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Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
2800 Colorado Street
Lake Station, IN 46405
Phone: (219) 963-2070
Creative, imaginative fun and play! Hands-on activities in 12 kid-sized pretend settings ideal for ages 9 and younger. Kids never know they’re learning.
The Center, constructed by Lake County Parks and Recreation, is based on the proven concept that there is a positive relationship between the way children play and their cognitive and social development. Many facilities are adopting techniques designed to encourage the natural curiosity of children.The key at Bellaboo’s is a simple one - children learn through play. Everything is meant to be touched, moved, constructed and played with. At Bellaboo’s, activities will combine fun and entertainment leading to learning and development in a safe and secure environment.
- The fun Discovery Play Center is designed for children from infancy through age nine.
- The colorful and imaginative center features 23,000 square foot of hands-on activities.
- Self-guided play in a child-sized supermarket, construction zone, and pizza parlor, for example, will provide areas for children not only to interact with others, but to participate in dramatic play that stimulates intellectual growth.
- Additional elements include block play, do-it-yourself face painting, an art studio, dress-up, water tables, soft-contained-play equipment, a reading room, children’s do-it-yourself cooking, a performance area, and space just for infants and toddlers with developmentally-appropriate play activities.
- The outdoor play area has places to dig for dino bones, climb a tree-pee, explore the garden and ride a pedal cart.
- Children must be with an adult. Bellaboo's is not a daycare center or drop off location.
- Adults are not permitted in Bellaboo's without a child.
Check the website for programs and fees.