ACM is excited to be open to current members and those wishing to start a new membership. All visitors welcome starting October 1, 2021. 

You can visit the museum virtually! Check out our Virtual Field Trip.

ACM reminds our visitors and members to play it safe! The museum requires visitors to follow these guidelines:

  • To stay at home if you or anyone in your family are feeling ill or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All visitors 3 years old and older are required to wear a mask inside the museum.
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from visitors not in your family or group.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. 
  • Follow ACM's directional signage and instructions from staff. 

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


A Family Playing in the Kitchen

Starting September 22 - Members or new Members only

October 1 - All Visitors 

Monday and Tuesday: Open for scheduled field trips only.

Wednesday: 9:30-1:30

Thursday: 9:30-1:30

Friday: 9:30-1:30

Saturday: 10:00-5:00

Sunday: 12:00-5:00


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


Adult - $5
Kid - $5
Infants 12-months and under 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) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card upon arrival will be given an admission price of $1.00 per person for up to 4 adults or children.

Annual Family Memberships start at just $55 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