Museum will be closed: Fri Mar 1, Sat Mar 2, Sun Mar 3, in support of our Grown Up Play Date VEGAS, BABY! Fundraiser.

Grown Up Play Date Fundraiser: Vegas, Baby! March 2, 2024

Sat, 03/02/2024
7pm - 12am

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When: March 2, 2024 
Time: Event 7pm-12am, VIP access 6pm
Where: Akron Children’s Museum, 216 S. Main Street Akron, Ohio 44308  

The Akron Children’s Museum invites you to take part in a very special evening benefit.  We are proud to announce our 7th Annual Grown Up Play Date: Vegas, Baby!  An upscale fundraiser “Where Akron Comes to Play'' Las Vegas style.

For one night, the Akron Children’s Museum (ACM) will transform into Las Vegas, Baby! Experience Las Vegas in Akron, Ohio and walk The Strip with nearly 300 guests for an evening with exceptional food, dancing, live entertainment, casino games  and FUN! With its engaging theme, premier auction, and countless surprises, the Grown Up Play Date is a highly anticipated yearly favorite of ACM’s expanding community of supporters, and a pivotal element in our nonprofit organization’s financial progress.

With all the opportunities to participate with the Akron Children’s Museum Grown Up Play Date, you can’t go wrong! Whether you would like to become a partnering sponsor, participate in donating an auction item, gain non-profit volunteer hours or be a part of our “High Roller” VIP guest list where you can throw some dice and test your luck early, we have everything you need below to get involved!

Tickets and Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship would be a tremendous gift to the museum as it proudly supports our All Access Kids’ Fund and Museums For All Fund. With your financial support for these programs, we are able to provide children with lifelong learning experiences through fresh new exhibits, over 110 educational programs annually, and execute our Mobile Museum, which has reached over 1,500 children in the past year! In addition, we were able to sponsor over 800 vouchers for free admission to the museum in the last year to those in need.

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Grown Up Play Date - Vegas, Baby! - March 2, 2024


Email Kristin Durian at GUPD [at] or call 330-671-6466 with questions or to donate Auction items.

If you are looking for a fun activity to volunteer with, you have found it! We have three volunteer opportunities on two dates- March 1st and March 2nd. Email Joy Edwards at Joy [at] or call 330-606-4086 for more information.

Email Joy Edwards at Joy [at] or call 330-606-4086

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Straight Flush Sponsors


County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Job and Family Services


Auxin Group Wealth Management