Like so many others families, we’ve really been missing our local children’s museum during this time. We can’t wait for the days until we’re back in the exhibit halls, tinkering, building and exploring for hours on end. Until then, we’ve found some options for families to bring the fun into their own homes! Below, you’ll find ways to mix up your at-home fun without the commitment of find a place to store it all.
Local Play Equipment Rentals
DuPage Children’s Museum’s Exhibits-To-Go
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Some of your favorite exhibits at DCM are now available to go! Bring home the Wind Tube, Squigz, Magna-Tiles with Light Box, Giant Tinker Toys, and many more activities for either one, three, or seven days. Pricing ranges depending on membership, and length of rental.
Elmhurst Public Library’s Library of Extraordinary Things
125 S. Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Check out board games, puzzles, and learning games with your library card! There are countless activities available for families to have fun and learn together in the comfort of their own home.
STEAM Kits offered by Franklin Park Public Library
10311 Grand Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Franklin Park Public Library has an array of STEAM Kits available to even your littlest scientists. Learn about dinosaurs, test out snap circuits, or use your problem-solving skills in a variety of fun activity kits.
Tiny Feet Soft Play & Party Rentals
located in Hoffman Estates
Our tiniest family members are going to love this one! Party packages include ball pits, jumbo building blocks, animal hoppers, safety mats, and more. With additional add-ons for extra fun, your children can enjoy the day without the commitment of buying all of these big items.
Netbricks is a great way to experience LEGO fun without them taking over your house! Choose from a one-time rental or unlimited monthly offerings. Pricing varies, but starts at $24 per month, plus shipping.
When the weather warms up a bit, bring the fun outside with our roundup of bounce house and party supply rentals.