Clean & Safe Guidelines
The Children's Museum of Cleveland is currently reservation-only. To make a reservation or book a private rental, visit our ticketing page here.
- Face masks are required for all guests ages 3 and up, and must be worn over the nose and mouth during your visit. Gators and masks with valves are not accepted.
- Tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit so that we can limit attendance. Members are still free, but will also need to reserve their spaces online.
- All food & drink must be consumed in our cafe areas.
To keep things as safe as possible, we ask that guests limit food and beverage consumption in the museum at this time. If possible, please plan to enjoy your meals before your visit, or on our front lawn area.
- 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 close off sections of exhibits throughout the day for a brief rest period so that we can clean, disinfect, and exchange props. Commonly touched surfaces such as the elevator, hand rails, and door knobs will be disinfected 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.
The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) is one of the top fun places for kids in Northeast Ohio! CMC is home to seven unique exhibits that offer a variety of fun, educational, hands-on activities for toddlers and kids ages 0-8.
About the Museum
Looking for fun places for kids in Cleveland? Look no further! The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is one of Northeast Ohio’s premiere attractions for 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 development and allow children to 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.
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.)
Museum For All: We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to learn through play at the CMC. Through the Museum For All program, families receiving government assistance can visit the museum anytime during normal operating hours for a reduced rate of $2 per person for a group of up to 4 people. To receive reduced admission to the museum, please bring an ID as well as proof of state of Ohio government assistance such as an EBT or WIC card along when you visit the museum. The name on the ID and benefits card must match. *Discount not valid for school groups
The Museum for All coupon code for our online ticketing is M4A . This code must be entered at the time of purchase to receive the discount - it cannot be applied after. Proof of government assistance such as an EBT card must be shown upon arrival for verification.
Military Discount: Families with an active military ID receive $2 off admission per immediate family member.
The military discount coupon code for our online ticketing is MILITARY . This code must be entered at the time of purchase to receive the discount - it cannot be applied after. Military ID must be shown upon arrival for verification.
Mothers are welcome to nurse anywhere in the museum. A private nursing area is available in the Meadow exhibit.
Free Wi-Fi is available to visitors in the Museum’s Cafe.
The coat room is located on the 1st floor. The museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items. A limited number of free lockers are available on a first-come first-served basis.
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. There’s a child-height toilet available in the Meadow exhibit for potty-training toddlers
The Museum Gift Shop is located on the 1st floor. Visit to browse a variety of books, educational and plush toys, t-shirts, gifts, and more!
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.
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.