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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)


Check out our Summer Hours below: 


 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


May - Aug 2017

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News

Update: We will be hosting our Euchre Party 55+ program every Thursday at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center from 12-2:45 pm. Program is $2 / residents recieve a $1 discount and pre-registration is not required.

Art in the Park is Saturday, June 3rd this year and Exploration Station is looking for local area artists to come out and share their passion with the littlest aspiring artists! Call for artists information is available on the Special Event Page here:
Art in the Park
 

Here isthe 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.