LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Family fun: Sure, kids can build to their hearts' content at this fabulous discovery center, but save some time for the exciting rides, 4D Cinema, Jungle Expedition, and fun for the whole family.
- Master Builder Academy: Kids learn new building skills from our resident experts – the LEGOLAND ® model building team – in these 25-minute workshop sessions.
- Factory tour: How are LEGO bricks actually made? And how do they get from the factory to the store? Find out in this exciting tour led by Professor Brick-a-Brack.
- Pirate Adventure Island: This new pirate-themed playland is designed to encourage creative, swashbuckling play with hands-on activities for kids and adults alike.
About this Chicago, Illinois tour
LEGO® bricks were invented by a Danish toymaker named Ole Kirk Kristiansen back in 1958. They way the bricks locked together was so unique that the design was patented, and kids' imaginations have been in overdrive ever since. Over the years, the company has introduced the DUPLO series for kids under five, mini-figures, motorized parts, and themed sets tied to book and movie characters. Few toys have inspired kids' creativity like LEGO bricks.
But wait, there's more. The first LEGOLAND Park opened in Denmark in 1968, followed by parks in California, Florida, and elsewhere. In 2007, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers were born. The first launched in Berlin, followed by the Chicago location in 2008 and others across the U.S., Europe, and Asia in recent years. All are designed for children ages 2-12 to learn, play, and let their imaginations go wild surrounded by more than three million bricks under one roof.
Believe it or not, building with LEGO bricks is more than just ridiculously fun and engaging – it's also a learning experience. Creativity, problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, cooperation, and social skills all come into "play" when kids construct something out of nothing – in this case a castle, pirate ship, or space station out of a brightly colored pile of LEGO bricks. But at this age, kids don't care about the benefits of such imaginative play – they just care that it's fun!
A mini windy city
Miniland Chicago is one of the most popular attractions within the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. It's built from almost two million LEGO bricks (wow), and includes many of the city's most iconic landmarks, like the Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, and the Wrigley Building. It's also updated seasonally, so there's always something new to see. Be sure to check it out when you go.
Please make your way to Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd Schaumburg, IL 60173
Adults must be accompanied by children to enter LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and all children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Outside food and drinks are not permitted, except for baby food/milk.
The time at LEGOLAND is at your pace; it takes about 2 hours to work your way around the Discovery Center. Visiting first thing in the morning or late afternoon is best for busy weekend days.
This tour is wheelchair accessible
Family Friendly, Theme Park
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 2 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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