Hands-on exploration and discovery for children of all ages!
Come in and explore our various activities.
There’s always something happening!
The museum is always running new programs for your little ones.
Where the focus is on exploring!
The museum is designed to follow what interests your child.

Welcome

The Exploration Station…a children’s museum is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and other caregivers. Children of all ages are welcome at the museum, however, the majority of the exhibits are designed for children between the ages of 2-8 years old. There is a toddler area for the little ones, designed specifically for children 36” and under.

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Plan Your Visit

Learn Philosophy

Embark on an exciting and enriching experience with your child. Explore our hands-on exhibits, participate in our daily activities...

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Exhibits

Exhibits

Promoting socialization, problem solving, conflict resolution, career role play, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

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Memberships

Membership

Become a member at the Exploration Station for discounts on programs, parties, and gift shop purchases!

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About Us

The museum opened its doors on July 28, 1990 through the efforts of dedicated and inspired volunteers. In late 1987, Marilyn O’Flaherty, a retired Bradley art teacher, presented the concept of a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for the children to the Bourbonnais Township Park District.

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About Us

Summer Hours:

  • Sundays: Closed
  • Monday - Saturday: 10:00a – 5:00p
  • Full Donation Days for Summer: Mondays, August 5 & 12
  • Tuesday/Thursday Donation Afternoons from 1:30-5p return in September