Join us for Martin Luther King Jr. self-guided activities Saturday and Sunday (Jan.18th 19th). Museum closed on MLK Day, January 20, 2020.

Hours & Admission

First time visiting us? Please fill out our waiver.


Tuesday - Friday 10:00-4:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-5:00
Closed Mondays

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 LogoTo receive Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network benefits, you must present a current Membership Card from a reciprocal institution with the Reciprocal Network logo on the card and a valid photo ID with proof of residence.  Reciprocity will grant 50% discount on admission fees for up to 6 people that are listed on your institution’s membership. 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. Free 2-hour parking will be available in the city parking decks, including 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