Explore the animals of Africa, Asia, Australia, yet next leave Illinois! Peoria Zoo features amazing learning opportunities for kids, and great animal fun!
Henson Robinson Zoo
Over 90 species from all over the world at this beautiful Springfield Zoo, giving kids a great day of animal-tastic learning!
216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!
Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!
Kline Creek Farm
West Chicago, IL
A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!
Coal Valley, IL
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train. Animal fun in Illinois!
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few!
From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!
Wildlife Prairie Park
Hanna City, IL
2,000 acre of beautiful parkland with a wildlife park home to 150 creatures over 50 species. With a fishing lake, mountain bike tracks and hiking tracks, this really is an outdoor adventure for the whole…
Miller Park Zoo
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park
The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages, with slides, tubes, drops, flumes, waves, and more!
Raging Rivers Water Park
Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!
Magic Waters Waterpark
Cherry Valley, IL
Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!
The Water Works
Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!
Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool
105 acre parkland with plenty of sporting opportunities and play areas. Within it is a small waterpark, including fun features, toddlers' wading pool and multi level diving boards.
Rainbow Falls Waterpark
Elk Grove Village, IL
A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!
Skokie Water Playground
A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!
Pavilion Aquatic Center
Elk Grove Village, IL
Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!
Joliet Splash Station
Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!
7 major slides, wave pool, lazy river, 2 shallow interactive play areas for kids, giant sandbox, family shows PLUS zip line adventure course and Outback Road Rally!
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
Great indoor water fun at this resort, with day passes available. 24,000 square feet of play zones, slides and lazy rivers! Great Illinois water fun all year round!
Aquatics and Nature Museum
Round Lake, IL
offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and Interpretive Nature Trail.
Coral Cove Water Park
Carol Stream, IL
A fun, beach-themed water park with multiple pools and water play features: Two awesome tube waterslides, A deep-water plunge pool with a drop-slide and diving board, large walk-in swimming pool, interactive water playground Five Star…
CoCo Key Indoor Water Park
CoCo Key is Northern Illinois' ONLY all indoor water park! Splash-tastic attractions, a fun arcade with redemption prizes, birthday party rooms, private cabanas, snack bars…get ready to cool down!
Lake Zurich, IL
Visit a fun indoor play center fueled by the imagination of children! Kids of all ages - including parents - can enjoy the many fun play activities in this Lake Zurich fun palace!
Experience a HUGE indoor playground, with bouncers, slides, play structures, toddler area, and arcade...where kids AND adults can play!
Airtastic Play Land
Airtastic is a Play Land that offers a fun and exciting outdoor playground - indoors - where kids can get active in a colorful and safe environment!
Bounce into 5,000 square feet of fun and interactive combo inflatables based in the kid zone of Stratford Square Mall.
Jump Zone Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Fun open play with inflatables in Buffalo Grove, great for active kids who love to BOUNCE!
The Blast Zone
Vernon Hills, IL
Indoor play with Turbo Tubs, sharpen your skills with the Bazooka Ball Blasters or jump from the giant Jumpit trampolines into a massive foam pit!
Legoland Discovery Center Chicago
An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!
Yu Kids Island Chicago
Fun indoor play for kids with over 10 attractions for to play with...from dancing balloons to an enormous revolving tree! An all weather option for kids of most ages.
Gymboree Play and Music of Naperville
A fun, special and creative selection of classes for kids up to 5 years of age to play, learn, and develop.
Stay 2 Play
We are an indoor play space and cafe perfect for your child’s next play date, birthday party, or bout with boredom. Staff supervision means you actually get a break, too.
Nibbles Play Cafe
Serving north/northshore suburbsof chicago, nibbles' is a family-friendly restaurant with kids indoor play areas. A great venue for 1st/first birthdays, kids birthdays and other family party/parties.
Little Beans Cafe
A fun, creative and imaginative indoor play space for those Chicago kids ages up to 6 years! Open play, camps, birthday parties, and a whole lot of fun!
My Town Playground
Island Lake, IL
Indoor playground for children 6 years and under, with ride ons, toys and play areas.
Carol Stream, IL
Is the first ever indoor Trampoline Park in the Chicagoland area. We are excited to bring jumping joy to all those trampoline lovers in Illinois. We do birthdays too!