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Admission

Bourbonnais Township residents receive $1.00 off admission discount.

All adults entering the museum must show a photo ID.

Active Military & Veterans- must show proof of service in order to receive discount.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa.

Registration at the front desk is required for all museum visitors.

 


Museum Hours 

Tuesdays- Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays June - August (still available for rentals & parties)
Closed Mondays September - May (with the exception of school holidays)
Open Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the summer (June - August)




 


 September - May: Tuesdays & Thursdays are Donation Afternoons

From September - May our Tuesdays and Thursdays are Donation Afternoons for Illinois Residents. After 1:30 pm until close there is not set admission for Illinois Residents. Non-Illinois Residents will be required to pay general admission.

June - August our Full Donation Days will be from 10:00 am until close for Illinois Residents. The full donation days are listed below for the year 2017. 

Mondays June 5 & 19
Mondays July 3 & 17
Mondays August 7 & 21

 

Donation Afternoons from September - May  & Full Donation Days June - August do not apply to groups of 10 or more.

 


Safety & Cleanliness/Museum Staffing



How to get the most out of your visit

Interact with your child(ren).

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.

 


Souvenir Stop Gift Kiosk

Feed your child’s growing imagination with a gift or souvenir from the gift kiosk. Much of our stock is centered around the museum exhibits, so children can continue their exploration adventures long after they walk through our double doors to head home.  Museum members always receive a 10% discount on gift kiosk purchases; just present your membership keyfob before your purchase.


While You're Here

Click here to check out what is right next door to the children’s museum at Perry Farm Park

Click here to see our special events



How to get here

Exploration Station ...a children's museum is located on the Perry Farm Park.

1095 W Perry Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Click on the link below to look at a museum map


Exploration Station Museum Map


Activities Guide


Jan - April 2018


May - August 2018

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Dog Park membership registrations will be accepted starting April 21, 2018 at 12:30pm. For a special one day only discounted rate of $35 for a single dog membership/$55 for a family membership for up to 3 dogs for the year please check out our Grand Opening event on Saturday April 21! For details on vaccinations needed for membership please review our
Dog Park Registration Packet