Oakton Community Center exterior


4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions


847-674-1500, ext. 2700


The Oakton Community Center houses The Exploritorium, the district's Active Adults 60 plus lounge, as well as the supervisor for teen events and trips. The center also offers a variety of programs for people of all ages.

Click here for room rentals.
Click here to inquire about Active Adult Lounge programs and reservations.
Click here to inquire about private Exploritorium rentals.

Oakton Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
July 4: Closed

Exploritorium Hours

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays, private rentals only: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sundays: closed for private birthday parties
July 4: Closed

info-icon2 Aryn Fletcher at abfletcher@skokieparks.org



  • Classrooms
  • Exploritorium
  • Indoor Playground
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting & Party Room Rentals
  • Parking
  • Senior Acting Troupe
  • Senior Lounge

Available to Skokie Residents 60 & better. Located at the Oakton Community Center offering a big screen TV, computers, card tables and books.

Lounge Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

For up-to-date listings on all of our Active Adult programs, classes and activities, read our Prime Times newsletter.

Oakton Birthday Parties

Visit the Exploritorium page for Exploritorium Birthday Parties.

Princess/Superhero Party• Age: 3  
A special character will interact with your guests for 60 minutes with simple games, moves, dancing, singing, and more! Additional fee may apply.
Fee: $275/$344

Slime Party • Age: 5
Includes 1 hour of activity with a birthday party leader. Does your child love making messes? If so, try a grossly fun slime party for your child’s next birthday bash! Make three different kinds of slime with our instructor and keep the mess with us. 
Fee: $250/$313

Tie-Dye Party • Age: 3
Fee: $225/$281

Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2700 for more information.

Oakton Room Rentals — now booking!

Looking for a venue to hold a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or family event? The Oakton Community Center is currently booking room rentals. To inquire about date availability and rental fees, please contact Pamela at (847) 674-1500 ext. 2715, PZeid@skokieparks.org, or fill out a request form using the link below.


Room Capacity Resident/Non-resident rate**
Entire Multi-purpose Room* 200 $180/$360
1/2 Multi-purpose Room* 100 $124/$247
1/4 Multi-purpose Room* 50 $62/$124
Meeting Room 25 $62/$124
Other rooms available by request    

*Includes use of the kitchen, including refrigerator/freezer, microwave, double sink area counter area.
**Proof of residency required.

Room Rental Times
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All rentals require a $100 refundable deposit. The deposit is in addition to the rental cost. The balance of the rental cost is due two weeks prior to the rental date.

Rentals times MUST include set-up AND clean-up times.

Rentals must be made at least one month in advance of requested rental date. Any rental made with less than one month advance notice must be paid in full at the time the contract is signed.

All rental dates are subject to availability.

No alcohol is allowed at any time.

Room rentals include table and chair set-up. All tables are set-up to accommodate the 6 ft. social distancing policy and may not have more than 6 chairs per table.

Face masks are required while in the common areas of the building, including restrooms, at all times. It is strongly encouraged that face masks be worn in the rental room when not eating/drinking.

All attendees must hand sanitize upon arrival and any time they leave the building and return for any reason throughout the rental time.

All attendees are required to do a self-screening for COVID symptoms prior to arriving for any room rental/event. Symptoms include but are not limited to the following: coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat or recent loss of taste or smell.


Oakton Park has a petanque court for free use. You can reserve the court and also rent equipment at Oakton Community Center. For more information, email Pamela Zeid or call her at (847) 374-1500, ext. 2715