DuPage Children’s Museum is back and better than ever!

DuPage Childrens Museum Main

Have you heard the DuPage Children’s Museum has reopened? As some of you may remember, the museum closed down due to major internal flooding, but guess what? It’s back and better than ever! Hands-on fun is always great, but when you integrate science, engineering, art, and math the entire experience becomes priceless. My preschooler and one-year-old spent the whole day exploring the museum, and I have to say we were VERY impressed.   The entire museum is bright and colorful with plenty to do  all of which are conducive to learning.

Nitty Gritty:

Website: http://dupagechildrens.org/
Prices:  Admission costs $12 for adults and $12 for kids; DCM is now part of the CLIMB network, where families can enjoy reciprocal admission at the following: Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, Discovery Center Museum, KidsWork Children’s Museum, Kohl Children’s Museum, and Wonder Works Children’s Museum.
Location: 301 N. Washington Street Naperville, IL
Parking: There is a free parking lot.
Stroller-friendly? There is plenty of room to move about with a stroller.
Food: There is a cafe located in the basement that serves healthy, high-quality food. We also brought snacks and enjoyed it on the colorful tables.
Nursing Friendly: There are private nursing stations on the main floor and upper level. LOVED this!


  • A warm welcome! We saw staff wandering around eager to interact with children.
  • Reimagined space with bright colors and new equipment. Heck, I even fell in love with the carpeting!

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Floor

  • Each major play station had a section closeby for younger tots. Definitely much easier to watch two kids in different age ranges (3 yo and 1 yo) playing at the same time. Plus, the kiddie areas were huge. Plenty to keep them busy.

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Kids Area

  • Light section a big hit with the kiddos. My 3-year-old couldn’t get enough of putting together these “blocks” on the light table…

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Light Table

…and also the “lite brite” walls

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Light Wall

  • Fun art studio with different activities. My son enjoyed were stamping lemons and limes.

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Art Studio

  • Nursing mommas rejoice. Cool private nursing rooms to make you feel at home!

Nursing Stations at DuPage Childrens Museum

  • My son could have spent the entire time playing in the water area, and he’ll be so excited to hear that the water section will be expanding into AWEsome Water in 2016.

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Water

  • Books located everywhere! It seemed like there were reading nooks located in each major section, and some even had clever book nooks (like books in a boat. Genius!)

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Book Nooks

  • Blown away in the fun wind tunnel.

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Wind Tunnel

  • Probably my favorite picture from the day. This picture sums up our visit. Two happy and exhausted kids.

DuPage Childrens Museum Grand Reopening Tired Kids


Have you been to the DuPage Children’s Museum lately?





Chicago Parent Playdate at Windy City Fieldhouse #CPPlaydate


It’s time to play again with Chicago Parent families! Chicago Parent’s second playdate is back and better than ever! We attended their first playdate at the Accelerated Center and had a great time and left with a bag full of goodies from participating vendors. They bounced around, challenged themselves in an obstacle course, got their face painted, and overall had a fun time.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday check it out for yourself! Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win tickets.


  • Kids can play, play, play. Plenty to keep the kids busy including bounce houses, obstacle course, sports games, train rides, face painting, bounce houses
  • Learn more about Chicago area vendors including Yu Kids, Chicago schools, healthcare professionals, camps
  • A variety of entertainment options include: Mary Macaroni, Miss Jamie’s Farm, Twisticity, Storytown Improv, Storybook Princesses, Medieval Times, Bubbles Academy and more.
  • Have young tots 1 and under? A special interactive baby zone with Chicago Parent and Bump Club and Beyond’s Hey Baby magazine
  • Support a good cause. A portion of the proceeds support Jackson Chance Foundation which created the NICU Transportation Program to ensure that the financial burden of parking and transportation does not stand in the way of any parent seeing their child.


Where: Windy City Fieldhouse, 2367 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago
When: Sunday, October 4
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets: Admission: $6 kids 2-14; $3 under 2; adults free.  Tickets $9 at the door kids 2-14 and $5 2 and under. Visit ChicagoParent.com/Playdate to buy tickets and complete the waiver form
Parking: Parking is first-come, first-served at theWindy City Fieldhouse Parking Lot and adjacent Target parking lot. Overflow parking can be found for $2 for the day at Regal Cinemas — 2600 N. Western Avenue @ Schubert. Parking tickets can be validated at the customer service desk at the theater.

Read more about the event here: http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/web-only/2015-september/playdate

Will you be attending?

Schaumburg Boomers: Minor league baseball, major family fun and {Ticket GIVEAWAY}

schaumburg boomers Minor League Baseball

We’ve been meaning to go to a Schaumburg Boomers baseball game for the longest time, and earlier this summer we finally made it out. And while we’ve been to the Schaumburg Boomers stadium before for an Easter egg hunt, we’d never been to a game. We were excited to say the least!

Nitty Gritty:

Schaumburg Boomers Front of Stadium

Website:  boomersbaseball.com
Address: Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg
Parking: FREE with their own parking lots
Cost: Tickets are very affordable and start at $7 a seat.


  • A nice stadium where every seat is a good seat. The stadium is pretty clean overall and there are a few options for seating.

Schaumburg Boomers View from Third Base

  • The lawn area looked like a nice spot to hang around. Hilly with picnic tables and lots of grassy areas for kids to run around.

Schaumburg Boomers Lawn Seats

Schaumburg Boomers Lawn Seats 2

Schaumburg Boomers Grassy Area

  • Very affordable especially on Sundays with their Family Sunday Pack: $39 for 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Sodas.  The Family Sunday Pack MUST be purchased over the phone or in person at the Boomers Box Office.
  • Kids area with a bouncy house, a giant slide, and an obstacle course. Great way to keep the kids occupied if they start getting antsy. $2 if part of the Kids Club.

Schaumburg Boomers Kids Area

  • Special events throughout the summer. We visited during Harry Potter Night and saw a few people dressed up. Other fun themed days include Star Wars night or even the fun Marshmallow Night? Check out their schedule here.
  • Fun between innings. Plenty of entertainment to keep everyone entertained. My kids has such a laugh watching these people “jousting.”

Schaumburg Boomers Joust Fun

Tips to Enjoy a Schaumburg Boomers baseball game:

  • Sign up for their FREE Coop’s Kid Club for those kids 12 and under. You’ll get:
    • Personalized membership card
    • Lawn voucher for each Sunday home game.
      (Ability to upgrade to Box Seats subject to availability.)
    • 10% Discount in the Boomers Merchandise Store at every game with Kids Club membership card.
    • Discounted access ($2) to Coop’s Kids Corner for every home game with membership card
    • Happy Birthday e-card from Coop
    • Enrollment in the Wintrust Junior Savers Program
    • Chance to play catch on the field after select Sunday home games
    • Subscription to Coop’s Kids Club e-newsletter
  • Boomers players sign autographs for every fan after Sunday home games.
  • Kids can run the bases after every home game.
  • Take a peek at the Frontier Cup. It’s located by the will call window and gift shop.

Schaumburg Boomers Frontier Cup

Did you know?

  • The stadium’s playing surface has the same dimensions as Wrigley Field.
  • The Boomers have won the championship the last two years in a row (and the team has only existed for three years).
  • The team is named after the booming sound of the male prairie chicken, which roamed the Schaumburg area within the last 100 years.

Bottom line:

Going to a baseball game, especially a Schaumburg Boomers game, is always a guaranteed fun time. Plus it’s very affordable for the entire family!


Win (4) FREE tickets for your family!

Summer may be halfway over but there’s still time to catch a Boomers baseball game.  I want to help make that happen so I am giving away four tickets for one lucky family to see a Schaumburg Boomers game. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Reservations will be required. Contest ends Sunday, August 3, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.

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Disclosure: Our family was provided complimentary tickets for a Schaumburg Boomers game. I was not required to express a particular point of view and all opinions are my own.

Review and {Giveaway}: 7 Reasons Why Medieval Times is Great for Families

Medieval Times Chicago Schaumburg Main

This week we’re going to explore the Schaumburg area and to kick it off we’re going to review one of the most popular places in Schaumburg, Medieval Times. Awhile back we talked about going to Medieval Times with toddlers (read about our fun here). Now that the kids are a little older, we knew a trip to Medieval Times was needed. This time we brought Grandma and Uncle. Everyone had a great time! Read for more reasons on why Medieval Times is great for the entire family, then enter to win tickets for your family.

1. Delicious food. ..with cool names. My oldest really digged eating dragon blood (tomato soup), dragon tail (corn), dragon egg (potato), dragon scale (garlic bread), and of course dragon leg (chicken). With names like these, he gladly scarfed down the food.

2. Eating with your hands. The kids loved this. Just ask for more napkins. Oh, and don’t wear your Sunday best!

Medieval Times Chicago Schaumburg Slurping Soup

3. Fine horsemanship. The Andalucian horses are just magnificent creatures.

4.Pageantry and gallantry. How often do you see this?

Medieval Times Chicago Schaumburg Pageantry and Gallantry


Medieval Times Chicago Schaumburg Parade

5. Cheering for your knight. Competition at its best.

Medieval Times Chicago Schaumburg Cheering

6. Fun games. From rings to jousting, there were games aplenty. Again, another reason to cheer for your knight.

Medieval Times Chicago Schaumburg Games Rings

7. Cool swordplay. Handling real weapons takes real skill. Very impressive.


Website: http://www.medievaltimes.com
Location: 2001 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg (Right off I-90)
Parking: Plenty of parking, but if you want to be close to the entrance park closer to the west side of the parking lot
Ticket prices: Admission is $59.95 for adults; under 12 is $35.95; children under 3 are free if they sit on your lap. There’s also different packages you can upgrade to.


Win (4) FREE tickets for your family!

Now, I think everyone should visit Medieval Times to enjoy the feast and wonderful entertainment. In order to make that happen, I’ve got four tickets for one lucky family for the Medieval Times Chicago castle in Schaumburg. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Reservations will be required. Contest ends Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.

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Disclosure: Our family was provided complimentary admission to the Medieval Times. I was not required to express a particular point of view and all opinions are my own.

Family Fun: Find Elk at Busse Forest Elk Pasture in Elk Grove Village

Busse Forest Elk Pasture Elk Grove Village Main Sign

It wouldn’t be right to visit Elk Grove Village and not stop by and say hi to the resident elk at the Busse Forest Elk Pasture. Such a cool thing to have in our neck of the woods!

Website:  http://fpdcc.com/busse-Sowoods/
Location: Located right by the busy intersection of Higgins and Arlington Heights Road (northwest corner).
Admission: Completely FREE
Parking:  Parking lot
Public washrooms: Yes


  • Free! Plenty of parking available
  • Mostly shaded trail. We did only walk up to the bridge but we found that it was mostly shaded because of the towering trees along the way.


  • Very cool bridge. It overlooks the busy Rt. 72 so that was pretty neat! Plus, it made for great photos!



  • Finally finding elk! They were hanging out closer to the trail by the bridge. Since they were sitting, it was harder to find them earlier. But eventually we did and saw about 3 or 4 galloping to the other side of the pasture.



Tips to Enjoy Busse Woods Park:

  • Bring bikes! There is a great shaded trail to follow. Here’s a photo of the trail map:


  • Bring the bug spray!
  • Plenty of signs say it — don’t feed the elk!


Bottom Line:

Even though we didn’t get to see them up close and personal, it was pretty cool seeing them frolicking in the pasture. What a gem in the Northwest suburbs! We will come back, bring our bikes, and hopefully get a better look at them.

Have you been to the Busse Forest Elk Pasture?

Interested in discovering more things to do in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago? Read my list of more than 100 things to do this summer!

Yapa Events Celebrates Mexico at El Meson in Schaumburg

Yapa Events Celebrating Mexico!

Last month we participated in our first adventure hunt hosted by Yapa Events. (Read all about it here) The kids (and adults) had a great time exploring Arlington Heights and discovering new places and cultures. This time around Yapa Events is having another one of their fun events but no hunting needed. Kids will be able to learn all about Mexico and their culture at El Meson in Schaumburg with lunch and craft activities. Seems like a fantastic way to learn and try a new restaurant!

Nitty Gritty

What: Start to explore world cultures near home! Yapa Events provide the passport & the planning. You enjoy connecting with your kids/grandchildren as you discover cultural diversity — close to home. Meet at El Meson in Schaumburg to begin your adventure! Please register adults & children in advance.
When: Monday, July 20, 2015    11:30 am to 1 pm
Who:  Children ages 5 to 11 and their parent/grandparent
Where: El Meson, 34 West Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Fee: $15 per person
Registration:  www.YapaEvents.com or  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ob4n7gmab&oeidk=a07eb6clit4cef97531

El Meson - quac pic

What’s included:

  • Introduction to Mexico and its culture
  • Lunch with a variety of authentic Mexican entrees, sides, a Mexican beverage and dessert
  • Craft activity
  • Yapa Events Passport

Sounds like a really fun way to learn about different cultures. Have you been to any Yapa Events lately?

Parks We GO: Fountain Square Park in Elk Grove Village

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village SplashPad and Playground

Summer is  not complete without getting out and enjoying the weather. I can’t think of a better way than by having the kids play at the park. We’re embarking on a mission to find our favorite park. Today, we visited Fountain Square Park in Elk Grove Village.

We were in the Elk Grove Village area and wanted to stop by Rainbow Falls Waterpark. Unfortunately, due to the heat, everyone had the same plans and there was a waitlist to get in. We all couldn’t wait to get wait so I did a little search and found Fountain Square Park nearby with you guessed it — a splashpad!

Nitty Gritty:

Location: 1751 Gibson Drive, Elk Grove Village (in residential neighborhood)
Parking:  Parking lot located at the school or you can park at the side streets
Playground surface: Woodchips
Shade: Partial, located mostly on the perimeter of the playground
Amenities: Sand pit, Bocce Ball Field, Bags, , trail, sensory garden
Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Bocce Bags

Spraypad: Yes (cement)
Picnic Worthy:  Picnic shelter and a few grassy areas to lay a blanket
Public washrooms: Portable Potties
Playgrounds: 2 playgrounds (one for toddler age kids; the other older children)
Other Amenities: Workout stations located throughout the park

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Workout Stations

Why Kids Will Love the Playground at Fountain Square Park:

  • Free splash pad. ‘Nuff said! Water shoots out from the ground at different times. Although the splash pad is quite simple, the kids just love it!

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village SplashPad

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground SplashPad 2

  • We love these cool swings! Perfect for those who are too big for the baby swings but too small for the “big boy” swings.

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Special Swing

  • Two great playgrounds – one for toddlers and one for older kids. The one for older kiddos had much more to offer though.
Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Younger Kids
Playground for younger children
Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground
Playground for older children

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Older Playground

  • Plenty to climb.

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Older Climbing

  • What kid doesn’t love playing with sand? A pretty spacious sand pit area with contraptions to dig.

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground SandPit

  • Monkey bars made for shorties.

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Monkey Bars Young

  • Advanced monkey bars for older kids.

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Monkey Bars Older Kids

  • Zip lines are always fun. These were a little too high for my preschooler, but easy enough with assistance from mom or dad.

Fountain Square Park Elk Grove Village Playground Zipline

Bottom Line:

We were so happy to have found this park on a whim. A simple, but fun splash pad and a great playground!

Have you been to Fountain Square Park?

Interested in discovering more things to do in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago? Read my list of more than 100 things to do this summer!

{Review} Pirates’ Cove Theme Park: Elk Grove Village’s Hidden Treasure

Pirates Cove Theme Park Elk Grove Village Chicagoland

Ahoy mateys! We are continuing to explore Elk Grove Village and while the indoor option of Jumps n’ Jiggles is fun, you may wish to venture outside where you will find Elk Grove Village’s hidden treasure — a small theme park perfect for tiny tots.

Nitty Gritty:

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park

Website: http://www.elkgroveparks.org/Pirates_Cove/
Admission: Kids general admission $11; Resident $9; Adults free
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday Noon to 4pm, Tuesdays and Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Location: 901 Leicester Road, Elk Grove Village, IL
Parking: There is a free parking lot on Leicester but can see it getting full. You can also park at the Pavilion (Wellington) or the church.
Stroller-friendly?  Yes, we brought our stroller (as did everyone else). Wagons would be a good idea too. There is stroller parking at most of the attractions.
Food: There is a picnic shelter and some grassy areas. You can also buy food at a concession stand.
Crowded: We were here on a Friday afternoon (day before 4th of July) and it was pretty busy, but not overwhelming.
Best for: Children ages 1 to 9


Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Parkn Welcome Sign

  • The hand-powered boats were a big hit. Once they figured out how to use them.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Boats

  • The Pirate Ship was the centerpiece of the amusement park. People could go on top of the deck or head down below to work on crafts.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Pirate Ship 2

  • A fun playground

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Playground

  • Because everybody loves bounces houses. My kids, of course, couldn’t resist bouncing around.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Bounce House

  • Train! Always a winner in our books. It is a pretty short ride, so we rode it twice. Bonus points since the whole family could ride this one.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Train

  • Seeing the mascot, Pirate Pete. It also happened to be his birthday!

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Pirate Pete

  • Can’t resist a fun playground. The Camelot playground had one specifically for older kids and one for younger kids. It was even partially shaded with a rubber cushion ground.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Playground


The highlight though was going down this bad boy — a dragon slide!

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Dragon Slide

  • Special events every Friday. On July 17 kids can dress up in their costume and trick-or-treat throughout the park. On July 31, they will have Superhero Day.
  • Park is very manageable. We didn’t feel rushed to “do” everything since the park is a small.
  • Fun shows on stage. A great way for the kids to rest or grab a bite to eat.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Park Show

  • Adults are always FREE!
  • Other things that we didn’t get to: the new Soarin’ Schooner, the mini carousel, and huge climbing wall.

Pirates Cove Elk Grove Village Amusement Climbing Wall

Tips to enjoy Pirates’ Cove:

  • Pack a lunch. Lots of seating in the carousel room for those that want to have a snack.
  • Attend on a Friday during the summer. They always have a special event happening.

 Bottom Line:

What a fun day out! This pirate-themed park is perfect for younger children and is manageable for the entire family.

Interested in discovering more fun things to do in Elk Grove Village? Read my Chicago Parent post on this lovely town.

Indoor Fun at Jumps n’ Jiggles and Carousel

Indoor Fun at Jumps n Jiggles Paviliion Carousel Elk Grove Village

We love discovering new places around the area, but we sometimes gravitate to those that we’ve explored before — because we absolutely loved it. While we visited Jumps N’ Jiggles a few years ago and I have to say now that my older sons are 5 and 3, it was the perfect time to revisit this fun indoor playground and carousel!

Nitty Gritty:

Website: http://www.elkgroveparks.org/JumpsNJiggles/
Admission: Children 1 and over $4.00 ; children under 12 months FREE
Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Located at the Jack A. Claes Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Avenue
Jack A Claes Pavilion Exterior and Statues
Parking: There is a free parking lot.
Stroller-friendly?  We brought our stroller and parked it around the perimeter
Food: Can’t buy food but can bring some as there are tables located in the carousel room
Crowded: We were here on a Tuesday afternoon and it was a little busy, but not overwhelming
Seating: Row of chairs overlooking the playground
Gated:  No.
Best for: Children under 8


  • Fun mazelike play structure with a sprial slide…

Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Indoor Playground

…and rocking helicopter.

Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Indoor Playground Helicopter

  • Perfect for crawlers. Lots of toys to keep my little one entertained.

Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Playground Eggplant Toy

Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Playground Kiddie

  • Gotta love the Madagascar-esque mural.Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Playground Mural
  • Carousel fun! Now, how many play places have unlimited carousel rides included in the admission? That alone is worth $4!

Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Carousel FaceJumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Carousel Whole View

Bottom Line:

What a great budget-friendly way to spend the day! Older kids will enjoy exploring the play structure, while little ones can play with age-appropriate toys on the floor. Everyone will enjoy taking a spin or two on the carousel.

Tips to enjoy Jumps n’ Jiggles and the Carousel:

  • When you walk in, head to the left to pay for admission and you’ll receive a sticker.
  • Bring socks!
  • Pack a lunch. Lots of seating in the carousel room for those that want to have a snack.
  • Check their hours – it’s open only for a few hours on the weekdays.

Jumps n Jiggles Elk Grove Village Giraffe See You Later

Review and {GIVEAWAY}: Pirate Adventure Island at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago

Pirate Adventure Island at Legoland Discovery Center Chicago in Schaumburg

Disclosure: Our family was invited to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Media Preview. I was not required to express a particular point of view and all opinions are my own.

My two boys LOVE playing with Legos (who doesn’t?) and always get excited when they can visit Legoland Discovery Center Chicago in Schaumburg.  We haven’t paid a visit since last winter and we couldn’t have been more excited to hear that they were unveiling a new exhibit called Pirate Adventure Island! Read our take on the new exhibit and enter below for your chance to see it for yourself.


  • Pirates have landed at Miniland! It’s always fascinating to see the city of Chicago on a mini scale – and looky here, pirate ships have invaded!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Miniland PirateLEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Pirate Miniland

  • Watching the master builder in his super cool workshop….without seeing!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Master Builder Workshop

  • The first floor boasts a challenge station where you can win a prize. They transformed the Star Wars exhibit into building stations where everyone is invited to complete a challenge such as a pirate ship or parrot.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Building Challenge

  • Located on the second floor by the cafe, is the big highlight of LDC — Pirate Adventure Island essentially a large play structure in the shape of a fort and pirate ship.  Kids were running through the play area and having tons of fun.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Play Area

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Play area 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Play area 3

  • Secret building nooks. Not only could they run around and explore the play structure, they could play with huge rubber Lego blocks in the “sea cave”. My kiddos spent a majority of their time here. They loved it!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Sea Cave

  • Say cheese! Fun photo ops everywhere we turn….

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Miniland Pirate 2

…including meeting the new LEGO pirate mascot.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Pirate Mascot

  • Water play fun!  Lucky for us, the kids didn’t see this, or else we would have had some very wet kids. (We didn’t bring a change of clothes!)

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Water Play Table

  • Lego racing stations still located on second floor (just moved).  Great for spur of the moment building opportunities.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Race Track


We Wish:

  • …there were more areas for parents to sit around the perimeter of the play area.
  • …there was a softer play area for non-crawlers.

Tips to enjoy LEGOLAND Discovery Center:

  • After 3 p.m. there are discounted tickets for $12.60
  • Last guest admission is two hours before closing

Nitty Gritty:

Website: http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/chicago/
Ticket prices: Admission is $18 for everyone; children 2 and under are free. Special online pricing applies. Visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/Chicago for discounts.
Location: 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL (Streets of Woodfield)
Parking: Plenty of parking at the lot or the parking garage
Stroller-friendly? Glad we left the stroller at home; it does get a bit congested so I was happy to “wear” my 10-month-old
Food: There is a cafe located on the second floor
Crowded: Not extremely crowded, but we were here on a Wednesday evening after hours for a special event. I can imagine how busy it gets on a weekend.

Bottom Line:

As always, the kids had a great time! We would certainly like to come back, on perhaps on “off day” so the kiddos can enjoy more of the area. We’ll also bring a change of clothes.

Giveaway Nitty Gritty:

There will be one lucky winner who will win (4) tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond back or the prize will be forfeited.  (Be sure to check your spam and add otheplaceswego@gmail.com to your safe sender’s list.)

Good luck!

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