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!


Bellabration: A Glitterific Gala

Celebrate the New Year December 31st!
There will be a 2pm Countdown & Big Balloon Drop. There will be exciting acticities going on such as Bubble & Fizz Toast,Glam Yo’Self, New Years Eve Parade, and Ready...Set...Confetti!



Santa Saturdays

Visit us December 2,9,16, and 23 to meet Santa! Bellaboos will be filled with all sorts of holiday suprises!

Worldwide Yuletide

From December 4th- 22nd you can learn about all diffrent types of hoilday traditions. Engage in activties that indroduce diverse American and worldwide cultures that may be diffrent from their own!




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.