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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 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.


Programs & Camps

Additional programming can be found here.

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.

Summer Camps

Program Age Dates Time Fee Description
Fishing Camp 5-7 6/20-6/22 9a-12p $90 Discover the history behind fishing for food and as a hobby, create crafts and learn more about fish and sharks. Please drop campers off at Herrick Lake on Wednesday to spend the day learning to fish.
Location: Tuesday/Thursday at Museum | Wednesday at Herrick Lake
Dinosaur Detectives 4-6 7/18-7/20 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!
All Aboard Train Camp 4-6 8/1-8/3 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!

LEGO® Summer Camps

Program Age Dates Time Fee Description
STEM with LEGO® 5-6 6/26-6/30 9-12p $175 Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
7-12 6/26-6/30 1-4p $175
Jedi Engineering with LEGO® 5-6 7/3-7/7 9a-12p $140 Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Catapults, Star Destroyers, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!
7-12 7/3-7/7 1-4p $140
Mine, Craft, Build Adventure with LEGO® 5-6 7/10-7/14 9a-12p $175 Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® to build a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Students explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
7-12 7/10-7/14 1-4p $175
LEGO® Superhero Engineering 5-6 7/24-7/28 9-12p $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 with an experienced Play-Well instructor.
LEGO® Bash em' Bots 7-12 7/24-7/28 1P-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.


Special Events

For a list of upcoming special events and programs, please click here.

Model Train