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Children's Neighborhood Museum
Children's Neighborhood Museum
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Imagine a tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids. A place where they can drive a car to the grocery store, gas up at the local gas station, be a fireman, police officer or even a daycare worker! Our Neighborhood is a place where children ages 1-6 practice various roles in a community, challenging themselves to explore, imagine and create, exercising both mind and body. We also have a crawler zone for those with siblings under 1. We meet a variety of "Illinois State Early Learning Standards" that have been developed for Early Childhood Developmental Education.

Visit us inside the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, lower level:
Children's Neighborhood Museum814 Hart Road, Round Lake, IL 60073


Admission Prices
$6 per child. Maximum capacity is 30 children, so get here early! All children must have an adult chaperone.

Coupon Available: $1 off Admission.


General Hours
Scheduled open hours are subject to change / cancellation without notice.


Mornings: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Afternoons: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Evenings: Mondays: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wednesdays: 5:00 - 6:30 pm (FREE ADMISSION)






The museum will be closed Monday, May 28.


Special Interest Groups
Time has been set aside for these special groups:

CDC $1/child Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
SRSNLC $5/child Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4: 9:30 - 11:30 am



Member-Only Hours
See chart below for details.


Annual Family Memberships: $85 - If you think you will visit more than 8 times in a year, the $85 family membership is ideal for you! You will also receive a MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT on over 20 programs that the Children's Neighborhood Museum offers, plus a discount on any Birthday or Private Group Rental with the museum. Other benefits include:

• FREE admission ( two swipe cards per family ) for two children in the same household for one year.

• FREE t-shirt for each child
• You may add an additional child for $30; additional swipe card $10
• Enjoy Members-Only hours
• Quarterly newsletter

The following hours have been reserved for the exclusive use of our museum members. These members may also visit during any open hour session. Scheduled open hours are subject to change / cancellation without notice.


MORNINGS: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 9:30 am
AFTERNOONS: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 1:30 pm
EVENINGS: Tuesdays: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

For more information, see our Registration link.


Find Parent-Tot Activities here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roundlakeareaparkdist/Activity_Search?ActivityCategoryID=35&isSearch=true&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true


Find Children's Neighborhood Museum Activities here:


It's Non-Stop Party Fun in our
Children's Neighborhood Museum

Give your child the best birthday party in the neighborhood - our Children's Neighborhood Museum, that is! We supply two hours of non-stop fun. First, we have some fun in the actual "Neighborhood Play Zone," then move into the adjacent room where you serve food/cake/beverages and/or open presents. Included in the party price is an "I had my birthday at the Children's Neighborhood Museum" t-shirt for the birthday child, plus an appreciation gift for each child which includes a coupon to visit us on another day.


Click here for full details on our party package.


Private Group/School Rentals

Rentals are 90 minutes. A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation, which will apply towards your final balance. Rentals include a coupon to visit with their family at a later date.

Private Group Rental Cost

• 90 minute rental: $5 per child, one adult per 10 children is required (Min/Max: 5/30 children).

• We also have a wonderful Prairie Grass Nature Museum, which we can add to your visit upon availability (additional fee applies).


For private group or party rentals, please contact Margaret Kissner at margaret_kissner@rlapd.org or call 847-546-8558.




Rental Waiver: English
Rental Waiver: Spanish

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Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: (847) 546-8558
Fax: (847) 740-8180