ACM reminds our visitors and members to play it safe!

Effective March 9, 2022, masks are optional. We welcome you to wear your mask based on personal preference and/or level of risk.

People with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should visit at another time.

If it is your first time visiting, please fill out our waiver


Monday & Tuesday: Closed to the public. (Call for private field trips.) 

Wednesday: 9:30am-1:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am-1:30pm and 5pm-8pm

Friday: 9:30am-1:30pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Museum will be closed on these days: 
January 1, New Year’s Day
April 9, Easter Sunday
July 4, Fourth of July
Saturday of the Akron Marathon
November 23, Thanksgiving Day
December 24, Christmas Eve
December 25, Christmas Day
December 31, New Year’s Eve


Adult - $7
Kid - $7
Infants under 1 are free.
Veterans receive a $1 discount.


Museums for All LogoACM is part of Museums for All: Any guest who presents their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or WIC card upon arrival will be given an admission price of $2.00 per person for up to 4 adults or children.

Annual Family Memberships start at just $65 and include free parking.

Reciprocal Admission

ACM Reciprocal Network LogoMembers of Association of Children's Museums' Reciprocal Network receive 50% off regular admission for up to 6 people (including the cardholder, who must be present). Bring your membership card with the red RN logo to receive this discount. Please visit the ACM website for a complete listing of participating museums.


All children under the age of 18 visiting the Children’s Museum must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. For safety sake, we remind you that all adult visitors must supervise the children in their party at all times.

We require all guests to wear proper attire, including tops, bottoms, and shoes, appropriate for a family facility. The Children’s Museum is a drug free, tobacco free, non-smoking campus, including e-cigarettes.

Directions & Parking


Parking is available in the O’Neil’s/State Street Parking Deck at 51 W. State Street (behind Barley House) for $2 when you have your parking ticket validated at the Children’s Museum (free for members). Deck parking is free on the weekends.  

More parking information and directions.

After you Park
Take the elevator to the ground level, take a right to go under the breezeway, and doors to the museum are straight ahead. If you are coming through Lock 3 Park, an entrance door is to the left under the red awning; ground level of the parking deck.

A photo collage showing where to find the museum at Lock 3 Park