Open Play

Open Play

The last day for Open Play at 1504 N. Fremont was Thursday, June 30th. During the months of July – October, 2016, Bubbles Academy Open Play punch cards will be honored at Little Beans Cafe (during their posted open play hours). Our new location at 2184 N. Elston will open in the fall and all open play passes and gift cards will be honored throughout our transition and in our new space.

Regular Open Play hours:

  • Monday to Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Meadow Room
  • Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Mountain Room

About Open Play: This is a freestyle playtime with climbers, imaginative toy stations, balls and blocks, slides, tunnels and of course … bubbles! Member and Class Pack families receive unlimited free admission during the term of their enrollment.

Open Play Prices:

  • $12 = single-child family visit
  • $20 = multiple-child family visit
  • $60 = single-child family 6 visits punch card
  • $100 = multiple-child family 6 visits punch card.

Discounted Valet Parking: Please pull up to 1504 N Fremont Street. The drivers of Prefer Valet Parking will take care of your car. Discounted Valet is available during all Bubbles Academy business hours.
Pricing: $4 during class times, $8 during birthday parties, $3 for members all times  ($20 punch cards available to purchase from Prefer Valet)

  • Option #2 — FREE Parking at Standard Parking Garage (939 W North Ave): Retrieve a parking ticket from the machine at the entrance gate of the garage. Ask for a chaser (valid for 3 hours) from our Front Office Team after your Bubbles Academy visit. Return to your car. Once in your car and at the exit gate, insert your parking ticket followed by your chaser in the machine.

Age Policy: The Open Play set-up and the items we include in the room are best suited for children ages 0 to 5 years. We ask that adults with children over the age of 5 and even preschool age please be conscientious of the young babies present. We love to see our friends enjoying the maximum amount of fun, but we ask for a cautious attitude and a focus on safety for all when children are running, jumping and climbing about the room. Thank you! Please do not hesitate to call us with questions: 312-944-7677.

Capacity Policy: In order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all of our families, Weekend Open Play is available until room capacity is reached. To check the capacity status and any wait times for Open Play please call 312-944-7677 or check our Facebook page. 

Play Philosophy: We regularly and thoughtfully choose and introduce new items into Open Play. Our goal is to create the most dynamic environment that is both safe and wonderfully suited for family fun, explorative play and socialization.

Community Corner: Join us during Open Play! We welcome local businesses to present and/or sell their goods and services to Bubbles Academy families. We hope to connect our families with a convenient way to learn about local companies with innovative products, services and ideas, and providing those businesses with the opportunity to interact with our families.

If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity, or booking your Community Corner date, please contact

Open Play
"Tunnels, inflatables and climbable foam structures beckon kids to various nature-themed rooms." — TimeOut Chicago
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