Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s our list of questions that people most often ask. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, contact us or call us and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need to come and hang out with us.

Do we have parking?

LBC Chicago customers may park in the 4 spots in our parking lot as well as the first 8 labeled spots facing our building in the Whirlyball parking lot. You may also park in the unmarked spots facing the train tracks in the Whirlyball lot. All other spots in Whirlyball are off limits. There is also free street parking on Webster, Lister and Wood and customers may also park in the spots closest to our building, facing the train, in the Kohl’s Parking lot.

Little Beans Evanston has a private parking lot with 50 spots. If all spots are full you may park at Chute school on weekends and non-school days.

Do I need a reservation?

No. We offer open play every day, however, we do have a 45-child capacity. In the instance we reach capacity, we use a numbering system to allow entrance into the playspace.

Do we have classes?

Yes. We offer a variety of classes all listed on our class page. Classes run between 6- 8 weeks.

If I buy a pass in the morning, can I come back in the afternoon?

Yes. Unless we are at capacity or have an event taking place. You must turn morning sticker when you return in the afternoon. The child may play for free in the afternoon with purchase in the café.

Can I bring food/drink into the playspace?

Yes. Food and drink is permitted in the playspace. however, it MUST be purchased in our cafe. Outside food is not permitted unless your child has allergies or special food needs.

What ages are appropriate for your play areas?

The Little Beans play area at Little Beans Chicago and Evanston is designed for kids 0-6 years and is open 9am-6pm Monday-Friday and 9am-3pm on Saturday and Sundays.

The Big Beans Ninja Obstacle Course and Gym at Little Beans Evanston is designed for kids 4-12 years and is open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm. A parent must accompany any child under 5 at all times. Depending on the number of kids who just want to play in the foam pit, the zip line may be closed or will run on and off every 30 minutes.

What hours does the Karaoke Room at Little Beans Evanston run?

Karaoke room hours are Tuesdays from 4-6pm, Wednesdays from 4-6pm, Thursdays from 4-6pm, Fridays from 10am-12pm and 4-6pm, Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Sundays from 10am-12pm.