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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 Mondays September - May (with the exception of school holidays)
Open Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the summer (June - August)


Tuesdays & Thursdays are Donations Afternoons

Tuesdays and Thursdays are Donation Afternoons for Illinois Residents. After 1:30 pm admission is a suggested $1.00 per person donation. Non-Illinois Residents will be required to pay general admission.

Donation Afternoons 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


January - April 2017

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Are the kids looking for something to do over Spring Break? Don't forget to check out our School Break Day programs that include games, activities, movies field trips and more to keep kids busy while school is out! 

The Perry Farm Park Easter Egg Extravaganza will take place at 10am on Saturday, April 8. Admission is free and don't forget to bring a basket!

Breakfast with the Bunny will be hosted at the Recreation Station on Saturday, April 8 at 8:30am. This event is designed for children ages 8 & younger and their families to visit with the Easter Bunny and his Ducky friend! Breakfast and an egg hunt are included. Seating is limited to don't forget to sign up before Saturday April 1st!

We are now accepting Daddy Daughter Dance registrations. Registration deadline is Friday, April 21, however, this program fills up fast so don't wait, register today!

Here is the Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.

Please note there may be potential road closures to the Willowhaven Nature Center during the months of May-July 2017. Closures will be posted here and social media as dates become available.