When you’re looking for a place to live with kids in tow, the surrounding area of your new home becomes even more important. Our apartments in Chicago are great places to raise a family. From our sunny and spacious floor plans, to our resort-style swimming pool, to our rolling lawns, our apartments in Chicago offer a peaceful place to raise your family.
But what about those days when you want to get away from your peaceful apartment and go have some family-friendly fun? In the city of Naperville, there are plenty of options for kids to learn, explore, and play.
The DuPage Children’s Museum: Where Kids Can Explore on their Own Terms
More and more early childhood educators are lauding the benefits of play when it comes to learning. Here at the DuPage Children’s Museum, kids can do just that. By exploring fascinating surroundings with their own hands, kids can learn about cause and effect, art, basic science, engineering, and math… all by having fun.
According to their website, “DCM is committed to developing original exhibits to encourage self-directed exploration. There is no one way to play. Each exhibit is designed to be open-ended with multiple outcomes.” Here at DuPage Children’s Museum, the kids are in charge!
Exhibits include Awesome Energy, where kids can learn about the interplay between water, air, and electricity, and Make it Move, where kids can learn about the basic concepts of physics. DCM is especially known for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) exhibits. At Math Connections, kids learn that math is all around them, all the time, and at the “Build It” exhibit, kids learn how to build, problem solve, and hone their critical thinking skills, which is sure to be a huge hit with any future engineers.
While the DuPage Children’s Museum focuses generously on STEM, they also feature art exhibits that encourage the youngin’s to roll up their sleeves and get creative. In the “Art is Instrumental” exhibit, kids experience where music and art collide, and in the “Creativity Connections” exhibit, kids can explore how light and shadow can be the building blocks of creative expression. The DuPage Children’s Museum even has its very own art museum, by and for children! Kids can see art displayed by budding artists just like them.
Funtopia Family Entertainment: Fun for the Whole Family
If you ever come across a rainy day when the kids are bouncing off the walls, there’s no better place to go than Funtopia: the place where kids can run, jump, climb, bounce, swing, build, and more! Adventure lovers will fall in love with Funtopia. With multiple climbing walls ranging from Fun Walls to the Technical Wall, kids who love climbing have plenty of opportunities to reach new heights. The ropes course is also an exhilarating experience for thrill-seeking kiddos, offering a fun but challenging test of flexibility, balance, and strength. More adventurous kids will love “Jump In The Air”! Little adrenaline junkies can climb up to a platform and leap into the air to grab either a trapeze or punching bag in a safe but excitement-filled environment.
Funtopia is also a great place to host your kid’s birthday parties, so all their friends can run around and get their wiggles out for a memorable birthday. Be sure to check out their events, because between Family Fun Fridays and Summer Day Camps, there’s always plenty of fun to be had at Funtopia!
Ball Factory Indoor Playground & Cafe: A Place Where Kids Can Play And Parents Can Relax
Sometimes moms and dads need to relax or get some work done on their laptop while their kids play. This is why we love the Ball Factory Indoor Playground & Cafe. Perfect for toddlers and other young kiddos, this place is a total dream for kids. Between the exciting bumper cars and the huge ball pits, the kids will never get bored.
At the imagination playground, kids can build whatever kind of structure they want to with large foam bricks. There are tunnels, stairs, slides, and more where kids can explore and expand their horizons, right here in the safety of the play cafe. Little kids also love the play tractors, where they can pretend to head off for a long day of construction work! After a full day at Ball Factory Indoor Playground & Cafe, your kids will be exhausted, and they’ll beg you to go back for more and more.
Sky Zone: Massive Wall-To-Wall Trampolines and Sports in a Place Kids Will Never Want to Leave
Kids love trampolines. And what’s better than one trampoline? An entire building full of trampolines! Here at Sky Zone, kids can get in hours of exercise at the freestyle jump, where they can hang out with friends and jump higher than they ever thought possible. Budding gymnasts will absolutely love this place!
Basketball lovers will love playing SkySlam, the ultimate way to play basketball while jumping as high as the rim! Or kids can show off their elusiveness playing Ultimate Dodgeball on the trampoline court. In the Foam Zone, kids can dive into a pit of foam while catching some serious air. But that’s not all – there’s so much more to do here, whether you’re into obstacle courses or fitness classes, Sky Zone has something for all ages.
Plenty of Family Fun to be had Near our Apartments in Chicago
Whether your kids are just learning to walk or learning to drive, there’s always fun to be had for the whole family not too far from our luxury apartments in Chicago. After all, finding the perfect place to live for the whole family is crucial because before the kids grow up, it’s important to get in that quality family time. Schedule a tour of one of our Chicago apartments today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members can show you what life is like at our Chicago apartments, and answer all your questions about family life here in the area.