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.


Hours of Operation

REGULAR FEE ADMISSION HOURS


Daily drop-in rates (purchase wristbands at the Registration Desk) One free adult entrance is provided per paid child entrance:
  • 0-6 years $5 ID/$7 OD per person per session
  • 18 and up, $2 ID/$3 OD 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

Wednesday is a free day at the Children's Neighborhood Museum, with no admission charges.

DAY FREE ADMISSION HOURS
WEDNESDAY 12:30-2:30 pm

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 those who live in-district and $14 for those who live out-of-district, 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 ID/$7 OD per person per session.
  • 18 and up, $2 ID/$3 OD 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.

PURCHASE MEMBERSHIPS HERE


Rentals

Rentals For Private Parties

Total Cost for Rental: $225 ID/$250 OD, plus refundable deposit

Refundable Deposit: $50

All fees are due at time of booking.

Rental Includes:

  • Up to 30 People (A minimum of 1 adult to 10 children is required. Adult & children are both included in this maximum count of 30)
  • 15 min set-up
  • 1 hour play in Neighborhood
  • 30 min in Activity Room for Food/ Gifts
  • 15 min break down
  • Party Attendant

Rental Times:

  • Saturday 12-2pm
  • Saturday 2:30-4:30pm

School/ Private Group Rentals

Total Cost for Rental: $200 plus a refundable Deposit

Refundable Deposit: $50

Rental Includes:

  • 90 min rental

Rental Times:

  • Wednesday 9:30-11 am

Ratio:

  • Ratio: 1 adult-10 children / Max. 30 people (Adult & children are both included in this maximum count of 30)



The Children's Neighborhood Museum is sponsored by:

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