Hours, Fees and Annual Play Pass

Bellaboo’s Hours

Bellaboo’s 2013 Hours


Jan 1 – May 27

May 28 – Sept. 1

Sept. 7 – Dec. 31



10 to 5

10 to 5


10 to 5

10 to 5

10 to 5


10 to 8

10 to 5

10 to 8


10 to 8

10 to 5

10 to 8


11 to 5

11 to 5

11 to 5

Special Monday Openings

Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day Special
Spring Break Monday Fun Days

January 21
February 18
March 25 – April 8

Bellaboo’s is Closed

Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Closed September 2-6, 2013 for maintenance


Bellaboo’s General Admission

  Weekdays Weekends and Holidays
Infant (under 1 year) Free Free
Toddlers (1 yr to 23 months) $4.95 $5.95
Children age 2 to 9 $6.95 $8.95
Adults and children 10 yrs. plus $4.95 $5.95

Weekdays after 3:30 Bellaboo Special
$2 Off admission (adults and children alike). Come play for the evening at a discount!

2 Can Tuesdays are BACK
2 cans + 1 paid child = 1 free adult
Tuesdays Only - Limited time offer



Annual Play Pass

$150 – for 1 adult and 1 child
$50 – for each additional child
$20 – for each additional adult

Free Admission for One Year
15% off all Café purchases
10% off Birthday Parties
10% off Merchandise
Subscription to Bellaboo’s monthly eNewsletter, the Play Patrol

The Play Pass pays for itself with less than one visit per month and gives you the added bonus of countless discounts on some of our best features.  The more family members you add, the more value you get from your play pass which means…the more you play, the more you save! Come and maximize your experience while minimizing your budget.
Play Pass Guidelines

  • Play Passes expire one year from date of activation.
  • Play Passes are specific to individuals.
  • Play Pass may only be used by specified Pass Holder, they are not transferable.
  • Additional family members can be added to your Play Pass package at any time.
  • Play Pass packages cannot be pro-rated.
  • Play Pass must be present for admission.  We will look-up your Play Pass one time free of charge; every time thereafter will be an additional $1 look up fee.
  • Play Pass replacement fee is $5 per pass.
  • The person listed as the “Parent” of your Play Pass account is responsible for all people in the family account.
  • Play Passes can be renewed before or after they expire.
  • Play Passes can be used during public hours only, not during private events.

The 10% off of Birthday Parties will be deducted from the remaining balance – Play Pass holder must be current the date the balance is due.


WHAT IS BELLABOO'S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER? The Center, designed by the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group, 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 Field Museum in Chicago, for instance, has opened the Crown Family Play Lab, which is all about hands-on experiences.  The key, there and 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 eight.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reservations for group field trips and birthday parties may be made by calling 219-963-2070.

Educators and parents have long understood the value of play as it relates to the foundations for early learning.  When children use concrete objects in dramatic ways, such as playing in a pretend grocery store or a kid’s size construction zone, they learn social skills and competency.  Written cues through signs help children get ready to read and write.  They understand that the written symbols on paper carry meaning – even if they can’t yet read.   Play apparatus will help in motor development, including gross and fine motor skills.  

As adults, we may think children are “just playing”, but consider how much language development is happening as children respond to each other and work out the details of play. 

They’ll never know they’re learning. . . But, we will

  • Other features include café seating for nearly 180 people located in the center of the building surrounded by the play areas.  

  • Five private birthday party rooms are the perfect place for that special birthday boy or girl.  

  • The Center also fits the needs of preschool and elementary grade school field trips with age appropriate curriculum. 

  • While the focus is on non-structured play, special activities and adult-guided programs will also be scheduled.

  • The Center is open year-round.  

  • It isTHE place to bring little ones for learning and LOTS of FUN.