Saturday, January 17, 2015

Extreme Temperatures Cause Pipe to Burst at DuPage Children's Museum

DuPage Children's Museum staff arrived at work last Friday morning to be greeted with water spilling from the building. It was soon discovered that a pipe had burst before 7 a.m. and caused water to flood into each level of the Museum. Media outlets have been covering the devastating news of the flooding and water damage that occurred.

Currently, Museum staff and consultants are working diligently to repair any damage to the building. We are also taking this opportunity to do some extra cleaning and maintenance. Given the damage, this process is likely to take several weeks--we want to be sure that the Museum will be safe and ready for an April 2015 reopening featuring a you-wouldn't-want-to-miss-it kind of party. Check the website frequently for updates and information about this one-of-a-kind celebration!

As always, the Museum is grateful for the kind words and support received from members, visitors, and the community at large. Your patience is appreciated as we prepare to reopen the Museum with exhibits and programs that are even better than ever!

The damage is extensive--when you get into a remediation project like this, expenses often surface that can be staggering. If you would like to consider a donation designated for the clean-up and repair effort, please contact Susan Stellmacher at or 630.637.8000.

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