ACM is excited to be open for special programs, private parties, and private field trips. Thank you for your patience as we hire and train new staff members in preparation for a fall opening to welcome you back!
Currently the museum is open for special programming, private field trips, and private party rentals. Hours vary by event.
Museum will be closed on these days:
January 1, New Year’s Day
July 4, Fourth of July
September 25, 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.
ACM 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.
Members 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.
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.