Children's museum to host its first Teacher Expo

The DuPage Children's Museum will host its first Teacher Expo from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St. in Naperville.

With 37 exhibitors, this free event is an opportunity for educators to network and build awareness of all the resources available in the community to support and enhance the work that they do.

Teachers, home-school groups, child care providers, Scout leaders, PTA members, and anyone involved with children, infant through middle school, are invited to attend.

"Teacher Expo is a fantastic way to kick off the school year and to take all of the energy and enthusiasm that comes with the start of the year to discover new ideas that can enhance curricula in this resource-rich community," says Thomas Sullivan, director of education and programs, DuPage Children's Museum.

To register for free and view the list of exhibitors at

The exhibitors include: Achievement, Balance, Community, LLC; American Science & Surplus; Anderson's Bookfair Company; Apple Main Place; Aurora Regional Fire Museum; Cantigny Park First Division Museum, McCormick House, and Science Programs; Center for Autism and Related Disorders; The Chalkboard & Toy Town - A Smart Place for Kids; Chicago Innovation Foundation; Chicago Steel Hockey Team; Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo; College Tutors; DuPage Chapter of Illinois AEYC; EarlyVention, LLC; Edgewood Clinical Services; Erikson Institute; Family Bridges; Fermilab Friends for Science Education; Inside Out Club DuPage; Kodo Kids; Kroehler Family YMCA; Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art; Meemic Foundation; The Morton Arboretum; Musikgarten; Naper Settlement; Naperville Park District; National Louis University; The Natural Naturalist; New York Life; North Central College; SCARCE; SciTech Hands On Museum; School of Rock; The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning; and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

The Teacher Expo is sponsored by North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Community Partners for Teacher Expo, The Craftsman by Two Brothers, and Bean Sprouts Café.

For more information, contact Thomas Sullivan, Director of Education and Programs, DCM, or (630) 637-8000, ext. 6060.

The DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children through its mission: "DuPage Children's Museum ignites the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science." Interactive exhibits and programs make learning fun for children and adults playing together. It serves over 300,000 visitors annually representing all 50 states and 575 ZIP codes in Illinois. Its reach and support represent well beyond the Chicago area. The museum's impact extends across cultural, financial, and educational boundaries. It touches the lives of children from all regions, providing the building blocks for success in school and life. For details, visit or call (630) 637-8000.

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