FAQ's

Where is the museum located?

The Museum is located at 3813 Euclid Avenue in MidTown Cleveland, between E. 36th and E. 40th streets. The museum moved from its former location in University Circle to its current spot in the former Stager-Beckwith mansion, one of the original homes on Cleveland's "Millionaire's Row." The building, former home to The University Club, has been fully renovated with all newly designed and built child exhibits.

Why did the museum move?

The Museum’s lease at its University Circle location was non-renewed in January 2016 to make way for a new high-rise apartment building. Its new location, which opened Nov. 6, 2017, is nestled in the heart of MidTown Cleveland, a midpoint between downtown Cleveland and University Circle.

How can I get to the museum?

Walk, run, bike, drive or ride the RTA! The Museum is centrally located in MidTown Cleveland.

By car: The museum is 3 minutes from the Downtown Cleveland Central Business District and less than 8 minutes from the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Case Western Reserve University. It is 20 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and close to 8 major access points to the interstate highway system (I-71, I-77, I-90 and the East 55th Street link to I-490). Most Greater Cleveland suburbs are within 10 miles.

By RTA (Regional Transit Authority): The museum is 8 minutes from the Public Square hub for RTA’s HealthLine bus and train system. RTA's HealthLine, a state-of-the-art bus-rapid transit system, offers rail-like convenience with the flexibility of a bus. See RTA's HealthLine fees, schedule and pass information here.

By bike: Visitors should secure their bikes and bike trailers with a lock.

If I drive, where can I park?

The Museum has fenced-in onsite parking for more than 100 vehicles in our private lot, more than double that of our previous location. Parking in the museum's private lot is currently free for all visitors. Should the parking lot fill up, spaces are not guaranteed.

What are the museums hours of operation?

CMC is currently offering timed ticket sessions to limit attendance during the pandemic. 

View our calendar here to view upcoming session times.

What is the price of admission?

Adults and children: $12 per person for adults and children.
Free for infants 11 months old and younger.
Members: Free with valid ID.

What age range is the museum best suited for?

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is the only museum in Northeast Ohio dedicated to early childhood development. The Children’s Museum of Cleveland promotes learning through play for all children from birth to age 8. With the introduction of all new exhibits, the Museum has a broader appeal for children of all ages and abilities. We recommend family memberships for families with children in a wide age range.

Can I purchase a membership?

Yes! Museum members are a valued part of the CMC family. Memberships are available for purchase.

Gift memberships are available by calling 216-791-7114.

Can I schedule my childs birthday party?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMC is not currently offering our standard birthday party packages. Our Guided Rentals offer a great opportunity to enjoy the Museum's exhibits without other guests present, and can be used to celebrate any occasion! For more information, visit our admissions page here.

Why must adults pay admission?

The Museum is committed to the idea that the parent is the child’s first teacher. We support family engagement in all of our exhibits and encourage adults to play and enjoy the exhibits alongside their children.

Can adults enter the museum without a child?

For the safety of our visitors, we do not allow adults without children or children without adults to enter the Museum. The Museum defines an adult as any person 18 or older. 

Is the museum accessible for persons with disabilities?

The Museum provides programs, exhibits, and spaces that are accessible to ALL visitors. The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible with ramp access at the entrance and elevator access to all of our exhibit spaces. CMC staff members are always available to answer questions or provide assistance.

Are there discounts for active duty military families?

Families with an active military ID receive $2 off admission per immediate family member.

Are services animals permitted in the museum?

Yes, service animals are always welcome.

Can I bring food and beverages into the museum?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMC encourages guests to limit their food & beverage consumption during their visit. CMC offers a small cafe space to eat and drink if needed. Food and beverage are prohibited in all exhibit spaces.

May I donate dollhouses, dolls, or any other objects to be included in the Making Miniatures exhibit?

Per the Museum’s Collections Policy, the Museum may not accept any donations to its collection, which is on display in the Making Miniatures exhibit. The Museum does not have the space, resources, or staffing to properly care for any additional items in perpetuity.

May I volunteer at the Museum?

Yes! We have a variety of volunteer positions available. Please contact us at volunteer@cmcleveland.org for more information.