We're the place for all your birthday fun. Whether your child likes the Children's Neighborhood Museum, the Prairie Grass Nature Museum or the Sports Center, we've got you covered. Explore your options below.

Children's Neighborhood Museum Parties

Give Your Child the Best Birthday Party in the Neighborhood!

There's no better way to make your child's birthday more special than by hosting a party in the Children's Neighborhood Museum. All of your guests will have an amazing time in our tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids.

Birthday Party Invitation

Reservations

Parties can be scheduled on weekends or weekdays with our Children's Neighborhood Museum Coordinator. The $25.00 deposit and Birthday Party Rental Agreement can be signed at the registration desk of the Robert W. Rolek Community Center. The remaining balance is paid at the end of your birthday party.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received 14 days prior to your reservation date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 14 days of the reservation date will forfeit the $25.00 deposit.

To book a party, contact Margaret Kissner at 847-546-8558.

Birthday Times Available

Saturdays

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sundays

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Weekdays

  • Varying times on Thursdays and Fridays

Party Package Includes

  • 75 minutes in the "Neighborhood Play Zone"
  • Plus, 45 minutes in the adjacent room to serve food/cake/beverages and/or open presents
  • Birthday child receives an "I had my birthday at the Children's Neighborhood Museum" t-shirt
  • Every child receives a coupon to come back and play another day
  • Tables will be covered with plastic tablecloths
  • One party host

Party Costs: $120 (Thursdays/Fridays) or $140 (Saturdays/Sundays) for the first 10 children; $5 for each additional child

* Please Note: The maximum number of children is 30. One adult per 10 children is required.

Additional Rental Options
(for Children's Museum Parties only)

  • Additional time may be added upon availability. Cost: $35/half hour
  • Gym (2 hours): $65
  • Senior Center (2 hours): $75
  • Multipurpose Room (2 hours): $85

Please inquire about these options when setting up your rental reservation

Sports Center Parties

Get Active at the Sports Center

If your child loves to play sports, this is the perfect location for his/her birthday party. We offer many traditional sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey and baseball. We also offer dodgeball and newly added foam dart parties. We'll do our best to accommodate your personal choice, if you don't see an activity you like. All parties are 1.5 hours in total with 1 hour on the sports surface, followed by 30 minutes in the party room.

Reservations

Parties can be held any time. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Additional party time can be added to the time of your reservation at an additional fee. There is a $50 damage deposit due at the time of your reservation, along with the Birthday Party Reservation Form, which is available at the Sports Center. The remaining balance is due one week prior to your party date.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received 14 days prior to your reservation date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 14 days of the reservation date will forfeit the $50 damage deposit. If the Sports Center is not able to accommodate the party request, a full refund will be issued.

To book your party, contact the Sports Center at 847-740-1111.

Four Party Package Options

Sports Party

  • 1 hour of activity on one surface
  • Plus, 30 minutes in a party room (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Party invitations, paper plates, napkins, tablecloths
  • 1 party host for every 12 kids

Party Costs: $150/$165 (Res./NRes.) up to 12 children; $190/$205 (Res./NRes.) for up to 24 children

Foam Dart Party

  • 1 hour of Foam Dart action
  • Plus, 30 minutes in a party room (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Party invitations
  • Paper plates, napkins, tablecloths
  • 1 party host for every 12 kids

Party Costs: $180/$195 (Res./NRes.) up to 12 children; $220/$235 (Res./NRes.) for up to 24 children

Bubble Soccer Party

  • 1 hour of Bubble Soccer competition
  • Plus, 30 minutes in a party room (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Party invitations
  • Paper plates, napkins, tablecloths
  • 1 party host for every 12 kids

Party Costs: $275/$290 (Res./NRes.) up to 12 children; $325/$340 (Res./NRes.) for up to 24 children

Team Party Package

  • 1 hour on a sport surface
  • Plus, 30 minutes in a party room (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Can accommodate up to 50 people

Party Costs: $165 (Res./NRes.)

Add Ons

  • Cupcakes: 12 cupcakes for $15; 24 cupcakes for $25
  • Pizza & Juice: 12 for $25; 24 for $45
  • Goodie Bags: 12 for $60; 24 for $110
  • Decorations: $40 for each party room
  • Moonwalk: $150 if space is available

Prairie Grass Nature Museum Parties

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday with the Animals of the Prairie Grass Nature Museum!

Enjoy the great outdoors and interact up-close with nature! All birthday parties include one hour of naturalist-led activities, indoor or outdoor (weather permitting), and half hour inside for food and gifts. Birthday child can choose to have their photo taken with one of our live animals!

Reservations

Parties can be held any time. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Additional party time can be added to the time of your reservation at an additional fee. There is a $25 deposit due at the time of your reservation, along with the Birthday Party Contract, which is available at the Nature Museum. The remaining balance is due on your party date.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received 14 days prior to your reservation date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 14 days of the reservation date will forfeit the $25 deposit.

To book your party, simply pick up a birthday party contract at either the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, Sports Center, or Aquatics Center and Nature Museum. For questions, contact Christine Kustra at 847-740-9823.

Party Package Options

Prairie Grass Nature Museum Campfire Party - Ages 6+

Celebrate your birthday by roasting marshmallows with friends and family!

  • 1 hour of outdoor activity (weather permitting)
  • Plus, 30 minutes for gifts and food - outside during summer hours, inside for spring and fall (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Outdoor activities include: Making s'mores, wilderness/survival games and activities, nature hikes
  • S'mores and campfire supplies are provided
  • 1 party host for every 12 kids

Party Costs: $150 (Res./NRes.) up to 12 children

Prairie Grass Nature Adventure Party - Ages 4+

Meet the animals that call the Prairie Grass Nature Museum home, do a scavenger hunt, and play games that will bring the animal in you out!

  • 1 hour of activity, meet animals and explore museum
  • Plus, 30 minutes in a party room (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Choose either craft time or goodie bags
  • Paper plates, napkins, tablecloths
  • 1 party host for every 12 kids

Party Costs: $135 (Res./NRes.) up to 12 children

NEW! Art on the Wild Side Party - Ages 8+

Unleash your creativity with these nature-inspired pieces of art that you take home to display! (Gyotaku & Scenes or Plant Inspirations)

  • 1 hour of activity
  • Plus, 30 minutes in a party room (1.5 hours total party time)
  • Paper plates, napkins, tablecloths
  • 1 party host for every 12 kids

Party Costs: $170 (Res./NRes.) up to 12 children

All pricing is for up to 12 children. Additional children $5 each. Max: 20 children.