Plan Your Visit

Admission Prices:

$8 per person

$1 discount for residents of Bourbonnais Township (Bradley & Bourbonnais)

Children 12 months and under are admitted for free

$1 discount for Active Military & Veterans

pdf Museum Map


For information on how we are reopening check here: 

Museum Reopening Information

For frequently asked questions before your visit check here: 

Museum FAQ

For Advance Reservation Tickets check here: 

Museum Advance Reservation Tickets 

The Exploration Station is closed on the following holidays:
Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the Day after Christmas, and New Years Day.

Don't forget about our Annual Shutdown: Each year the children's museum closes for 2-4 weeks at the end of August and the beginning of September to update exhibits and work on major cleaning projects. Please contact the Exploration Station to verify holiday and shutdown hours as they are subject to change.

*March-April-May are busy months for school groups visiting the children's museum. We do our best to prepare our visitors when we are expecting a lot of foot traffic. We post on our facebook page daily if there is a large group visiting, but we always encourage you to call ahead before your visit during these months to make sure you have a wonderful visit! 

Reopening Spring Hours:

Due to current Restore Illinois Guidelines, our current operating hours are as follows: 


*Advance Reservation is the only way to guarantee a spot within a session*


Wednesday - Saturday

  • Session I: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • Session II: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

*Please note that our days/hours of operation are tentative and may change to remain fluid with the guidelines*