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Happier Hour: Friendsgiving is set for adults only on Sat., Nov. 23, at the DuPage Children’s Museum


Above / Rediscover your inner child and have fun frosting cakes at the DuPage Children’s Museum After-Hours Event Just For Grown-Ups.

DuPage Children’s Museum is hosting Happier Hour: Friendsgiving, an after hours event just for grown-ups, on from 7-10PM on Sat., Nov. 23. Leave “adulting” at the door to sip, savor, shop and play at the Museum. Let your inner child loose and enjoy time with your friends being a kid again (without all the kids). Everything is planned – all you need to do is gather your friends for a night of play.

Are you as smart as a 5-year-old?

Happier Hour is your chance to experience Exhibit Challenges – Are you as smart as a five-year-old? Tap your creative and competitive side in the Crushed It Competition, loosely based on the hit series Nailed It; discover Seriously Silly (and instagrammable) Photo Ops; get a jump on holiday shopping and wrapping and Get Your Craft On – in The Studio Gifting Makerspace; or shop the Artisan Market featuring unique and local vendors.

“Play is not just for kids! It is, in fact, vitally important for adults to play,” said Thomas Sullivan, Director of Education and Programs, DuPage Children’s Museum.

Everything is planned – all you need to do is gather your friends for a night of play.

According to Michael Yogman, MD, FAAP, lead author of The Power of Play, “The benefits of play really cannot be overstated in terms of mitigating stress…buffering against toxic stress; and building social-emotional resilience.”

Sullivan also asserts, “Going into the hectic holiday season, we all need a break to unwind and have fun. Happier Hour at DuPage Children’s Museum provides that intentional place to Pause for Play.”

The Museum anticipates a diverse audience ranging from twenty-somethings who remember visiting as children to parents who want a chance to play without the kids, and anyone just looking for a night to escape the realities of adulthood, if only for an evening.

Cost of admission

All food, drink and fun are included at two different pricing levels: $45 per person (includes an open beer and wine bar) or $25 per person (includes non-alcoholic beverages only); beverages, appetizers, and activities are included with each ticket.  DCM members receive a 10 percent discount. 

Find photo opportunities galore!

Give yourself an adults-only picture-perfect night at the DCM…

Tickets are now available for purchase at dupagechildrens.org/happier-hour.

MUST BE 21 OR OLDER to attend. 

All tickets purchased help to fund DuPage Children’s Museum exhibits and programs.

Community Partners for Happier Hour are Two Brothers Brewing Company, 30W315 Calumet Avenue, in Warrenville, and DeEtta’s Bakery, located at 428 W. 5th Avenue in Naperville.

For more information, contact Thomas Sullivan, Director of Education and Programs, DCM, tsullivan@dupagechildrensmuseum.org or (630) 637-8000 x 6060.

The DuPage Children’s Museum is located at 301 N. Washington Street.

Story and photos submitted by Jaime Johnson, Sr. Marketing Manager, DuPage Children’s Museum


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