Above / This Sat, Aug. 22, 2015, award-winning children’s musician Jim Gill brings his Family Room Tour to Washington Jr. High School, located just south of the DuPage Children’s Museum, pictured here. Sponsored by Restoration Community Church, all proceeds benefit Bridge Communities and DuPage Children’s Museum. Note that the Museum opens again on Sept. 19.

Celebrate summer with a few rounds of Jim Gill’s Silly Dance Contest and other family favorites at a benefit concert from 10-11AM on Saturday, August 22.

Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour Benefit Concert will be held in the Washington Jr. High School Cafetorium. Seating is picnic style (the audience is advised to bring blankets or mats, no chairs) and advanced reservations, at $5 per person, are preferred.jim-gill-2

Above / Jim Gill has entertained in Naperville for many years, always bringing his brand of silliness with the strum of his banjo while he sings the likes of “the sneezing song and other contagious tunes” to delight all ages. (PN 2013 File Photo)

Restoration Community Church of Naperville is sponsoring the concert with revenues benefiting DuPage Children’s Museum and Bridge Communities, both nonprofit organizations.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jim Gill back for another amazingly entertaining performance,” said Hiroki Ogawa, DCM’s Visitor Services Manager. “Jim is a great friend of the Museum and shares our passion for bringing families together to play and learn. The energy of his concerts is very contagious – children and adults join together to sing, dance, clap, and enjoy his unique and fun performance.”

Gill is an award-winning musician and author. As a child development specialist, he focuses his concerts on creating playful interaction opportunities for children and parents.  For more information about Gill, visit www.jimgill.com.

“As a church we are committed to living out our faith by loving our neighbors, so we’re honored to partner with (and learn from) DuPage Children’s Museum and Bridge Communities – two organizations that are known for their outstanding work in our local community,” said Pastor Brian Park, Restoration Community Church. “We’re also big Jim Gill fans! We love his music and the fun, interactive experience he offers to families.”

Reservations are required for the concert. Tickets can be purchased online, www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org; by calling the Museum, (630) 637-8000; at our temporary Museum at Westfield Fox Valley Mall; or at the door if space allows. Advanced registrations are highly encouraged.

Washington Jr. High is located at 201 N. Washington St. in Naperville, just south of the Museum.

DCM reopens on September 19, 2015

DuPage Children’s Museum will officially reopen its doors to the public on Saturday, September 19, 2015. An exciting line-up of events is planned for grand reopening kick-off celebration week. Stay tuned for more details as “the big day” gets closer. Check DCM’s website for updates at www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org and follow DCM on Facebook and Twitter.

About DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…it’s a force for early learning! Via interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, the Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children. DuPage Children’s Museum serves over 300,000 visitors annually, representing all 50 states and 575 zip codes just in Illinois. DCM’s reach and support stretch well beyond the Chicagoland 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.

The Museum is located in Naperville at 301 N. Washington Street. www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org or (630) 637-8000.