The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is a literal play land for children. The facility's layout is smartly sectioned off into unique, themed areas for play, experimentation and problem-solving, and every corner of the historic building is designed with learning, creativity and fun in mind.
A trip to the Children’s Museum of Cleveland is jam-packed with fun. It is truly a place that allows your child’s imagination to run wild. Each room is an opportunity for exploration and its own little adventure!
Learning Through Play at the Cleveland Children's Museum
Our Favorite Exhibits at the Cleveland Children's Museum
Adventure City – This oversized treehouse keeps kids engaged through nooks and crannies at every corner. Children can climb up levels much like an indoor play place. They can also stop and become a construction worker with a locks and keys display, a mechanic with cars to repair, a grocer in the fully-equipped market, or a doctor in the pet and baby medical office. Adjacent to this section is a reading nook with large windows, a variety of books, and a cute sitting area.
The Wonder Lab – This exhibit is probably a favorite of many children, boasting a room of water and imagination stations. Referred to as an “industrial science laboratory,” kids are invited to put on lab coats and experiment with the water. Balls, scarves, bubbles and steam are just a few items that interact with whirlpools, streams, tracks and tubes!
Arts & Parts – The museum also boasts a large art room! Activities are set up on the long, child-friendly tables, where kids can sit in a community-style format while they create art together. Shirts are provided as aprons for the kids and all supplies are available and set out for your use. Once your art is complete you can take home your final creation.
Making Miniatures – This area of the museum is dedicated to a collection of dollhouses. Kids can learn about how dollhouses are made as they view the tiny creations.
Ways to Save at the Cleveland Children's Museum
The museum offers a variety of ways to save on the price of admission, including:
- 50% off for members of the Association of Children’s Museum (and reciprocity to other children’s museums)
- Families with an active military ID receive $2 off admission per immediate family member.
- As part of the “Museum for All” program, families who show their Ohio EBT or WIC card receive a discounted admission rate of $2 per person for up to 4 people in the same household.
Tips for Visiting the Cleveland Children's Museum
- Take a look at the website for details regarding cost and membership. We purchased a yearly membership and are looking forward to visiting several times throughout the year, especially during the long winter and hot summer.
- Wear comfortable play clothes and shoes. This applies to parents, too, as you will be walking back and forth a good bit. Dressing in layers is also recommended so you can remove layers of clothing if your child get warm from all the running, climbing and playing.
- Convenient parking is available in the museum's on-site, fenced-in parking lot. Parking is currently free for all visitors on a first come, first served basis.
- There is an eating area at the museum and visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks. Vending machines with snacks and beverages are also available.
- Bathrooms are located throughout the building and there is also a gift shop.
- The Museum is handicap accessible (ADA accessible). In addition they have partnered with the Monarch Center for Autism’s Welcoming Spaces Program to provide a sensory-friendly room and autism resources.
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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