About

Spark is a destination for families that combines diversified opportunities including innovation education, social interactions, play, entertainment, and café fare.  

Spark’s primary focus is children’s education, play, and healthy cafe options. Spark fills an equally important social need for parents and caregivers. Adults will enjoy free Wi-Fi, magazines, relaxing, socializing with friends, meeting new friends, and café fare. 

Spark’s mission is Innovation. All exhibits and programming are linked by the common thread of creative thinking and problem solving.

Spark exhibits support the active child and curious adult with explorations in color, sound, light, emotion, music, balance, and dramatic play using established old-school practices as well as modern learning techniques. Spark activities challenge and develop children’s creativity, imagination, thinking skills, and social skills. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

Spark is located in Lincoln Square in Urbana, Illinois. The space offers a barrier free entrance, convenient restrooms, and ADA-compliant ramps. There is ample free parking for patrons.