The DuPage Children’s Museum turned STEM into S.M.A.R.T. when we developed and designed a new café for the 2 to 8-year-old patrons and their families. All elements of the food presentation and the café environment, including the table tops, are educational tools used to teach children the Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology of food.

We transformed a seldom visited lower level vending area of the museum into this destination. The S.M.A.R.T. Café carried the museum mission into the food experience and became an extension of the museum learning experience. This allowed visitors to stay at the museum rather than leaving to feed their hungry children.