Imagine a tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids. A place where they can drive a car to the grocery store, gas up at the local gas station, be a fireman, police officer or even a daycare worker! Our Neighborhood is a place where children ages 1-6 practice various roles in a community, challenging themselves to explore, imagine and create, exercising both mind and body. We also have a crawler zone for those with siblings under 1. We meet a variety of "Illinois State Early Learning Standards" that have been developed for Early Childhood Developmental Education.
Scheduled open hours are subject to change / cancellation without notice.
9:00 - 9:30 AM
9:30 - 11:30 AM
1:00 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:30 PM
5:00 - 6:30 PM
The museum will be closed September 2, September 21, October 19, December 24-25, December 31.
$6 per child. Purchase wristbands at the Registration Desk.Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Capacity is 30 children.
Children's Neighborhood Museum Membership
Cost: $100. Your Membership allows UNLIMITED visits to the Neighborhood for an entire year! You will receive a MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT on MANY programs at the Children's Neighborhood Museum, plus a discount on any Birthday or Private Group Rental at the museum. Other benefits include:
- FREE admission (two swipe cards per family) for two children in the same household for one year
- FREE Swag Bag for each child
- Access during Members Only hours (additional child: $30; Additional swipe card: $10)
- Add Membership to our Prairie Grass Nature Museum for only $15 more - Learn more!
Private Group / School Rentals
- 90 minute rental
- A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation, which will apply towards your final balance.
- Costs: $5 per child, one adult per 10 children is required (Min/Max: 5/30 children).
- Rentals include a discounted coupon to visit with their family at a later date.
- We also have a wonderful Prairie Grass Nature Museum, which we can add to your visit upon availability (additional fee applies).
Birthday Party Information