Activities for Kids & Families

Ignite Gaming Lounge
MassVR player


8125 Skokie Boulevard

Ignite Gaming combines good food and drinks with video games! Targeting all ages, Ignite Gaming provides a multitude of titles from Mario Kart and Street Fighter to recent releases like Battlefield V and Fortnite. After 9 p.m. guests must be +18 to enter. For those who are +21, Ignite Gaming offers unique cocktails and a large draft selection.

Altitude Rock Wall


7037 Central Avenue

Altitude Theme Park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, a rock climbing wall, dodgeball, wipeout and much more entertainment for families, groups, and individuals. They also offer weekday and weekend toddle times and daily specials. 

Exploratorium Inside

4701 Oakton Street

The Skokie Park District Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play. Make-believe in a costumed dress-up area; run your fingers through the water play area; climb a wall, play with trains, experience new heights in two-and-a half-story tubes and tunnels, and much more.



8031 Floral Avenue

At the Skokie Heritage Museum, located in the Historic Engine House, visitors can visit for free to learn more about the rich history of Skokie. Also on site is the original 1847 Log Cabin. These two sites have much to offer including permanent and temporary exhibits, special interest classes, and educational school programs.

CMX Old Orchard Theater Front Entrance


4999 Old Orchard Center

CMX Market Theater is a new and innovative movie concept developed by CMX Cinemas which combines a luxury movie-going experience with a fashionable food hall station, offering self-serve culinary and beverage selections.


4847 Old Orchard Shopping Center (former Lord & Taylor Space on east side of mall)

MassVR is the newest team-based virtual-reality active experience. Gather your best team of 4 or compete against friends in a virtual reality world where you play to win. MassVR’s immersive game play combines groundbreaking technologies with real-life movement as players work together to protect their power-core while also trying to destroy the power-core of the other team. Must be 12+ to play.

Chuck E Cheese


7142 Carpenter Road

Chuck E. Cheese 

has everything you need for birthday parties, family time, group events and more. With the new All You Can Play Pass, kids get unlimited access to games for the allotted time purchased. Also, the Skokie location is one of the first stores to feature brand new remodels like a modern dance floor, new logo and enhanced menu options.

North Shore Performing Arts Center Interior


9501 Skokie Boulevard

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts is a  two-theater complex operating as part of the Village of Skokie’s plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit its citizens and neighboring North Shore communities, offering numerous performances for children and families throughout the year. The facility features an 867-seat main stage theater and a convertible 318-seat theater available for performances as well as social, corporate and community events. The North Shore Center presents a feature series of entertainment spanning numerous genres and styles, and an educational performing arts program, Youtheatre.

Skokie Sports Park- Driving Range


3459 Oakton Street

The Skokie Sports Park offers two mini-golf courses, batting cages, and a year long outdoor driving range which keeps guests warm with special outdoor heaters. The driving range has 40 stations for you to work on your short or long game so you're ready when the spring weather hits.