Safety is our top priority, in an effort to keep our families healthy, safe, and secure ACM will remain closed until further notice. Please read this letter from our director for more information. 


First time visiting us? Please fill out our waiver.


A Family Playing in the KitchenMuseum will be closed on these days: 
January 1, New Year’s Day
July 4, Fourth of July
September 28, 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

During the Main Street Corridor Project construction, visit for all road closures and detours.  $2 all day parking will be available in the State Street Deck.

Please be advised that because of the Main Street Project, visitors to the museum will need to access the State Street Parking Deck from the West starting October 1 when they begin work on the east side of the bridge. 

Construction Map

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 if you stay longer than the 2-free hours. 

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