Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 – 5 pm
Museum Eating Area
The Museum offers vending machines for snacks and beverages. Visitors are encouraged to bring in food or to have it delivered. MidTown Cleveland has restaurants nearby. No food or beverages, with the exception of water, are permitted in the museum exhibit areas. (The Museum does not contract with a food service company so that our visitors are allowed to bring their own food and beverages into the building, an important aspect for families with dietary restrictions and food allergies.)
Infants 11 months and younger: Free
The Museum offers a “Museum for All” program which allows families who show their Ohio EBT card a discounted admission rate of $2 per person for up to 4 people in the same household. Families with an active military ID receive $2 off admission per immediate family member.
Free parking is available in the Museum lot. Access is through the main entrance at 3813 Euclid Avenue, between E. 36th and E. 40th streets. Should the parking lot fill up, spaces are not guaranteed. Parking restricted for CMC visitors. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing. Overflow parking is available at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium – 600 feet west of the Museum.
RTA (Regional Transit Authority) Stop
Visitors are encouraged to ride the RTA HealthLine on Euclid Avenue and exit at the E. 40th St. stop. Please cross safely at the crosswalks.
Changing tables are available in all restrooms. Private nursing areas are available in the Meadow exhibit and 1st floor women’s restroom.
Located on 1st floor. Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items. A limited number of free lockers are available on a first-come first-served basis.
Inappropriate Language and Behavior
Swearing and offensive language are not permitted in the Museum. Any behavior that is disruptive or dangerous to any visitor will result in removal from Museum property.
Located in the 1st floor lobby. Services provided include Visit Planning, Directions/Wayfinding, Lost and Found, First Aid, and Lost Persons.
Adults must stay with children at all times. If accidentally separated, please see any CMC staff member.
Museum maps are available at the Admissions and Information Desk.
Male and female restrooms are located on each floor of the Museum. For the convenience of our visitors, a family restroom is located on each floor.
The Museum Gift Shop is located on the 1st floor. Visit to browse a variety of books, educational and plush toys, T-shirts, logo gifts and more!
Gift cards are available for purchase in any denomination at the Museum’s front desk or by calling 216-791-7114. For electronic gift cards, purchase online here. For gift memberships, call 216-791-7114.
Smoking, vaping, firearms or weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on Museum property.
Stroller parking space is limited in the Museum. Please consider leaving your stroller at home or using a small umbrella-style stroller. Strollers may be parked in the 1st floor coatroom.
Free Wi-Fi is available to visitors in the Museum’s Cafe.
- If your child loves playing in the water tables, bring a change of clothes.
- Pack a lunch and/or snacks.
- CMC is least busy during first and last hours of opening.
- Ask CMC staff members (in teal blue) with any questions.