Remodeled children's museum opens in Round Lake

The Round Lake Area Park District's newly remodeled Children's Neighborhood Museum, 814 Hart Road in Round Lake, has officially reopened.

Local families attended a special free reopening event n Wednesday, March 1, at the museum, which was aimed at ages 6 and younger.

The museum is a tot-sized replica of a town, built especially for children - a place where they can drive a car to the market, gas up at the local gas station, be a doctor, lead a classroom and explore in the STEAM area.

It also has a crawler zone for those with siblings younger than 1.

Admission to the museum is $5 per resident, $7 per nonresident, per session, for children younger than 13; $2 per resident, $3 per nonresident, per session, for ages 13 and older.

One free adult entrance is provided per paid child entrance. Memberships at the museum cost $10 for residents, $14 for nonresidents per month, per child.

Wednesdays are a free day at the Children's Neighborhood Museum, with hours from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Entry is first-come, first-served. Be advised that there is a guest capacity to ensure fun and safety for all.

The Children's Neighborhood Museum is sponsored by NorthShore University HealthSystem. For more details, visit

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