4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions


847-674-1500, ext. 2744

Named Chicagoland's "Top Rainy Day Destination" by the Chicago Tribune, the Exploritorium is a place where children and adults visit to explore together through interactive play.

Make-believe in our costumed dress-up area; run your fingers through our water play area; climb a wall, play with trains, and experience new heights in our two-and-a half-story tubes and tunnels.

Visit us at exploritorium.org for all facility information.


Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesdays / Thursdays / Saturdays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.


Residents: $5
Non-residents: $6
Children under 1: free

info-icon2 Alyssa Mergler at amergler@skokieparks.org



  • Birthday Parties
  • Climbing Wall
  • Dress-Up Area/Stage
  • Engineering Megastation
  • Giant "Lite Brite" Wall
  • Imagination Playground
  • Parking
  • Tic-Tok Ball Track
  • Toddler Zone
  • Transportation Station
  • Tubes & Tunnels Indoor Playground
  • Water Play Area with Water Vortex

Exploritorium parties are two hours in duration and include shared use of the Exploritorium, a private party room, and the support of a birthday party attendant.

Birthday parties are currently booked through May 31, 2023. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at the Exploritorium soon!

Click here to fill out a request form!

Available Times effective June 2023
Saturdays: 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., & 4 p.m.

Up to 32 guests*: $220 Residents/$275 Non-residents
Up to 64 guests*: $330 Residents/$413 Non-residents

*Includes all adults and children ages 1 & up. Ages 1 & under are welcome, but are not included in the capacity.

A $75 refundable deposit is due at time of booking.

Skokie's Village Inn Pizzeria is the preferred food provider for Exploritorium birthday parties. Call (847) 675-3737 to order today!

Village Inn Pizzeria logo

Due to popularity it is recommended that you contact us 12 weeks prior to your desired party date.

Reserve a group visit at the Exploritorium! A minimum of 20 people are required. 

Available Times
Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1 and 5 p.m. 

Non-refundable deposit: $75
Admission: $4/$5 per person (age 1 and above)
Lunchroom is available at an additional fee.

Click here to reserve your group reservation today!

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