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hands-on discovery
and exploration!

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$6.00 per person
for adults and children

(children 12 months & younger are admitted free; senior & military discounts available).

Tuesday -Saturday: 10:00a.m.–5:00p.m.
Sunday: 1:00p.m.–5:00p.m.
Closed Mondays.


Exploration Station

a facility of the Bourbonnais Township Park District

Exploration Station ...a children's museum AUD to CAD is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and care givers.

Explore-a-lot Castle

We are merging web sites with chart NZD-CAD the Bourbonnais Township Park District starting March 31, 2014. This site will no longer be used and will feature a link to the B.T.P.D. web site at www.btpd.org for all Exploration Station information. Please make a note of this change and make sure to check out our new look on March 31st!

What's New:


New Dinosaur Exhibit is Here!

Paleontology includes a dig site, Footprint Display, Reading Nook, and an Expedition Tent that houses a Rubbing Table, Fossil Display Chart New Zealand Dollar to Swiss Franc, Diorama Play Table, a Build-a-saurus Table, and a Dinoscape Light Box Drawing Table.
Children can learn what paleontology is and get to role play the duties of a paleontologist. 

  These activities will incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning into your child’s play.  This STEM learning is a step toward readying children for the Next Generation Science Standards  that will be implemented in public schools.

This exhibit is being partially funded by a $6,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley.  The Bourbonnais Township Park District is very proud and excited to offer this new exhibit to the community with the help of the foundation. 

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Included with admission these activities take place daily and are educational opportunities for you and your children. they are on a first come first serve basis, so please sign up at the front desk. Some favorites are Kristi's Craft Corner, Story Book Tuesdays, and Science Fridays. Dates and times vary. Calendars are available at the museum or check our face book page.



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Free afternoons are offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays after 1:30 p.m. for Illinois residents. Proof of residency required.

Reading with the Dogs
therapy dog reading program
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month
from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Your children can discover the love of reading, improve their reading skills, or even boost their self-esteem by reading with a trained, licensed & certified therapy dog.

Bradley Public Library
Pre-registration is required.
Please call (815) 933-9905 ext. 2 for details.

New Birthday Party Monthly Specials
We have updated our birthday party packages and party times! We are also offering special deals for birthdays each month. For more party details check out our Birthday Party Pages! Learn More

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Don't Forget! The first Thursday of every month the Exploration Station holds an Evening “Special Families with Special Needs”; a night where families can come together to connect and play!

When: 1st Thursday of Each Month
Fee: Residents: $2 per person/ Non-Residents: $3 per person. No pre-registration needed!
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.              
Please contact us (815) 933-9905 for more information!

Museum Holidays
The Exploration Station will close on the following dates: Christmas Eve, Christmas, The day after Christmas (Dec 26), New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Annual Fall Shutdown.


Exploration Station
1095 W Perry Street, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Bourbonnais Township Park District

©2014 Bourbonnais Township Park District
459 Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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