What We Do

As a leader in imaginative and creative play, The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) gives children a place and the tools to write their own script and discover their own adventures through our interactive exhibits and programs. A child will be naturally drawn to those activities that most excite and engage him or her.

We offer an open-ended learning environment giving children the opportunity to imagine, experiment, problem-solve and communicate – building skills for a 21st-century learner. We are an advocate for self-directed play as one of the best ways for a young child to learn.

We are a museum for all children – of all abilities, backgrounds, and ages. In our beautiful, historic new home, we respect not only childhood but also the parent and caregiver as the child’s first teacher. As a vital community resource, we provide experiences that can bridge a child’s learning between the Museum, home, and school.

The entire family is welcome and will feel comfortable in the new CMC. It’s a place for families to play, connect and learn together in an environment designed to excite, enrich and inspire.

The Museum welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually and has one of the most diverse visitor bases of museums in the region. Visitors come equally from the eastern and western sides of Cuyahoga County with approximately a quarter coming from beyond the County.