Plan your visit
$6.00- Adults and Children (ages 12 months and up)
Children under 12 months are free
$5.00-Seniors (ages 55 and better)
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult while at the Exploration Station...a children's museum. And, on the same note, adults must be accompanied and supervised by a child in order to visit the museum.
Animal Room Admission
Admission is $1.00 per person.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are Donation Afternoons
Animal Room admission is not included during donation days.
Closed Mondays (except special holidays)
Tuesdays - Saturday:
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Holiday hours may vary.
The Exploration Station is closed on the following holidays:
Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the Day after Christmas, New Years Eve 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. Shutdown dates are subject to change.
Please contact the Exploration Station to verify holiday and shutdown hours. Hours and admissions rates are subject to change. Please contact the Exploration Station at (815) 933-9905 for more information on hours and admission rates.
How to get the most out of your
While You're Here:
Be sure to visit our historic Perry Farm House, farm and barns. The farm area is in walking distance from the children's museum. Bring extra change to feed the outdoor farm animals that include miniature horses, burros, ducks, chickens, turkey, pheasants and more. Animal numbers and variety vary with the seasons.
The park also features an accessible playground, a fruit tree orchard, picnic areas, gazebos, and pavilion building with public restrooms. Perry Farm Park Offers wonderful outdoor eating opportunities for visiting groups!
For more information on the Perry Farm Park please contact the Bourbonnais Township Park District at (815) 933-9905.
Please check for event dates and times with the Bourbonnais Township Park District for more information.
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