Children’s Discovery Museum Unveils New Logo

 Town of Normal Mayor Chris Koos poses with CDM Director Beth Whisman and Town Council members Chemberly Cummings, Kevin McCarthy and Kathleen Lorenz at the Children's Discovery Museum's logo reveal Tuesday. (Image credit: CDM)

Town of Normal Mayor Chris Koos poses with CDM Director Beth Whisman and Town Council members Chemberly Cummings, Kevin McCarthy and Kathleen Lorenz at the Children's Discovery Museum's logo reveal Tuesday. (Image credit: CDM)

The Children's Discovery Museum held a celebration Tuesday morning to unveil it's new logo and entryway.

“Since 2004, the Children’s Discovery Museum has been a must-see family destination in our community,” said Normal Mayor Chris Koos at the reveal. “This building was the beginning of something very, very special for Normal and the larger Central Illinois community. Now it has an exciting modern look that promises an equally exciting future.”

“Our beloved, long-time logo with its fun puzzle pieces has carried this amazing museum from its days at the old College Hills Mall to the building we know and love today with the Town of Normal," said CDM Director Beth Whisman, who also serves as Executive Director of the Town's Cultural Arts Department.

Whisman took over as CDM Director February 12 and previously served as Executive Director of the McLean County Museum of History. She said the children's museum was ready for an update  after 13 years at its current Uptown Normal location.

The new design incorporates three symbols--a paintbrush, gear and hammer--of the museum’s mission to “inspire the love of learning through the power of play.” 

Whisman said the design echoes the museum's past successes and "stirs something new" for the future. The logo can also be seen on new wayfinding signs placed throughout the museum's three floors of exhibits.

The Children's Discovery Museum expects to welcome its two millionth visitor in the next few years, which Whisman says represents "a new generation of playful learners."