About DuPage Children’ s Museum
The mission of DuPage Children's Museum (DCM) is to ignite the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science. DCM respects all children and their ability to learn and use the power of play as a basis for constructing knowledge. Its vision is to create a world where there is time and a place for all children to reach their full, unique learning potential through hands-on play.
Exhibits and programs are developed using a Constructivist Philosophy. Constructivism places emphasis on the learner rather than the teacher or facilitator. The learner will use her or his environment to gain an understanding of concepts. DCM incorporates constructivism into its exhibits and programs because it results in meaningful interactions that draw on a child's interest and curiosity.
The Museum serves an average of 300,000 visitors a year from all 50 states with the majority visiting from a seven-county area (DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, and DeKalb) in an award-winning institution in Naperville, Illinois.
Artist-in-Residence Program Overview
The Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for children and families to observe, learn, and interact with a professional artist. Artist and children will share in a collaborative and open-ended process of creating an artwork together to be publicly displayed in a business, organization, or community location throughout Naperville and DuPage County. This enriching environment and the creative arts experience provide opportunities to further a child’s understanding and appreciation of visual art, help children find the artistic potential in unlikely materials, and engage children in the joy and freedom of self-expression, discovery, and imagination.
Summer & Fall Quarters of 2018
Winter & Spring Quarters of 2019