Play Café

Got the munchies? At our Play Café, children get to try their hand at working the lunch hour and making pretend meals for diners.


  • Answer the Play Café phone and take meal orders
  • Fix sandwiches and run them through the conveyor oven
  • Complete orders and serve customers
  • Greet and seat customers and work the cash register
  • Make milkshakes
  • Clean the counters and floors
Good to Know: 

Exhibit Type


Focused Field Trips Aligned with this Exhibit

Sensational Senses

This exhibit is aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

Educational Benefits

  • Enact the roles of cook, cashier, server, janitor, and diner
  • Count, sort, and sequence
  • Engage in cooperative play and problem solving


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