Bring your little ones to explore our museum!
Imagine a tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids. A place where they can drive a car to the market, gas up at the local gas station, be a doctor, lead a classroom and explore in our STEAM area! 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.
The Children's Neighborhood Museum will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023; Friday, Nov. 24, 2023; Monday, Dec. 25, 2023; Tuesday Dec. 26, 2023; Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 and Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.
Hours of Operation
REGULAR FEE ADMISSION HOURS
- 0-6 years $5 resident/$7 non-resident per person per session
- 18 and up, $2 resident /$3 non-resident per person per session
|DAYS||MEMBERS ONLY HOURS||REGULAR ADMISSION HOURS|
|MONDAY||12-12:30 pm and 4-4:30 pm||12:30-2:30 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm
|TUESDAY & THURSDAY||9-9:30 am and 1-1:30 pm||9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30|
|FRIDAY||9-9:30 am||9:30-11:30 am|
|SATURDAY||8:30-9 am||9-11 am
FREE ADMISSION HOURS
|DAY||FREE ADMISSION HOURS|
Note: Open hours are subject to change due to special programming and holidays. Regardless of membership status, entry is first-come, first-serve. Be advised that there is a guest capacity to ensure fun and safety for all. You must have a waiver on file with the Round Lake Area Park District to enter the Children's Neighborhood Museum. If you want to fill this out before you come to the Community Center, you can find the Neighborhood Waiver online under memberships.
Interested in buying a membership to the museum? See below
Children's Neighborhood Museum Membership
The Children's Neighborhood Memberships are for children aged 0 - 6 years. Membership provides members and one accompanying adult 30-minute early access to the Neighborhood's open hours (except on a FREE DAY), in addition to free entry to the museum during regular hours. Regardless of membership status, entry is first-come, first-serve. Be advised that there is a guest capacity to ensure fun and safety for all.
Memberships require a monthly auto-draft of $10 for residents and $14 for non-residents per child per month, drafted on the first of each month. One adult per member is provided free admission.
Daily drop-in rates are:
- 0-6 years $5 resident/$7 non-resident per person per session.
- 18 and up, $2 resident /$3 non-resident per person per session.
Membership passes are not refundable or transferable.
Membership cancellations are provided with a written request for cancellation 14 days before the next payment schedule.
You can find information to purchase a Children's Neighborhood Museum membership online under memberships.
Rentals For Private Parties
Total Cost for Rental: $225R/$250NR, plus refundable deposit
Refundable Deposit: $50
All fees are due at time of booking.
- Up to 30 People (a minimum of 1 adult to 10 children is required)
- 15 min set-up
- 1 hour play in Neighborhood
- 30 min in Activity Room for Food/ Gifts
- 15 min break down
- Party Attendant
- Saturday 12-2pm
- Saturday 2:30-4:30pm
School/ Private Group Rentals
Total Cost for Rental: $200 plus a refundable Deposit
Refundable Deposit: $50
- 90 min rental
- Wednesday 9:30-11 am
- Ratio: 1 adult-10 children / Max. 30 people
The Children's Neighborhood Museum is sponsored by: