Greater Chicagoland's Premier Kid's Destination

Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
is a self-directed play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact.

Before you come and play, be sure to check out our important PLAY BASICS!

Bellaboo's Play Basics

• Play for Kids age 9 & younger
• Everyone wears socks
• Supervise your Sweeties
• Keep your wristband on
• No sick guests - Sanitation is Safety
• No outside food or drink except for baby/allergy
• Have FUN
• Cakes, presents, balloons are permitted ONLY for scheduled Bellaboo's Birthday Parties and private use of party rooms

They’ll never know they’re learning. . . But, we will!


Dreamsicles: A Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Monday, January 15th from 10am-2pm
The diversity snow-cation is warm with kindness for friends of all shapes and shades. Celebrate the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with kid-friendly, educational, immersive play. Activities include “The Skin You Live In” Story Time, Snow Painting Unique Me Self Portraits, and Make Equal Match.

Heart-y Party Valentine’s Celebration

Wednesday, February 14th from 10am-2pm
It’s la-la-la-love fest at Bellaboo’s when Cupid crashes in! Join us for your fill of warm fuzzies, kind hearts, and lots of love!
Programs for the day include Love in Action Story Time, Hearts ATTACK, Cooking with Cupid, and Chocolate Covered Science.




Bellaboo is a most unusual bat.  While other bats sleep during the day, he is wide awake.  While other bats hang upside down from the ceiling, Bellaboo walks on the floor.  And, while other bats eat bugs, Bellaboo is quite a good cook.  He likes to draw and climb and play.  He is very good at sliding and jumping.  Mother and Father Bat don’t know what to do with Bellaboo.  But he makes them smile and you will too, when you visit Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center at Three Rivers County Park in Lake Station, Indiana.  Bellaboo's is another fine facility of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department.