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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
Location: Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
Address: 601 N Martingale Rd #130, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Owner: Merlin Entertainments Group
General Manager: Benjamin Sweet
Opened: July 31, 2008
Area: 30,000 square feet

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago is a LEGOLAND Discovery Center located in Schaumburg, Illinois at Streets of Woodfield mall. It was opened in July 31, 2008 as one of the earliest in the United States, and features numerous attractions, rides, and a 4D cinema, as well as a LEGO Shop and cafe.


  • The Great LEGO Race VR Experience - Get ready for The Great LEGO® Race VR Experience, a virtual reality experience where we invite you to literally buckle up and go for a ride inside the most incredible, exhilarating and fun LEGO® race ever created! Immerse yourselves in a LEGO® world racing brick-built vehicles in the hopes of becoming the next Champion! Racers will enter the virtual world and be the star of a rollicking race against several LEGO® MINIFIGURE competitors including a pirate, wizard, surfer and pharaoh. With twists and turns throughout the course, the experience engages all senses by combining sight, sound and motion to allow guests to escape reality. The 360-video let’s guests see all around them as they venture across a rocky mountain, rolling river and even hot lava! Each experience can lead to a new discovery like realizing you’re racing against a LEGO-build rocket-powered windsurfing rig and an ornately canopied bed (called a “litter”) carried by mummy servants. Who will win is the biggest question and the only way to find out is to step into The Great LEGO® Race VR Experience.
  • Miniland - Sneak a peek at our spectacular MINILAND. It's built from A LOT of bricks: over 1.5 million! Explore and play with the interactive city; see airships swoop and towers glow as the little land changes from day to night. Our mischievous Minifigures love hiding in MINILAND – who will you spot?
  • LEGO 4D Cinema - Enjoy exciting LEGO movies with additional wind, rain and snow effects to really bring it to life and put you at the heart of the action!
  • Kingdom Quest - The captured Princess needs your help! Hop aboard your chariot on the Kingdom Quest ride to rescue her. Be warned, there are beastly trolls and sneaky skeletons lurking. Can you zap them all to save the Princess?
  • Merlin's Apprentice Ride - Pedal the enchanted cart in Merlin's magical potions chamber to become his next wizarding apprentice. Go faster and faster to conjure the sorcerer's spell and soar into the sky. Only the most powerful charms will reach the stars.
  • Meet Your Favorite LEGO Characters! - Meet your favorite LEGO® characters every day when you visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta! The best spot to catch your favorites is in front of the Friends Kitchen in the Neighborhood! Say hello to Bertie, Kai, Emmet, and more of your favorites throughout your visit! Appearances occur hourly every day starting at 12 PM on weekdays, 10 AM on Saturdays, and 11 AM on Sundays.
  • LEGO Star Wars Episode IV Miniland Display - As part of the new exhibit from a galaxy far far away, guests can help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, watch in awe as the Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine, discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley, and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners.
  • LEGO Friends Heartlake City - Welcome to LEGO® Friends Heartlake City! Olivia, Emma, Stephanie, Mia, and Andrea need your help building Heartlake City! This interactive LEGO play area lets you become one of the LEGO Friends and add your own LEGO creations into the Heartlake City display. Help the girls by building models to expand Heartlake City. Plus, don’t forget to take a selfie with all five LEGO Friends while you’re visiting Heartlake City.
  • Pirate Adventure Island - This LEGO pirate-themed play area encourages children and adults alike to participate in free play and hands-on sensory activities! Explore an adventure island with build spaces to create your own LEGO sandcastle and treasure map! Discover hidden sea creatures, treasure and a crystal cave!
  • LEGO Jungle Expedition - Are you brave enough to trek into the LEGO® Jungle? Trek into our LEGO® Jungle and come face to face with some incredible life-size LEGO® jungle animals! From tigers, to hippos and monkeys, follow the quiz trail to help you learn fun facts about our LEGO® jungle friends. The Jungle Expedition is also a great place to take family photos.
  • LEGO Master Builder Academy - Our Master Model Builder can create ANYTHING from LEGO® bricks. Catch our special workshops to discover insider tips and super tricks on building with LEGO®. Please Note: Week days our academy opens to the public at 1:00 PM for classes.
  • LEGO Racers: Build and Test - Create an ultra-fast LEGO racing car at our Build & Test zone. Race your vehicle on the test track for the quickest time – will your car zoom across the finishing line first? Ready. Set. GO!
  • DUPLO Village - Little builders can let their imaginations loose in our animal-themed DUPLO®Village.Build a colorful DUPLO® flower for the garden, or wiggle and slide around the cottage and our special, big, soft bricks. Which animals will you spot?
  • Master Model Builders Workshop - Take a look inside our Master Model Builder’s workshop! What LEGO® creations will you find surrounded by thousands of perfectly organized LEGO® Bricks?
  • Coffee Shop - Take a break from building in our LEGO®-themed Coffee Shop! Enjoy a tasty sandwich or salad; unwind with a Frappuccino from our Starbucks coffee range; or indulge in a Dippin’ Dots ice-cream treat!


  • Metro: Take the CTA Blue Line to Rosemont Station, then get off and transfer to a Route 606 Pace bus. Get off at Northwest Transit Center and the Discovery Center will be across the street.
  • Car: The Discovery Center is 27 miles away from downtown Chicago. To get to the Discovery Center, get on the 72 eastbound and get off at W Frontage Rd or get on it westbound and get off at Mall Dr and then go back about a block. Alternatively, get on the I-290 southbound and get off at W Frontage Rd.


  • Saver Admission: Admission at the door $24.95 per person, but you can save if you make your purchase online at least 24 hours in advance. It’s quick and easy, and you’ll get guaranteed entry too. Prices are $17.95 and walk-up prices are $24.95.
  • Extra Value Package: Add a little something extra to your visit with an exclusive LEGO® Collectible, which you will pick up on arrival. Prices are $20.95 online.
  • Ultimate Day Experience: Enjoy rides, meet your favorite LEGO® characters, discover insider tips on building with LEGO® and more! Receive a Robot Activity Pack and a free ticket for the VR Experience. It is ineligible for discounts or children six or younger. Online prices are $29.95.
  • Ultimate Flexi Ticket: Not sure when you want to visit? No problem! Enjoy admission to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center at any date and time with our Ultimate Flexible Ticket, plus take home an exclusive LEGO® Collectible. Ineligible for discounts and promotional codes. Online prices are $32.95.
  • Ultimate Annual Pass: Unlimited Admission for 12 Months! An EVENT-FULL year with 5 epic events! 50% off Admission for Friends and Family that visit with you, 20% off in our Café, FREE Activity Pack and Lanyard per pass, 10% off select items in the LEGO Store, 10% off Birthday Parties, Invitations to Exclusive Preview Events, and a benefits booklet with additional savings and 3 free child tickets. The price is $40, and there are no walk-ups. Renewals are $25 per person.
  • LEGOLAND Gold Pass: A LEGOLAND Gold Pass brings together all of Merlin's World on one mega value pass. Enjoy 12 months unlimited admission to 30+ top attractions across North America including LEGOLAND New York (opening July 2021!), LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, LEGOLAND Parks, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Aquariums and more! Get all the benefits of an Ultimate Annual Pass at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston and special benefits in many more attractions. Attractions include all LEGOLAND Theme Parks and Discovery Centers in the United States, all Madame Tussauds museums in the United States, the San Francisco Dungeon, and all SEA LIFE Resorts in the United States. Prices are $199 per person.
  • Gift Tickets: What makes a better holiday present for a LEGO® lover than a gift ticket to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center? Nothing! Introducing the Gift Ticket, the perfect holiday gift! The Gift Ticket is valid for admission for 1 person with the option to add more people, and free to use on any date or time within 12 months from purchase.
  • Adult Night Tickets: Have you wanted to visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center but don't have any little ones in your life? Or do you need a night away from the kids but want something fun to do? Well here's your chance! Ticket includes Priority Access for our Adult night program for LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago. Only for ages 16 and up. Prices are $15 per person.
  • Groups of 10 or More: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago makes for a great day out for groups and large families! If you're visiting in a group of 10 or more people, book your visit online for exclusive online-only savings. Not valid towards birthday parties. There must be an adult for every 5 children. Tickets are $15.95, walk-ups are $24.95.
  • Chicago Explorer Pass: The Chicago Explorer Pass is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to your choice of 3 or 5 Chicago attractions for one low price. When you pick up your pass in person at LEGOLAND Discovery Center it will be activated. Then, you'll have 30 days to use your pass at any attractions you choose. Tickets range from 3 - 5 attractions, and prices vary for adults and children. The price for adults is $83, $110, and $127, respectively. The price for children is $53, $76, and $83, respectively.

Opening Times

Standard Opening Times
Day Open Last entry Close
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat - Sun 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM


  • Birthdays: Celebrate with a LEGO® Birthday party at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago and have a fun-filled adventure to remember! The LEGO Birthday Party Package includes admission for your guests, food, beverages, cupcakes, LEGO Take home model for each guest and private party room for up to 30 people! All parties require a minimum of 15 paid guests. The Birthday Party Package is $25 per person plus tax, including the following features:
    • Admission to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago, including 2 Rides, 10 LEGO® play zones, & our 4D Cinema ($24.95 value per person)
    • A slice of cheese pizza, beverage and cupcake for each guest
    • LEGO® take-home Mini Build for each guest 
    • Birthday crowns for all children
    • Table top balloons
    • 60 minutes in the LEGO® themed birthday room and a party room host to assist in food service and clean up
  • Homeschool: LEGOLAND Discovery Center offers interactive, hands-on visits for homeschoolers and two ways to save: group field trips and Homeschool Week! Homeschoolers and their immediate families are invited to visit during the weeks of February 17th to 21st, May 11th to May 15th, and October 12th to October 16th from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM daily. For just $15 per person and save $9.95 each, plus get the opportunity to attend a LEGO Education Workshop!



  • Adults may not enter unless with a child 17 and under, unless it is Adult Night.
  • Children 2 and under enter free.
  • This is the first and only LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Illinois, and the first in the Great Lakes region.