Where to Find a Mold-A-Rama Machine in Chicagoland

Mold-A-Rama machines have been popping out plastic souvenirs in and around Chicago for more than 50 years. Based in Brookfield, the machines are located at zoos and museums in five states.

The molds are constantly changing, adjusting to new exhibits at the museums or adapting to a new holiday season (check out six Halloween molds this fall at Brookfield Zoo!).

Mold-A-Rama molds can be found in four area museums: the Field Museum, the Museum of Science & Industry, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo, with 26 molds ready to be made. Here’s where they are:

Lincoln Park Zoo

Pig (Orange): Farm-in-the-Zoo Inside the Main Barn

Gorilla (Green): Helen Brach Primate House

The Field Museum

Apatosaurus (Green): Entrance to the Africa Exhibit on Firs Floor

Triceratops (Light Blue): Entrance to Evolving Planet

Elephant (Orange): West End Near Dino Lab

T-Rex (Red): West End Near Dino Lab

Stegosaurs (White): West End Near Explorer Cafe

Museum of Science & Industry

F16 Fighter Jet (Silver): Balcony Level Near Red Stairs Adjacent to Flight Simulators

Space Shuttle (White): Lower Level Inside Henry Crown Space Center

Submarine U505 (Grey): Entrance to the U-505 Submarine Exhibit

Tractor (Green): Outside Farm Tech

Train (Black): Main Level Near Red Stairs Behind Great Train Story Exhibit

Baby Chicks (Red): Near Baby Chicks in Genetics Exhibit

Brookfield Zoo

Seahorse (Green): Old Woofield Gifts Annex

Frankenstein Monster Bust (Gray): Old Woofield Gifts Annex

Troll (Pink): Front of Seven Seas Gift Shop

Devil Bust (Blue): Front of Seven Seas Gift Shop

Stegosaurus (Red): Mold-A-Rama Tent Near Dinosaur Yard

Corythosaurus (Blue): Mold-A-Rama Tent Near Dinosaur Yard

Trachodon (Orange): Mold-A-Rama Tent Near Carousel

Skull (White): Great Bear Plaza

Triceratops (Green): Great Bear Plaza

Apatasaurus (Silver): Pachyderm Deck

T. rex (Brown): Pachyderm Deck

Ghost (White): Coast Gifts & Starfish Food Court

Tiki (Tan): Australia House


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This story originally published July 5, 2019 and has been updated.

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