About The Exploritorium
Named Chicagoland's "Best Rainy Day Activity Site" by Chicago Magazine, the Exploritorium is much more than an indoor playground. The Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and 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, experience new heights in our two-and-a half-story tubes and tunnels, and much more.
Facility Features

 • Tubes & Tunnels Indoor Playground • Giant "Lite Brite" Wall • Engineering Megastation ​• Imagination Playground • Paint with Water Walls • Water Play Area • Climbing Wall • Dress-Up Area/Stage • Toddler Zone • Transportation Station • Vending Areas • Party Room Rentals • Free Parking

Exploritorium Hours
Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday: Closed - group visits

Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Sunday: Closed - birthday parties

Exploritorium Location


4701 Oakton St.

Skokie, IL 60076

(847) 674-1500, ext. 2744


The Exploritorium is located in the lower level of The Oakton Community Center just east of Skokie Blvd. on Oakton St.
Enter at Knox Ave.

Resident Kids: $3, Non-Resident Kids: $5
Resident Adults: $3, Non-Res. Adults: $5
Kids under 1: free
Explorer Passes
Purchase a 10-visit pass and save 10%
Resident: $27
Non-Resident: $45
Freebie Fridays
Every Friday from 3-5 p.m., purchase one admittance and get the second for free!
Discount good for up to 2 people per family.
Birthday Parties at The Exploritorium
Saturdays: 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m.*
Sundays: 10 & 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m.*
*Additional 30 minute options are available at 4 p.m.

Due to party popularity, parties must be booked 12 weeks in advance.

Contact the Birthday Party Hotline at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2711
or email MAmato@skokieparks.org.

Resident Fee: $190
Non-Resident Fee: $238
Your two-hour party will include one hour in the Exploritorium and one hour in the party room.
Two-and-a-half hour parties are also available for an additional fee.
The Exploritorium may be shared with one other party.
Maximum of 32 people per party (this includes all adults and children ages 4 and up).
Ask about our private Exploritorium parties that include up to 64 guests.
Trips to The Exploritorium
The Exploritorium is a great place for field trips and group visits.
Group visits are offered on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Your group will have exclusive to the Exploritorium.
Click the link below to email your date and time request.

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