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Plan Your Visit

Bring your kids to the Children’s Museum and they won’t want to leave!

The Museum lets the kids travel the world, while enriching their lives and broadening their experience by exploring other cultures through exhibitions, costumes, hands-on props, and artifacts, including an extraordinary assortment of toys and games.

They can clamber aboard a lavishly decorated Pakistani bus and a three-wheeled auto rickshaw from Thailand. Or step inside a Bedouin tent and homes from India, Indonesia and Mexico. The Museum’s diversity and richness engage children of all ages, allowing them to explore and learn through play at their own pace.

It’s a fun, memorable first step in a child’s understanding of the arts, culture and history.

The Canadian Children’s Museum is located inside the Canadian Museum of History. Admission Fees to the Canadian Museum of History include access to the Children’s Museum, special exhibitions and to all the Museum’s galleries.

Focus on fun at the Children’s Museum

Focus on fun at the Children’s Museum: What am I? These images feature your favorite objects at the Children’s Museum. Can you identify them? Click on the image to reveal the answer.

What am I?

Children’s Museum Image Gallery

Admission Information

Admission Fees to the Canadian Museum of History include access to the Children’s Museum, CINÉ+, special exhibitions and to all the Museum’s galleries.

Children under 3 are admitted free to the Museum. Children must be 12 years and older to purchase an admission ticket on their own and visit the Museum by themselves.

All visitors are admitted free after 5 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information on admission fees or for general information contact information@historymuseum.ca or go to Plan Your Visit.

Adult Accompaniment

One adult must accompany every 5 children. All children under the age of 12 need an adult escort. An adult escort is defined as an individual who is above the age of 16.

Coat Check

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.


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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.

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