Edwardsville Children’s Museum Reopens to Families

Saturday, June 26, 2021
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While the Edwardsville Children’s Museum’s doors have been closed for more than a year due to COVID-19, its team has been hard at work creating brand new exhibits to wow visitors and introducing new safeguards to protect them.

On Saturday, June 26, ECM will begin welcoming families back. ECM playtimes run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. General admission is free for ECM members and $7.00 for non-members. 

Just in time for the reopening, ECM is excited to unveil three new indoor exhibits and an addition to its Discovery Garden:

  • Edwardsville Family Dentist Exhibit - Kids can learn how to keep their teeth in good shape while "working" in a dental clinic.
  • Phillips 66 STEM Forest (Coming Soon) – An indoor extension of the ECM Micro Forest, this exhibit introduces explorers to everything that lives and grows in our native Southern Illinois forests. Kids can color a native animal, press a button on a scanner, and watch it scamper into a virtual forest.
  • Canopy Tree House – Little ones can climb up into ECM’s new tree house, which offers dramatic play learning opportunities, from adventures with forest animal friends to time around the campfire.
  • Sensory Garden – The newest addition to the Discovery Garden features five areas, one for each of the five senses.

For more information, visit edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org.


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