Birthday Parties & Rentals

Private Rentals

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is the most magical place to celebrate any occasion! 


Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering our traditional party packages. Private rentals are available during select times, and can be used to celebrate any occasion, or just to enjoy the space to yourself with a small group of family or friends. Packages begin at $250 for up to 20 guests for 2 hours of private Museum play. Please view our full rental packages below!


Please note: During rentals, face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all guests over the age of 2.


​​Date Availability


To check date availability, contact us at 216.791.7114 , or through e-mail at spost@CMCleveland.org


​​​Ready to Book Your Rental?


You can book your party over the phone at 216.791.7114 or or through e-mail at spost@CMCleveland.org. A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the party.

If you have not received a confirmation within 1 business day, please contact us at 

spost@cmcleveland.org so we can ensure that your booking is confirmed.

Rental Packages

$250

Basic Rental Package

Rent the Museum to celebrate a birthday, special occasion, or just to enjoy the Museum to yourselves with a small group of family or friends! Not all exhibits will be open during your rental, but you will have exclusive access to the space during your reserved time (the Museum will be closed to other guests.)


This package includes:

- 2 hours of a private Museum experience for up to 20 guests.

- Exclusive access to the following exhibits: Adventure City, Wonder Lab, Reading Nook, Theater, Playlist, & Meadow. 


Please note:

- Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required for ALL guests over the age of 2.

- There will be no "party room" provided. CMC can provide a table for gifts if needed. Sit down eating is only permitted in our cafe area, with limited seating to allow for social distancing. Hosts may provide take-away treats if desired.

- Making Miniatures and Arts & Parts exhibits will not be open.

Times Offered:

Sundays: 10am-12pm
Weekday evenings: 4-6pm


$​500

Plus Rental Package

Have a larger group? Our plus package offers a private Museum experience for up to 40 guests! Not all exhibits will be open during your rental, but you will have exclusive access to the space during your reserved time (the Museum will be closed to other guests.)


This package includes:

- 2 hours of a private Museum experience for up to 40 guests.

Exclusive access to the following exhibits: Adventure City, Wonder Lab, Reading Nook, Theater, Playlist, & Meadow. 


Please note:

- Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required for ALL guests over the age of 2.

- There will be no "party room" provided. CMC can provide a table for gifts if needed. Sit down eating is only permitted in our cafe area, with limited seating to allow for social distancing. Hosts may provide take-away treats if desired.

- Making Miniatures and Arts & Parts exhibits will not be open.


Times Offered: 

Sundays: 10am-12pm
Weekday evenings: 4-6pm

Membership Benefit


Members of The Children’s Museum of Cleveland receive a 10% discount on private rentals! In order to receive this benefit,

please purchase your Membership first.

​Important Information


Rentals must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. A 30% nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve a rental.

The balance must be paid before the party start time. 

Private Rental FAQ's

Can I reserve extra time?

Extra time may be available depending on the rental schedule. Contact spost@cmcleveland.org to ask about adding additional time to your booking!

Can I bring additional guests above the package maximum?

At this time, CMC offers 2 rental packages. If you wish to add additional guests, you must upgrade to the larger rental package. There is a maximum of 50 guests for private rentals. 

​If some of my guests are Museum members, do they get in for free?

No, guests with Museum Members will still count toward the total number of people at your party. Memberships do not apply for party admission.

Are balloons permitted?

​​​Yes, but they must be Mylar foil balloons, and they are allowed in the party room only. Due to allergy and choking concerns, latex balloons are not permitted anywhere in the Museum.

​Are there any limitations to the food or drinks I can bring to my party?

At this time, rentals may only offer food in our cafe area or as a take-away option at the end of the rental. There are no limitations to the food that can be served. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 

​Can't find your question? Please email birthday@CMCleveland.org​ ​