Discounted Play in Chicagoland

The price of play can be pretty high, especially when you are looking for a way to escape your house during the cold and gross days in Chicagoland. Thankfully there are some awesome places for your kids to explore at a reduced rate. Read on to learn about discounted play in Chicagoland:

Play Spaces & Activities

Little Beans Café

Mondays are the best day to play at either Chicago or Evanston Little Beans Café because all admission is $7. You can also take advantage of playing later in the day during the week by enjoying a discounted price of $10 per admission between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Sod Room

Everyone loves a good happy hour. Enjoy play from 4 p.m. to close on weekdays (don’t forget that they are open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays) for the reduced price of only $8.

Legoland Discovery Center

Bring the littlest architects over to the Lego mecca to build and create during discounted Toddler Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays from September through January.


Chicago Children’s Museum

Eat an early dinner so you can take advantage of free admission on Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m. Our current favorite? The ice skating room!

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Illinois Residents can relax in the butterfly sanctuary, learn about animals, and explore the beauty of the Midwest all day Thursday. Worried about parking? Don’t be. Here is a discount code for using Park Whiz, this mama’s best kept secret.

Looking for other free and discounted activities? Here is a list to keep handy!

Happy Playing!
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  1. Dora Clemons says

    This place looks like a lot of fun. We don’t really have anything like that around here. I sure wish we did though, cause my little guy could sure use an outlet for all this energy!

  2. Elizabeth O. says

    Beautiful! They have a lot to offer and the kids will enjoy them for sure. I love the idea of keeping kids active, this is the perfect place for that!

  3. Clo Nevaeh says

    Wow! How cool are these play stations. I’ve never been to Chicago but when we go we’ll have to check it out.

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