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My Museum

Submarine restaurant, canoe dig, discover artists

The Story of
My Museum: By Kids, For Kids

Once upon a time there was a boy and girl who discovered a place in their school that was a wonderful museum of fun, learning, and knowledge. A place where they could do things only they could dream about. 

My Museum, a creative outlet of Quest Academy, is a magical journey where students are able to explore the world around them. Children are able to interact with exhibits that inspires imagination and draws on their creativity to experience what it's like to be a surgeon, an explorer, and even enter the world of their own stories. 

Best of all, the students at Quest Academy imagined, designed, and created these exciting exhibits as part of their dynamic art class instruction. Under the direction of Quest Academy art teacher and My Museum creative director Gary Mann, students in preschool through third grade contributed to what has become a magical place for curious young people. My Museum is truly a unique endeavor by children, for children.

And, by the way, they lived happily ever after.

Submarine restaurant
My Museum Plaque of Founding Donors

Questions about the museum?  
Send us an email!

My Museum sign

Due to the current health concerns in our community and a responsibility to protect our young museum friends, as of March 2020 we are closing My Museum until further notice.

Please follow the My Museum Facebook page for updates or email directly.

We hope you discover new ways to learn and play until we see you again!

Open to the Public 
Wednesdays & Saturdays
NEW HOURS!  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Walk-ins welcome.

Open to Organizations by Appointment
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: per reservation

(schools, day cares, large groups)
Please use reservation form on the right.

My Museum is located at 37 E Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067 in the Palatine Centre retail plaza adjacent to Quest Academy.

My Museum is free to all children and their families.  Donations are accepted and go directly toward maintaining the operations of the museum.

My Museum is designed for children up through age 8, however older children have enjoyed the exhibits, too!  

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My Museum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Close up of student looking through submarine restaurant window
Satellite dishes communicator
Young female student sitting in oversize throne
Grandma's Attic dress-up area

My Museum Reservations

Thank you for reserving time to visit My Museum!  We look forward to your visit.

Quest Academy Volunteers:  Click HERE to learn more about volunteering in My Museum with our guests and to sign up for upcoming opportunities.