Children under 3 are admitted free to the museum complex. All visitors are admitted free after 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information on admission fees or for general information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Plan Your Visit.
One adult must accompany every 5 children. All children 10 and under need an adult escort.
Please leave coats, bags and backpacks at the Coat Check near the main entrance of the Museum. You can bring a diaper bag into the Canadian Children’s Museum.
Getting the Most from Your Visit
Play is an important part of learning; it is an essential ingredient in all our activities. As parents, you are encouraged to use play as another means of communicating with your child(ren).
Here are some suggestions to help you and your family get the most from your visit.
- Ask your child(ren) to lead you through the exhibits. What is she/he looking at? Enjoying?
- Talk! Museums are social places. Share ideas and questions with each other. “When I was a child…”
- Imagine with your child. “What would it be like if…”
- Help your child connect experiences with something in their life. “Remember the bus ride we took downtown?” “Where do we shop for our food?”
A nursing station and diaper change are available in the Canadian Children’s Museum.
Our underground parking has a limited capacity. Keep in mind that peak hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the busiest days are Thursdays to Sundays inclusive.
Review a “lost child strategy” with your children. Remind them that staff are there to help if members of your group become separated.
Visitors will find that children prefer to wander freely throughout the Museum. To avoid traffic congestion, we urge you to check strollers at the Coat Check. All unattended strollers will be placed in the Museum stroller park at the Embassy.
Washrooms in the Canadian Children’s Museum have child-sized facilities. Facilities for people with a disability are located next to the boys’ and girls’ washrooms. Washrooms with standard-sized facilities are located near the Canadian Children’s Museum entrance.
What to Watch For
Watch for special activities, workshops and performances that highlight exhibits, seasonal events, festivals and celebrations. For more information on upcoming programs, please click here.