place from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Saturdays, as well as from 9 – 9:30 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during members-only hours.
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 AM.
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.