Individuals and Families
The DuPage County Historical Museum offers many exciting programs for history lovers of every age!
How to Register
Current programs, dates, times, fees, and registration are all available through
the Wheaton Park District online registration system. Please register for programs
through the Wheaton Park District unless otherwise noted.
For more information, please contact us.
|All Aboard Train Camp||4-6||6/14-6/16||9a-12p||$90||Explore the model railroad and make fun art and craft projects. From games to crafts, stories and more, this is all about trains! Registration Code: 316229|
|Dinosaur Detectives||4-6||7/19-7/21||9a-12p||$90||Join us as we dig for dinosaur bones, construct models, complete dinosaur crafts and read stories. This camp is perfect for dinosaur fans! Registration Code: 316227|
|Fashion Camp||7-10||6/28-6/30||9a-12p||$90||Get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s newest exhibit Wedding Traditions Unveiled. Campers will learn all about the history of wedding fashion from hats, purses, jewelry, ties and more, each camper will create their own fun accessories. Registration Code: 317376|
|Museum Detectives||7-10||8/2-8/4||9a-12p||$90||Uncover mysteries at the Museum! Using scavenger hunts, games, curatorial skills and more, we’ll explore the museum and historical objects to become Museum Detectives. Registration Code: 317336|
|LEGO® Construction Vehicles and Machines||5-7||6/20-6/24||9a-12p||$175||Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles, and super machines. Explore the engineering terms, concepts, and vocabulary behind large-scale building machines. Build and learn about steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more while playing with your favorite building system: LEGO®! Registration Code: 317372|
|LEGO® Art and Architecture||7-11||6/20-6/24||1-4p||$175||Explore great works of art and architecture through LEGO®! Collaborate to build grand structures such as the Parthenon, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the tree houses of New Guinea, and the Empire State Building. Follow in the footsteps of master artists with LEGO® interpretations of sculptures, mosaics, and stained glass. Teamwork and creativity take “high culture” to the next level! Registration Code: 317387|
|LEGO® Jedi Engineering||5-7||7/5-7/8||9a-12p||$140||The Force Awakens in this engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. The advanced course masters key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Registration Code: 317302|
|LEGO® Super Hero Engineering||5-7||7/11-7/15||9a-12p||$175||Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Registration Code: 316238|
|LEGO® Bash'em Bots||8-12||7/11-7/15||1-4p||$175||Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized LEGO® machine? Our Play Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard LEGO® vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on Play-Well Instructors’ colossal creation. Registration Code: 316399|
|LEGO® Mine, Craft, Build||5-7||7/25-7/29||9a-12p||$175||Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Students explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO® or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless possibilities. Registration Code: 317301|
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Do you want to learn how a museum works? Come spend part of the day and work side
by side with the museum staff. Get a behind the scenes tour of the museum, view
some of the photographs and artifacts from the museum collection, interact with
visitors and learn how to put together your own mini exhibit. Participants will
also receive a certificate, special souvenir, and photo.
Available Sat, Wed, or Fri during the summer from 9am-1pm.
Available Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm during the rest of the year.
Ages 8 and up
$100.00/DCHM Member; $120.00/nonmember
To sign-up, please call Michelle Podkowa, Museum Educator, at 630-510-4956.
For a list of upcoming special events and programs, please click here.