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.

General Hours

Scheduled open hours are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday: 9:30-11:30am
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 1:30-3:30pm
Evenings Wednesdays: 5:00-6:30pm (Free Admission)

The museum will be closed Dec. 24-26 & 31, Jan. 1-2; April 13; May 27.

Members-Only Hours

The following hours have been reserved for the exclusive use of our museum members. These members may also visit during any open hour session. Scheduled open hours are subject to change / cancellation without notice.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 9:30 am
Afternoons Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Special Interest Groups

Time has been set aside for these special groups:

Watch for special dates
$5/child, 9:30 - 11:30 am on the following Friday mornings: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9

Admission Prices

$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

Membership Details:

  • Annual Family Memberships: $85 - If you think you will visit more than 8 times in a year, the $85 family membership is ideal for you!
  • Membership Discount on over 20 programs that the Children's Neighborhood Museum offers
  • Discount on any Birthday or Private Group Rental with the museum
  • FREE admission (two swipe cards per family) for two children in the same household for one year
  • FREE t-shirt for each child
  • You may add an additional child for $30; additional swipe card $10
  • Enjoy Members-Only hours
  • Quarterly newsletter

Private Group / School Rentals

Rental Details

  • 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 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).

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Birthday Party Information