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!


Not-So-Creepy Critter Crawl

Friday, October 20 | 10 am - 4 pm

Bellaboo's is going to be crawling with critters! Come make a new friend. The Chicago Herpetological Society will be out with a variety of reptiles in tow. Get hands-on interaction with commonly unfamiliar creatures, or visit the turtles to sloooooow your nerves.

Feeling squeamish? No worries! Animal encounters are totally optional, and the rest of Bellaboo's is open for play all day!

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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.