Chicago families rejoice! There’s a new pop-up in town and it’s totally worth the visit. Conveniently located in Lincoln Park right off North Avenue just east of Sheffield. The Bixbee Imagination Station offers about an hour of fun installations and interactive stations for kids. There are five rooms to roam through all with different themes.
You start out walking through the jungle to get to the jungle-themed room.
Then head into the unicorn room and experience the magic of light installations, hula hoops, a unicorn and a sensory wall you could spend an hour playing with by itself.
Next up is a secret garden filled with beautiful flowers and butterflies. It’s a mystical room that will make your little ones smile.
Next, you’ll travel into space to see cool orbit light features and cosmic food.
You’ll finish out under the sea and get lost in a giant octopus that takes up a fourth of the room. You can crawl into the mouth of a shark – YIKES – and even claim your spot as the king (or queen!) of the sea.
If you’re in the Chicago area, I highly recommend this fun exhibit – but hurry as it ends at the end of September. You buy your ticket in advance and choose a time slot. This is great because it keeps the rooms less busy for more fun. I took my 5-year-old and he loved it. I think any age will find it fun for the imagination, however, I think 10 and under will enjoy it most.
There’s street parking on several streets nearby and also a parking garage on Sheffield right after you cross North Ave.
Per the website:
Bixbee Imagination Station is an experiential pop-up bound only by the limits of your imagination.
Inspired by a child’s innate ability to transform their reality into a fantasy world powered by nothing more than their own creativity, Imagination Station is equal parts funtastical playground and imagination jump starter!
Come discover a world every kid (and kid-at-heart) wished truly existed. Enter an un-charted playground where you can ride with a polka-dotted elephant and spot cheeky, technicolor monkeys. Ignite a brilliant light show with just the beat of a drum. Ride a mythical unicorn blazing across a disco rainbow sky. See human connectivity come to life like an electric spirograph. Share secrets with your bestie via flower blossoms. Explore outer space with a surfing, taco loving dinosaur, and take a selfie inside a ferociously, friendly shark!
Bixbee Imagination Station is so much more than just a great photo op, or fantasy play date. It’s a safari into the imagination.
Bixbee Imagination Station: Come Curious – Leave Inspired
Imagination Station is in Chicago for a limited time only. Don’t miss out and reserve your tickets today!
Learn more about Imagination Station here. Use code: FACEBOOK30 as a discount code.
* Mon to Thur, Sat & Sun (10am – 5pm), Fri (10am – 7pm)
* Tickets: Adult $23, Kid (3-11 years old) $15, Children 2 and under are FREE
* For groups of 11 or more, birthday parties, or special events, please email ChiStation@bixbee.com’
*Sensory-friendly experience offered on August 13th and September 10th from 10am-12pm – Enjoy the Imagination Station with lowered lighting, sounds, and effects