Visitor Information

About the Museum

Looking for fun places for kids in Cleveland? Look no further! The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) is one of Northeast Ohio’s premiere attractions for kids and families. The Museum offers boundless opportunities for exploration, learning, and play for toddlers and kids ages 0-8. Our exhibits are specially designed to promote early childhood development and support children as they learn through play.

Parking & Getting Here

Parking: CMC offers free onsite parking. Overflow parking is available at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, and free street parking can be found on Chester Ave., located behind the Museum.

Getting Here: 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.

Food & Beverages

CMC offers an eating area where guests can enjoy a snack or meal.

Our gift shop has a variety of beverages and snack items available for purchase. Eating and drinking in our exhibit areas is not permitted.

Helpful Tips

Splash Zone: If your child loves playing in the Wonder Lab water tables, they may get wet! We recommend bringing a change of clothes.

Mealtime: Food and beverage are welcome, but they must be consumed in our eating area only.

Stick Together: Our exhibits are designed to promote child-guided, open-ended play. To keep the experience fun and safe for all, adults and children must stay together. 

Strollers: 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. 


If you're planning to visit more than twice this year, a CMC Membership is the way to go! Memberships pay for themselves after the third visit, and provide unlimited access to the Museum for a whole year. Learn more about our Membership options here.


CMC offers a range of access programs that provide free and reduced admission for families in our community. For a full list of our access programs and discounts, visit our discounts page here.

Museum Amenities

Coat Room

Our coat room is located on the 1st floor. A limited number of free lockers are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

CMC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Restrooms are located on each floor of the Museum. Changing tables are available in all restrooms: male, female, and non-gendered/family. Additionally, there’s a child-height toilet available in the Meadow exhibit for potty-training toddlers.

Gift Shop

The Museum Gift Shop is located on the 1st floor. Visit to browse a variety of educational toys, gifts, snacks and more!


Mothers are welcome to nurse anywhere in the Museum. A private nursing area is also provided in the Meadow exhibit.

Museum Policies

Language & Behaviour

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.

Lost Persons

Adults must stay with children at all times. If accidentally separated, please see any CMC staff member (dressed in blue teal) and they will help you locate your child.

Smoking & Firearms

Smoking, vaping, firearms or weapons

of any kind are strictly forbidden

on Museum property.


Museum guides are available at the Admissions and Information Desk.