Hours & Admission

CMC is Temporarily CLOSED to the public until further notice.

With the escalation of positive COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County, we have made the decision to temporarily close our facility to the public until further notice. All active Memberships will be automatically extended for the duration of the closure. Membership benefits are frozen during our temporary closure.



Private Rental Details

CMC is currently hosting private rentals while we are closed to the public. Memberships are frozen while we are closed to the public, and Membership benefits are not currently active. Reservations must be made in advance at the link below.  

PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently booking rentals or reserving dates for any rentals beyond March 19th, 2021. We ask that you please do not reach out to inquire about future dates at this time. If future rental dates become available, we will announce via our newsletter. Please sign up to receive our newsletter here if you would like to receive updates. Thank you!

Masks are required

over the nose & mouth for all guests over the age of 2. This policy is strictly enforced.

Temperature checks

will be taken upon entry.

Feeling sick?

Please stay home and visit another time!

Book a Private Rental 

Standard Rentals: $200

Standard private Museum rentals include exclusive access to five of the Museum’s exhibits (Adventure City, Meadow, Wonder Lab, Theater, and Playlist)

Details:

Includes up to 10 guests for a 90 minute rental.

Additional guests may be added for an additional fee of $20 per additional guest. Rentals may not exceed 20 guests total (all guests over the age of 11 months are counted towards this number.)

Museum for All (M4A) Rentals: $20

We are offering private rentals for eligible families through our Museum for All (M4A) program on March 11th & 18th at a reduced rate. M4A rentals include exclusive access to five of the Museum’s exhibits. Eligible families must receive government assistance in Ohio and must provide proof (EBT or WIC card, etc.) as well as a matching ID upon entry to the Museum to qualify for this rate.

Details:

Includes up to 10 guests for a 60 minute rental.

Additional guests may be added for an additional fee of $2 per additional guest. Rentals may not exceed 20 guests total (all guests over the age of 11 months are counted towards this number.)


Watch this short kid-friendly video to review our clean & safe guidelines!

Please stay home and visit another time!

Museum Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

9 am - 4 pm

Thursday

CLOSED

Saturday

10 am - 5 pm

S​unday

12 pm - 5 pm

Holiday Hours:
Closed
Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day)
Closed
Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving)
Closed Friday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)
Closed
Saturday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)
Closed Friday, December 31, 2021 (New Year’s Eve)
Closed
Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day)

Admission

Adults

$12

​Children

$12

Infants

(11 months and younger)

FREE

​CMC Members

FREE

*Adults must be accompanied by a child to enter, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.


To ensure safety, all adult visitors must supervise their children at all times.

Reopening Regulations

Visitor Requirements

  • Face masks are required for all guests over the age of 2, and must be worn over the nose and mouth during your visit.

  • Reservations are required.

  • Temperature checks and a brief health screen will be taken upon arrival. Guests with a fever, COVID-19 symptoms, or recent exposure to an infected person will be asked to visit another time. Tickets will be fully refunded​.

  • Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, and utilize our hand sanitizer and wipe stations.

Museum Clean & Safe Protocol

  • CMC will be limiting attendance to allow for social distancing.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting measures have been increased. All exhibit areas will be deep cleaned daily. We will also clean, disinfect, and exchange toys in our exhibits and common areas throughout the day. CMC has also contracted JanPro to treat the entire museum with EnviroShield for an added layer of safety.

  • All CMC staff will be required to wear face masks, and health screens and temperature checks will be conducted daily.

Accommodations

For the safety of our visitors and staff, and consistent with CDC guidance, The Children's Museum of Cleveland is enforcing the safety policy of mutual wearing of masks that cover the nose and mouth for all staff and guests over the age of 2.

CMC understands that some adults and children cannot tolerate wearing a mask. With guidance from the agency responsible for enforcing the ADA, local health experts, and Sensory & Autism professionals, CMC is offering the following reasonable accommodations for guests who cannot visit the Museum due to the mask policy.

Reasonable Accommodations

  • Virtual Programs: CMC has over 150 virtual programs available on our website. View our collection here.

  • Take-Away Activity Kits:  CMC offers free take-home activity kits for families who are staying at home during the pandemic. Kits can be picked up at the Museum during our business hours. If you enter the Museum to pick up your kits, you must be wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth. If you are unable to wear a face mask, please call the front desk at 216.791.7114 and a member of our staff can bring them out to you! Limit 3 kits per visit.

Additional Accommodations

  • Sensory Friendly Time: The next date will be determined once we have reopened to the public. Attendance for Sensory Friendly Time is limited, and sensory input will be reduced throughout the museum. CMC offers additional resources that you can find here. This time is designated for families with children with sensory sensitivities who are able to tolerate mask wearing. Masks that cover the mouth and nose will be required for all guests over the age of 2 during this time. If any member of your party is not able to tolerate a face mask or is unable to wear a face mask due to health concerns, please register for our Mask Intolerant hours.

  • Mask Intolerant Hours: The next date will be determined once we have reopened to the public. This time is designated for families with children who have sensory sensitivities or a health related reason that does not allow them to tolerate wearing a mask. Guests in your party that can tolerate mask wearing are asked to wear a mask during this time. The following exhibits will be open during these hours: Adventure City, Wonder Lab, Theater, Playlist, Meadow. Please note that per our safety policy, the designated Mask Intolerant hours are the only time guests over the age of 2 will be permitted in the Museum without a mask. There are no exceptions to the mask policy during standard operating hours.