Gala 2024

Play the Night Away Gala 2024

Saturday, September 7th  7-11pm

Help Northeast Ohio children bloom as we play the night away in support of CMC’s Wonder Fund! This fund allows the Museum to put down roots in our community, providing accessible admissions and free experiences to support children as they grow.

This exclusive after-hours experience will showcase your favorite destination for play in a whole new light. Tickets include an open bar with specialty cocktails, and a delicious strolling dinner featuring food from local restaurants in our neighborhood. 

Proceeds will benefit the Museum’s Wonder Fund, supporting our free and reduced admission access programs that ensure the magic of a CMC visit is within reach for every child. 

Event Tickets

VIP Ticket - $400

$300 tax-deductible 

Supports 5 visitors 

through Museum for All.

Standard Ticket - $200

$100 tax-deductible 

Purchase your tickets by Friday, August 23rd!

Prefer to pay by check? Contact Hattie Kotz at to place your ticket order.

Event Sponsorship

Each year, 13% of CMC guests visit through our free and reduced admissions programs.

Sponsorship of our 2024 Gala benefits our Wonder Fund, which helps support these programs, ensuring that the magic of a CMC visit is within reach for every family.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Contact Hattie Kotz at


This adults-only event is not your average Museum experience! We recommend cocktail or wedding guest attire for the evening.


Free parking will be available onsite at the Museum. Guests will enter through our main entrance off Euclid Avenue.

Our Wonder Fund Supports:


family visits

through our special

needs access



field trips &
outreach programs

for low income





programs for

low income families.


activity & supply

kits distributed

to families in