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BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center

BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center Another GREAT Lake County Parks Facility! Room after room of PLAY for the kids and a comfortable Cafe' featuring great food and beverage for the entire family.

Bellaboo's is a self directed play facility providing colorful, fun and secure areas where children from infants through age eight can explore, create and interact. Features:
-Water Room
-Train Room
-Construction Room
-Art Studio
-Soft Play Room
-Infant/Toddler Room
-Pretend Village
-Children's Cooking

Check out our website or give us a call for more information on Birthday Parties and Group rates!

Operating as usual

Thanks CROWN POINT PUBLIC LIBRARY for a festive and song-filled Storytime ❄️🎄💞
12/09/2022

Thanks CROWN POINT PUBLIC LIBRARY for a festive and song-filled Storytime ❄️🎄💞

Time to have ❄️ SNOW MUCH FUN ❄️ at our Frothy-the-Snowman pop-up workshop. Learn about the different states of matter w...
12/05/2022

Time to have ❄️ SNOW MUCH FUN ❄️ at our Frothy-the-Snowman pop-up workshop. Learn about the different states of matter when you make a snowman out of a sweet treat and melt it in some delicious hot chocolate. Make snowballs in the ooeey gooey snowy oobleck and watch them melt in your hand. Finally, end the workshop by dancing in a winter wonderland along with some frosty tunes.

Thursday December 15th, 2022



Sign up today on mybellaboos.com. Just click the banner that says pop-up workshops. See you there!

This is the all-things gingerbread(-ish!) experience!  Kids craft an oversized cardboard Gingerbread House, Build a Swee...
12/05/2022

This is the all-things gingerbread(-ish!) experience! Kids craft an oversized cardboard Gingerbread House, Build a Sweet Home in Children’s Cooking and enjoy the BEST version of The Gingerbread Man story.

Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 PM



Sign up today at mybellaboos.com. Just click the pop-up creative class banner. See you there!

All aboard for Ceramic Train Painting, Polar Express Story Time, and Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate!  This workshop will l...
12/01/2022

All aboard for Ceramic Train Painting, Polar Express Story Time, and Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate! This workshop will leave you with a one-of-a-kind art piece for your mantle and a memory for your heart..

When: Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Time: 12:00
Where: Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center

Didn't have time to sign-up online? No worries we can add the activity to your daily admission for just an additional $4. ALL ABOARD!

Sign up for this and other Pop-Up Classes online at mybellaboos.com.

At Bellaboos, we are thankful for...the kids at play, the grown-ups who bring them, too.  We are thankful for our Giving...
11/22/2022

At Bellaboos, we are thankful for...the kids at play, the grown-ups who bring them, too. We are thankful for our Giving Tree, grab a tag and buy toys for someone new! We are thankful for each other and the joy our work can bring. We are thankful for the holiday season, MERRY EVERYTHING! Happy Turkey Day from the Boo Crew🦃💓

Join us for our pop-up work shops on select days! Pre-Registration Required See you there! www.mybellaboos.com
11/16/2022

Join us for our pop-up work shops on select days!
Pre-Registration Required
See you there!
www.mybellaboos.com

11/12/2022
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It’s time for the Turkey Painting. It’s time for the Turkey Painting. Art class with Art and Soul DIY Studio— This Tuesday, November 15 at 11AM.

11/11/2022

The Lake County Purdue Extension songster extraordinaire 💕. "Bats eat bugs they don't eat people" 💃💃👏👏 Thanks Purdue Extension

Getting Batty at the Boo!  Music and more to come at 1!  Veterans Day crafts, too.  Woo Hoo!  Happy Veterans Day! Vetera...
11/11/2022

Getting Batty at the Boo! Music and more to come at 1! Veterans Day crafts, too. Woo Hoo! Happy Veterans Day! Veterans Free💓

11/11/2022
Art and Soul DIY Studio Class at Bellaboos today FREE with the price of admission!  Be there by 11 to join the fun!
11/01/2022

Art and Soul DIY Studio Class at Bellaboos today FREE with the price of admission! Be there by 11 to join the fun!

Booooooooooooooooooooooo at the Boo🎃😊💓🍁
10/31/2022

Booooooooooooooooooooooo at the Boo🎃😊💓🍁

Halloween at BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center strikes again!  See everyone today in their costumes from 10-...
10/31/2022

Halloween at BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center strikes again! See everyone today in their costumes from 10-2, WOO HOO! Cooking Class, Dance Party, Fun Loot - It's a Hoot!!!

BOO! This Monday we’ll be donning our best costumes and getting Halloweeny for a party with YOU! Bring your littles for ...
10/28/2022

BOO! This Monday we’ll be donning our best costumes and getting Halloweeny for a party with YOU! Bring your littles for a day of not-so-spooky fun! Get tickets online, or (if you’re not sure how your little ghouls will be on Monday Morning) at the door!

10/20/2022

You're probably not going to want to miss Fall at the Boo. Hope to see You!

In case any of you were wondering what it looks like behind the scenes at the Boo!
10/06/2022

In case any of you were wondering what it looks like behind the scenes at the Boo!

Having a SUPER DAY
09/24/2022

Having a SUPER DAY

We are Superhero ready... how about YOU?!? Dust off your capes super grown-ups.  Tomorrow is the big day!
09/23/2022

We are Superhero ready... how about YOU?!? Dust off your capes super grown-ups. Tomorrow is the big day!

Making themselves into an apple truck before they get the apples and chop them up!  Loving all the smiles.  Thanks Purdu...
09/16/2022

Making themselves into an apple truck before they get the apples and chop them up! Loving all the smiles. Thanks Purdue Extension

Fall into FUN at Bellaboo's!  Our friends at the Purdue Extension are coming tomorrow (FRIDAY, 9/16/22) at Noon for some...
09/15/2022

Fall into FUN at Bellaboo's! Our friends at the Purdue Extension are coming tomorrow (FRIDAY, 9/16/22) at Noon for some APPLE EDU-PLAY-TION! Get ready to make an apple truck and learn the steps in the food production system. Kids will get to act like wacky critters, do an apple taste test, and more!! Purdue Extension

13 Years Later and we are only getting better!  Thankful for 2022 at the Boo where the garden is blooming, the art is po...
09/15/2022

13 Years Later and we are only getting better! Thankful for 2022 at the Boo where the garden is blooming, the art is popping and the people are as great as ever.

Water is ON at Bellaboos!  Keeping summer alive and well over here.  Don't forget your towel and a change of clothes.  W...
09/14/2022

Water is ON at Bellaboos! Keeping summer alive and well over here. Don't forget your towel and a change of clothes. We have some beautiful days ahead. Hope to see you! 🔆

What fun we have planned at Bellaboo's today! POP in at 12:00 PM to see the LAST BUBBLE SHOW OF THE YEAR! Join us at 1:0...
09/09/2022

What fun we have planned at Bellaboo's today!

POP in at 12:00 PM to see the LAST BUBBLE SHOW OF THE YEAR!

Join us at 1:00 for Wild Wonders with Ms. Caryn

Bellaboos's open 10 to 3. See you soon!

Pardon the mess while we freshen up! The indoor water room is closed this week to get a fresh coat of paint.
08/30/2022

Pardon the mess while we freshen up! The indoor water room is closed this week to get a fresh coat of paint.

Environmental Education Program for KIDS on this Bee-utiful Friday at the Boo.  At noon in the center of the cafe.  Hope...
08/26/2022

Environmental Education Program for KIDS on this Bee-utiful Friday at the Boo. At noon in the center of the cafe. Hope to see you! Thanks www.lcswd.com/education/

A huge thanks to our friends at Southlake Martial Arts for spending a few Fridays with us this summer! Their program was...
07/29/2022

A huge thanks to our friends at Southlake Martial Arts for spending a few Fridays with us this summer! Their program was so fun for our kiddos and they were a delight to work with. If you missed them at Bellaboo's, be sure to stop by one of their locations for their Back to School Bash and mark your calendars for September 24 because they'll be back at Bellaboo's for a Super Fun Superhero Bash!

We can't wait to see you!
06/30/2022

We can't wait to see you!

Mother nature has ruined our fun for the day! We are still opened for play including the Pirate Ship, Dino Dig, and Busy...
06/26/2022

Mother nature has ruined our fun for the day! We are still opened for play including the Pirate Ship, Dino Dig, and Busy Boo Avenue, but our water elements will be off for the time being.
Thank you for understanding!

Sun's out? Splash on! Bellaboo's is open today from 10 AM - 3 PM and there's SO MUCH FUN to be had! 1) It's Two Can Tues...
06/14/2022

Sun's out? Splash on! Bellaboo's is open today from 10 AM - 3 PM and there's SO MUCH FUN to be had!

1) It's Two Can Tuesday! Bring some canned goods and save!
2) Art and Soul DIY Studio will be here from 11 AM to Noon leading Art and Soul in Action and doing arts and crafts with your kiddos!
3) Sweet Pea Sing-a-Longs with Miss Rose will start at Noon.
4) Summer is here and Buccanoo Bay is overflowing with splashes of fun!

Two Can Tuesdays are BACK! Bring in two canned goods to donate to the Food Bank, and receive one free adult with a paid ...
06/13/2022

Two Can Tuesdays are BACK! Bring in two canned goods to donate to the Food Bank, and receive one free adult with a paid child's admission! You can even double up! 4 non-perishables + 2 paid kids = 2 free adults!

Open this Tuesday from 10 AM - 3 PM, inside and outside! It's looking to be a toasty one, so be sure to bring the sunscreen and grab your water clothes to cool off in Bellaboo's Imagination Garden!

Only FOUR sleeps until the first day of Camp Bellaboo and our team of Camp Leaders could not be more EXCITED!! Your kids...
06/10/2022

Only FOUR sleeps until the first day of Camp Bellaboo and our team of Camp Leaders could not be more EXCITED!! Your kids could not spend their summer with a better group of people! Registration is open until TOMORROW at NOON, so sign up now! https://lakecountyparks.com/281/Camp-Bellaboo

🫧 Bubble Fun today at Noon with our friend Mrs. Wonderful from Paint On Me! She brings the party with BIG Bubbles, Bubbl...
06/09/2022

🫧 Bubble Fun today at Noon with our friend Mrs. Wonderful from Paint On Me! She brings the party with BIG Bubbles, Bubble Foam, and loads and loads of Bubble Joy! We hope you POP in for a great time! 🫧 🫧 🫧

There's still time! Put the fun in your kiddos' Mondays with Camp Bellaboo! Camp starts next week Monday, June 13 and ru...
06/07/2022

There's still time! Put the fun in your kiddos' Mondays with Camp Bellaboo! Camp starts next week Monday, June 13 and runs every Monday through August 8th (minus a day off for the 4th of July). You can sign up for full camp or pick and choose the days that work for you! The best part? Campers get Bellaboo's ALL TO THEMSELVES with our awesome team of fun conductors leading games, songs, snacks, crafts, and so much more!

Sign up now at https://lakecountyparks.com/281/Camp-Bellaboo before those last spots get snagged!

Tickets are still on sale for Friday's Eggs Marks the Spot Pirate Treasure Hunt! Regular admission prices, with loads of...
04/14/2022

Tickets are still on sale for Friday's Eggs Marks the Spot Pirate Treasure Hunt! Regular admission prices, with loads of bonus fun from 10-2 on Friday.
Get your tickets at tinyurl.com/bellaboos so we can be prepared for the right number of playful pirates!

Our statement on today's news. Any official inquires should be directed to the Gary Police Department.
04/13/2022

Our statement on today's news. Any official inquires should be directed to the Gary Police Department.

Address

2800 Colorado Street
Lake Station, IN
46405

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(219) 963-2070

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Bring the kiddos to BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center for some fun with balloons and a New Years toast!🎈 If you are looking for other ways to ring in 2022 check out our blog here: https://www.southshorecva.com/blog/post/new-years-eve-along-the-south-shore/
Yesterday we took our Hammond Campus Kindergaten Class on a special field trip to BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center!! It was so much fun, check it out!
Hi! Wondering if the imagination garden is opened? Looking to go next weekend 3/27/21
Congratulations to Natalie Garza, Visitor Experience Manager at BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center for winning a RISE Award on behalf of Along the South Shore.

Caring for children always comes first for Garza. She has band-aided more scrapes, soothed more burns, cleaned more *accidents* and wiped as many tears as a full-time teacher, which is only 1/10th of her everyday duties.

https://valpo.life/video/rise-award-winner-natalie-garza/
Congratulations to Natalie Garza, Visitor Experience Manager at BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center for winning a RISE Award on behalf of Along the South Shore.

Caring for children always comes first for Garza. She has band-aided more scrapes, soothed more burns, cleaned more *accidents* and wiped as many tears as a full-time teacher, which is only 1/10th of her everyday duties.

https://portage.life/video/rise-award-winner-natalie-garza/
Congratulations to Natalie Garza, Visitor Experience Manager at BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center for winning a RISE Award on behalf of Along the South Shore.

Caring for children always comes first for Garza. She has band-aided more scrapes, soothed more burns, cleaned more *accidents* and wiped as many tears as a full-time teacher, which is only 1/10th of her everyday duties.

https://laportecounty.life/video/rise-award-winner-natalie-garza/
Having so much fun at the Mini Baby Expo at St Cecilia’s Hall in Port Hedland. With, Sapient Spirit
Hedland Toy Library
BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center Sharna Lewis. Tupperware - South Hedland

Here till 2pm today!!
I love y’all to death, the place is amazing BUT can I suggest bringing back the mats for the ground in the water room? My daughter has fallen at least 3 or 4 times because of how wet it gets on the floor and she’s hurt her wrist and hit her head. Granted I’ve tried stopping her from walking or running too fast but something g to absorb the water instead of concrete. I’d hate to see her really get hurt badly! I’ve been told you guys don’t have mats anymore which is kind of odd.
Thanks!
"Moving Storytime" by BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center- what a GREAT idea!
https://www.facebook.com/bellaboos/videos/1326868144186026/
Hello, have you estimated a date for reopening yet?
Hello, any idea when you might be re opening?
Try out this creative project from BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center!⚪️🚀
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