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About Exploration Station

Exploration Station...a children's museum is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and other caregivers.

Children of all ages are welcome at the museum, however, the majority of the exhibits are designed for children between the ages of 2-8 years old. There is a toddler area for the little ones, children 36” and under are allowed in the toddler area.


History of the Exploration Station

Find out how we got where we are today (PDF).


Learning Philosophy

You and your child/children can embark on an exciting and enriching experience at Exploration Station...a children's museum. Our Museum offers new and progressive ways to learn.

Here the focus is on exploring, not on learning facts or content.


How to get the most out of your visit

Interact with your child. Don't worry about doing something "wrong". The museum is designed to have an atmosphere of exploration. Don't try to see everything on our first visit. Follow your children to what interests them.

See our Ways to Play with your Child Guide (PDF).


What Kids Learn

Socialization, problem solving, conflict resolution, career role play, as well as fine and gross motor skills.


Remember

Although the museum is a hands-on experience, children must be guided to recognize the difference between freedom to explore and freedom to do whatever they choose. It is important to emphasize good social skills and respect for other visitors and museum property.



Activities Guide


May - August 2016

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Now accepting Dog Day Afternoon vendors! Download your application here!

Spots are still available in the Mommy & Me Gardening at the Willowhaven Nature Center on Saturday May 7th. Click here to register online!

Open catch and release fishing is available at the Whispering Willows Park at 1451 N 4000E Road in Kankakee from dawn to dusk each day. Please remember to keep our park clean and safe.