Visitor Information

Clean & Safe Guidelines

The Children's Museum of Cleveland is currently reservation-only for both Members and Non-Members.

To make a reservation, visit our ticketing page here.

Visitor Requirements

  • CMC Offers both Mask Required and Mask Optional sessions. View our admissions page here for full details.
  • Tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit so that we can limit attendance. Members are still free, but also need to reserve their spaces online. 
  • All food & drink must be consumed in our cafe area.

Museum Clean & Safe Protocol

  • CMC will be limiting attendance  to allow for social distancing.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting measures have been increased. All exhibit areas are disinfected between each session.


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: Free parking is available in the Museum lot. Overflow parking is available at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium.


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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMC encourages guests to enjoy their snacks & meals before or after their Museum visit rather than during. CMC currently offers a small cafe space where guests can enjoy a snack or meal if needed. 

Our gift shop has a variety of beverages and some small snack items 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: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage guests to limit eating and drinking during their visit. Food and beverage must be consumed in our cafe areas only.


When to Visit: CMC is typically least busy in the afternoon.


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. Have a question during your visit? Ask CMC staff members (in teal blue.)

Membership

If you're planning to visit more than twice this year, a CMC Membership is the way to go! Memberships pay for themselves in a little over 2 visits, and provide unlimited access to the Museum for a whole year. Learn more about our Membership options here.

Discounts

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

Male, female, and non-gendered/family 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!

Nursing

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.

Maps

Museum guides are available at the Admissions and Information Desk.