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.Learn More
Embark on an exciting and enriching experience with your child. Explore our hands-on exhibits, participate in our daily activities...
Promoting socialization, problem solving, conflict resolution, career role play, as well as fine and gross motor skills.
Become a member at the Exploration Station for discounts on programs, parties, and gift shop purchases!
*All current museum memberships will be extended the length of time we are closed due to COVID-19.*
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.