Edwardsville Children's Museum Edwardsville
Where is it at?
Edwardsville Children's Museum
722 Holyoake Road
Where are we going today?
It's SO much fun to play, isn't it! And isn't it fun when you find a place that's dedicated to ensuring those little ones can learn AS they play? Welcome to Edwardsville Children's Museum!
This fun and colorful Illinois museum is perfect for allowing children to play and learn at their own pace, through entertaining and very hands-on exhibits and activities.
The Community Room is all about the professionals! In addition to a fun toddler play area, a climber and a popular train table, kids can also see what it would be like to be...a policeman, or a dentist, or even a librarian!
Edwardsville Children's Museum has created a mini town, so kids can explore all sorts of fun professions! They can deal with currency in Scott Credit Union. They can play in the vault, and try out the ATM.
If they have some letters to post, then they can head on over to the Star City Post Office, and sort the mail, weigh the packages, and then deliver mail throughout the museum! How fun is that!
For those little buddy dentists in the family, they can use real X-Rays, look at patient files, and of course check out all the medical tools a dentist would use to check all those teeth that are so important to clean!
From markets for all the shopping, to libraries filled with amazing books to read, to even a flight simulator where kids can land and take off, Star City is a very cool little town for the kids to get lost in!
In addition to Star City, Edwardsville Children's Museum has a Science Room that is dedicated to...you guessed it...science! From rotating exhibits tables, to design activities and learning how magnets work, those inquisitive minds will love enjoying all of these fun activities that help them learn!
Fun AND learning all around in this Illinois children's museum!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 1 year old
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
All year round. Closed Mondays, $7, Thursday and Sundays
For students up to 12 years its a great place for them to enjoy their education outside of the classroom. Field trips are 2 hours long, and make sure you schedule at least a month in advance. .
They are close to many restaurants in the area, and from Spring 2015 they will start the order-in option from the Edwardsville Dairy Queen!.
They have a few picnic tables if you want to bring your own lunch, and they even have grassy spots for the picnic blankets!.
Any Top Tips?
Allow at least 2 hours to really enjoy the museum.
Doing our bit
The museum are dedicated to educating kids on science, life, and helping them develop as they grow!.
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to check what accessibility there is, or what help they can give those with special needs .
If you LOVE the museum then have a look at membership, you get great discounts!.
What people are saying?
by Jessy Baker
The price is only $4/person, and this is totally appropriate. It's basically a big house that's designed for kids with dress up clothes, toys, hands-on experiments, and make-believe rooms (like a doctor's office, post office, bank, store, library, fire station, etc.). My kids are 3.5 and 1.5, and they loved it. There were a lot of kids and parents there, but the kids didn't care. They still had a blast, and we were able to practice "taking turns" and "sharing" by having the other children there. The staff was very friendly, and I felt that my kids...Read More
by A Google User
I took my 2 kids this morning and was sorry. There were so many people it was difficult to move around, let alone play. We were there for about 40 minutes before we just couldn't take it any more.
by Jessy Baker
The price is only $4/person, and this is totally appropriate. It's basically a big house that's designed for kids with dress up clothes, toys, hands-on experiments, and make-believe rooms (like a doctor's office, post office, bank, store, library, fire station, etc.). My kids are 3.5 and 1.5, and they loved it. There were a lot of kids and parents there, but the kids didn't care. They still had a blast, and we were able to practice "taking turns" and "sharing" by having the other children there. The staff was very friendly, and I felt that my kids were safe the whole time. There's only one entrance that was manned the entire time by staff, so the place is secure if you have children who like to run off. This is a great place to go if we need to break the cabin fever and go somewhere cheap to get rid of kiddie energy.