We offer special events such as birthday parties, group outings, fields trips and private events.
Birthday Party Packages Include:
2 Hours of open play
Designated, decorated party space (Table cloths, centerpiece)
Personal, designated party planner to facilitate your party, set-up and clean up
Snack and drink for each child. (Snacks and drinks can be purchased for adults separately.)
Pitchers of water with cups
Printed invitations and thank-you notes
Free pass for the birthday child to use on a future visit.
Birthday child is free!
NEW VALUE: We offer Hippo Campus Goodie Gags for an additional $2.50 per child
Only $140 for up to 5 Kids and 10 adults (plus tax) $10 for each additional child, 12 and younger. (Admission for one adult chaperone per child is included. Additional adults & teens are $3 each.)
You can bring your own food and cake, but please note, we do not have a kitchen to heat or refrigerate food.
Parties can be scheduled during open hours or as private events. We only host 1 party at a time.
Private Parties are available by appointment during off hours. A $50 additional fee is required for private parties
The party room is set up for children only. If you would like tables and chairs set up for adults, there is an additional $25 fee for setup and clean up.
For an additional fee, we also offer additional entertainment, including Sing-Along with Greg, guided crafts, and science experiments. These are contracted services.
All parties must be pre-arranged.
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve your space.
We welcome groups to Hippo Campus during our open play hours and offer discounts when events are pre-arranged with Hippo Campus staff.
We also host private events for large groups. Call 847-201-1120 for details.
Groups consist of 10 or more paid admissions.
Our current Group Rate is $9 per child. This admission includes 1 adult. We love to welcome families at Hippo Campus, but we reserve the right to limit adult count per child, depending on our space capacity or other considerations.
When you register your group with Hippo Campus, you can qualify for complimentary activities, such as story times, sing-alongs, and science demonstrations.
Groups registered with Hippo Campus can enjoy 10% off food and beverage purchases, toys and Heart-Crafted handmade goods.
Additional group activities, such as crafts and hands-on science activities may available for a small fee.
During Group Events as with open play, it is required that adults supervise children at all times. This is for the safety of all guests of Hippo Campus.
While you are allowed to bring in your own food and beverages, you must keep them with you at all times. We cannot heat or refrigerate food for you or store items for you. You may not reserve tables during open play hours.
While we encourage creative play, destructive or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. You may be charged for any loss or damage of equipment. Guests who endanger others or disrespect the Hippo Campus space or equipment will be asked to leave without reimbursement.
We reserve the right to change our prices at any time without further notice. Prices at the time of booking will be honored.
Please note, group rates do not apply to parties.
Generally, there is no reserved space or special set up provided with groups during open play hours without special arrangements. Additional fees may apply.
Field Trips We offer a variety of special Field Trip options. We are happy to work with your educations goals. We offer open play, guided play, and packages that include art and hands-on STEM activities for grades Pre-K - 5th grade. Please call 847-201-1120 for more information.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Where do I even begin? This place is simply amazing! The owner went above and beyond today for my son's birthday party and was so extremely helpful! Everyone was talking about how cool the place was and all of the kids in attendance truly enjoyed themselves! Whether it's for a fun play day (we could all use those with this weather!) or for a birthday party, Hippo Campus is a great choice! We can't wait to go back! --Lindsey, January 2017