Hours & Admission

CMC is Temporarily CLOSED to the general public. 

The Children's Museum of Cleveland is temporarily closed to the general public until further notice. We are currently running limited attendance sessions, rentals, and classes to allow families opportunities to visit the Museum that are safer for our staff and guests. We do not have a reopening date to announce at this time. All active Memberships will be automatically extended for the duration of the closure. Membership benefits are frozen during our temporary closure.



Visitor Information

Masks are required

over the nose & mouth for all guests ages 3 and up. This policy is strictly enforced.

Temperature checks

will be taken upon entry.

Feeling sick?

Please stay home and visit another time!

Limited Attendance Visit Options 

CMC is currently offering limited attendance rentals and sessions. Reservations must be made in advance at the link(s) below.  

Memberships will be frozen for the duration of our temporary closure. There will be no loss of value for Memberships while we are closed. While Memberships are frozen, the benefits are also frozen. Memberships are not currently active, and cannot be used for discounts or admissions at this time. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently making reservations beyond April 30th, 2021. If future 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!

Multi-Group Sessions:
$12/person (Standard Admission)
$2/person (Museum for All)

During our Multi-Group Sessions, smaller groups can visit CMC for standard admission rates. Families can reserve up to 5 tickets, and the total attendance for these sessions will be limited to 20 guests. All guests over the age of 11 months require a ticket and count towards this total. Reservations must be made in advance, and guests that do not have a ticket will not be admitted upon entry.

Families visiting during these sessions will have access to the Museum's lower level exhibits including Wonder Lab, Adventure City, Theater, and Playlist. Exhibit spaces during these sessions will be shared amongst multiple families. Items and surfaces will be sanitized prior to each session.

Face masks covering the mouth & nose are required for all guests ages 3 and up at all times.

Details:

90 minute session

Available to the public to book up to 5 tickets per group. Total attendance will be limited to 20 guests per session.

**Museum for All is an access program for low-income families. Families receiving government assistance in the State of Ohio can visit for the reduced admission of $2/person. Proof of assistance (ex. WIC or EBT card) along with a matching photo ID must be provided upon entry to the Museum to access this reduced rate. 

Dads Count Sessions: FREE Admission!

Through the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative, families residing in Cuyahoga County can visit with their fathers/male caregivers for free during our Dads Count Sessions. --> Per the grant requirements, proof of Cuyahoga County residency must be provided, and a father figure or male caregiver must be present to receive admission through this program.

Families can reserve up to 5 tickets, and the total attendance for these sessions will be limited to 20 guests. All guests over the age of 11 months require a ticket and count towards this total. Reservations must be made in advance, and guests that do not have a ticket will not be admitted upon entry.

Families visiting during these sessions will have access to the Museum's lower level exhibits including Wonder Lab, Adventure City, Theater and Playlist. Exhibit spaces during these sessions will be shared amongst multiple families. Items and surfaces will be sanitized prior to each session.

Face masks covering the mouth & nose are required for all guests ages 3 and up at all times.

Details:

90 minute session

Available to the public to book up to 5 tickets per group. Total attendance will be limited to 20 guests per session.

Mask Intolerant Sessions:
$12/person (Standard Admission)
$2/person (Museum for All**)

We understand that some guests may have a health condition or sensory sensitivity that does not allow them to tolerate mask wearing. During our Mask Intolerant sessions, guests who are unable to tolerate masks can visit without this requirement.

Families can reserve up to 5 tickets, and the total attendance for these sessions will be limited to 20 guests. All guests over the age of 11 months require a ticket and count towards this total. Reservations must be made in advance, and guests that do not have a ticket will not be admitted upon entry.

Families visiting during these sessions will have access to the Museum's lower level exhibits including Wonder Lab, Adventure City, Theater and Playlist. Exhibit spaces during these sessions will be shared amongst all guests. Items and surfaces will be sanitized prior to each session.

Face masks covering the mouth & nose are required for all guests who are able to wear them during these sessions. 

Details:

90 minute session

Available to the public to book up to 5 tickets per group. Total attendance will be limited to 20 guests per session.

**Museum for All is an access program for low-income families. Families receiving government assistance in the State of Ohio can visit for the reduced admission of $2/person. Proof of assistance (ex. WIC or EBT card) along with a matching photo ID must be provided upon entry to the Museum to access this reduced rate. 

Guided Rentals: $200

Guided rentals will offer small groups the opportunity to experience the Museum's exhibits privately. During these rentals, there will be 2 groups in the building simultaneously, but the groups will be separated during their visit. Groups will never share an exhibit space at the same time, and all items and surfaces will be disinfected in between groups.

Groups will be guided by a Museum staff member, and will move as a group from one exhibit to the next. Guests will have 45 minutes to enjoy the Wonder Lab, 45 minutes in Adventure City / Theater / Playlist, and 30 minutes to enjoy the Meadow / Arts & Parts.

Face masks covering the mouth & nose are required for all guests ages 3 and up at all times.

Details:

Includes up to 10 guests for a 2 hour rental.

Up to 2 additional guests may be added for an additional fee of $20 per additional guest. Rentals may not exceed 12 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

Sunday

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.