CDM’s Day of Play

The Children’s Discovery Museum is transforming Uptown Normal into a giant playground with Day of Play in 2021!

Day of Play is designed to inspire the love of learning through the power of play. Join us for a FREE day of opportunities for all kids and parents to play and learn together!

The Children’s Discovery Museum will be joined by more than 60 community partners to feature interactive, engaging, and exciting PLAY activities. Attendees will enjoy stage performances, a bike rodeo, a touch-a-truck area as well as $4 admission to the Children’s Discovery Museum!

Day of Play
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00am – 3:00pm
Uptown Normal

This national initiative created by Nickelodeon in 2005, marked by a whole day of activities, encourages children and families to run off screens, set down electronic devices and go outside to play.

Keep up-to-date with the CDM’s Day of Play, and find full play opportunities, on the website HERE.

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