Welcome to Sod Room
Sod Room is a unique and eco-friendly, indoor playspace located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.  We are committed to providing a healthy and meaningful play experience for children by selecting only safe, sustainable and responsibly made toys and materials for our playspace.  Sod Room features recycled cork flooring, low VOC paint, and reclaimed wood and is uniquely designed to utilize as much natural light as possible. Beyond our playspace, Sod Room offers a multitude of workshops and classes to assist you in your quest to becoming a more eco-minded parent. Sod Room also features a retail boutique which offers local, organic, fair trade, and recycled products and gifts for children and parents. We invite you to Love the Earth and Play!


Hours of Operation

SUMMER Drop in Play:
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 1:30pm*



*Sod Room reserves the right to close early if the playspace is unoccupied during the last hour of business. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you!

Weekend Hours Vary:
Upcoming Drop in Play:


SAT-SEPT 14; 9:30-1pm Register by 9/13 and take $5 off admission! Register here!

SUN-SEPT 15;  Closed

Private Party Availability:
Tuesday – Thursday
3:30pm – 5:30pm or 4pm-6pm (Semi-private parties)
10am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm
10am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm
For more information on planning your private party, click here

NEW!! SUMMER FLEX PARTIES for just $250! YOU pick the time AND date!


4pm-8pm (Any two hours).

Price includes admission for up to 15 children. Additional time and guests may be added on!


Daily Pass: $15

Siblings: $10 (0-7 month old siblings free with paid admission)

Seedlings: $7 (Rate applies to 0-7 month old without a paid sibling)

Adults are free and MUST wear socks in the play area.
For more information on multiple visit passes, membership and group rates, click here.

Purchase a 10 Visit Pass or Membership online:

Book Online


FALL Classes OPEN for Registration:

Baby Sign & Play with Wendy Auffant (Ages 6-18 mos)

Sign language builds family bonds and jump starts language and learning!

Mondays; OCT 21-NOV 11


$100/4 Week Session (Class only)

$120/4 Week Session (Class + Drop in Play before or after)

$25/Drop in (if available) 

Toddler Talk & Play with Wendy Auffant (Ages 15 mos-3 yrs)

Inspire communication and early learning through engaging activities that help toddlers understand new concepts & words!

Mondays; OCT 21-NOV 11


$100/4 Week Session (Class only)

$120/4 Week Session (Class + Drop in Play before or after)

$25/Drop in (if available) 


Music with Sarah Jayne Lane!

Come sing, dance and play while exploring MUSIC!

Options include:

Tuesday Tunes: SEPT 17-OCT 15 | Ages 8 mos-4 yrs: 11:15AM

$105/5 Week Session, $25/Drop in (if available)

Adult participation required. Socks are required for adults! Drop in Play included! REGISTER HERE!


**NEW CLASS!>>GREEN Explorers Club!

Build your child’s curiosity and love for the environment, nature and sustainability through hands on projects and activities!
Green Explorers Tots (Ages 2-3yrs): 10am-10:30am

Little Explorers (Ages 3-5 yrs): 10:45am-11:15am

Thursdays; SEPT 19-OCT 10

$85/4 Week Session

$25/Drop in (if available)