Our Journey Home

Our New Home

We've been on a big journey. After 45 years in the same location, it's time for us to head home. Our new home. At 100 Kellogg Lane. 

The new London Children’s Museum occupies 36,000 square feet on the fourth floor of London's historic Kellogg’s factory. Centrally located and easily accessible, this space will provide millions of children and families with more interactive play, innovative exhibits, and shared spaces where they can learn and grow for years to come.


Help Bring Us Home

Our new home is the result of input from over 500 children, families, and community members. From the floor plan to the exhibit themes, it’s a museum designed for children, by children

We need your help. Every donation is a meaningful step on our journey. By making a gift today, you are bringing our community's vision for a new London Children's Museum to life. You are also providing children with hands-on learning opportunities that support their healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. 

Our capital campaign is well underway, and we have already secured $19 million for this project. $4 million remains. Let’s complete this journey the way we started it over 45 years ago – together.

It’s time to head home, and go play!


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For more information about ways to Join the Journey, contact:

Christine Walker, Director of Development
christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca)
519.434.5726 ext. 227


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Why is the London Children's Museum moving?

After more than 40 years in the same space, and with over 3 million visitors, the beloved building on Wharncliffe Road has seen a lot of play.

The age, structure, and maintenance needs of the building have imposed limitations on new exhibits and programs. The current space inhibits our ability to create new, dynamic content that aligns with the needs and interests of today’s children and families. 

While the essence of the London Children’s Museum will remain the same, our new home at 100 Kellogg is essential to meeting our growing attendance and demand. In the five years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, London Children’s Museum attendance grew 26%. With over 36,000 sq ft of open concept space, the new London Children’s Museum at 100 Kellogg will nearly double exhibit square footage.

Why is the London Children’s Museum important?  

Through hands-on learning experiences, the London Children's Museum:

  • Encourages children’s healthy social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth
  • Nurtures curiosity, creativity, experimentation, and innovation
  • Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Cultivates interest in science, technology, art, history, culture, and nature
  • Offers a safe and welcoming environment for all children and families  
  • Encourages friends, families, and community members to learn alongside one another
What exhibits will be featured in the new London Children's Museum?

The new London Children’s Museum will feature eight immersive and interactive galleries, including:

  • Branching Out. A treehouse village in a forest full of dancing light and wildlife hideaways encourages visitors to climb, crawl, balance, and explore. Through multi-level treehouses and canopies, children discover big-body movement, natural exploration, and artifact surprises.
  • Community Roots. This child-sized town allows visitors to take on roles of vital community members. Familiar community spaces such as a Neighbourhood Market, Restaurant, Rescue Headquarters, School, and Home present opportunities for imaginative and collaborative play.
  • Discovery Lab. An interdisciplinary space designed for visitors to take part in STEAM-based creativity through tinkering, making, crafting, designing, experimenting, and hacking. Visitors engage in self-directed making, collaborative projects, and staff-facilitated workshops. 
  • Farm Works. A Farm and Factory tell the story of the region’s manufacturing, industrial, and agricultural history, helping visitors make connections about how food is produced, processed, and sold.
  • STREAM. Taking inspiration from the Thames River (Antler River), STREAM is an exploration of water physics and life on the water. The river emerges from a rock bed high overhead, making its way down a waterfall, and over an aqueduct to fill a 21-meter-long water table.
  • Above & Beyond. From Earth to outer space and back again, children let their curiosity soar to the outer reaches of the universe in this exhibit. Visitors investigate the principles of astronomy, become astronauts, and blast off to the International Space Station. A digital planetarium invites children to explore the galaxy, fostering curiosity about stars, planets, and constellations.
  • Unearthed. Visitors explore the world of dinosaurs by uncovering bones, rocks, and minerals before taking objects into the field lab for further research and investigation. Children discover an immense cave system where they practice spelunking and discover cave ecosystems.
  • The Annex. As a flexible, fresh, open space, The Annex functions as an event venue and home for temporary exhibits. The Annex acts as a community gathering spot where the culture, arts, and heritage of London and the surrounding area can be celebrated.
When will the new London Children’s Museum open? 

The London Children’s Museum is entering the third and final construction phase of the project, which includes the base build and exhibit fabrication and installation. This final phase is expected to be completed in Fall 2024. 

How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the project?

The new London Children's Museum project continued on track for the first year of the pandemic, with exhibit and architectural design completed remotely.

In March 2021, the project paused for approximately 18 months to allow time for supply chains and cost inflations to stabilize.

Will the new space be accessible and inclusive? 

In order to be as accessible and inclusive as possible, the new London Children’s Museum is designed thoughtfully and intentionally with input from hundreds of children, caregivers, and community members.

Every child deserves access to physically, culturally, and financially accessible learning opportunities. The new London Children’s Museum will be a welcoming family space that appeals to children of different ages, abilities, and interests. It features an accessible treehouse, dig pit, water table, and customizable lighting. New exhibits, programs, and special guests will celebrate diverse ways of knowing and being. A robust subsidy program will continue to ensure all families, regardless of socioeconomic status, have access to our services. We will continue to consult with families and community partners to ensure our services remain accessible, engaging, and relevant. 

Will you take anything with you?

The new London Children’s Museum will feature all-new, custom-built exhibits.

Exhibit design was informed by extensive community consultation and the input of over 500 children. As a result, many of the favourite exhibit themes, such as dinosaurs and outer space, remain the same. However, the new exhibits are more interactive, and innovative, and expand over twice the square footage. We will bring our collection of over 7,000 artifacts to the new space, including Baleena, the museum’s whale skeleton. 

How much will this project cost? What is your fundraising goal? 

The new London Children’s Museum is a $23 million project.

To date, we have secured $19 million and have an additional $4 million to raise. The pandemic caused a significant increase to this budget due to the global increases in the cost of supplies and supply chain issues. 

Will there be any changes to the current operations at 21 Wharncliffe Rd S? 

During exhibit fabrication and installation, the London Children’s Museum remains open for play at 21 Wharncliffe Rd S.

The community will be updated as the timeline for opening at 100 Kellogg and closing at 21 Wharncliffe Rd S becomes more established. 

What else is happening at 100 Kellogg?

Originally a factory for Kellogg Canada, this London landmark contains over one million square feet of space.

It is currently being transformed into an entertainment and cultural destination. 100 Kellogg will include office space, restaurants, and attractions. Plans for the outdoor courtyard include live music, social spaces, and seasonal markets. The London Children’s Museum is one of the tenants in the overall development. Current and future tenants include:

  • The Factory
  • Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
  • The Club House
  • Paradigm Spirits
  • Powerhouse Brewery
  • Hard Rock Hotel London, Ontario (Coming Soon)
How can I donate to the new London Children’s Museum?

Donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations are crucial to ensuring the London Children's Museum continues to provide a safe, engaging, and educational environment for children to learn.

Ways to Give:

  • Online
  • Cheques, made payable to the London Regional Children's Museum, can be mailed to: London Children's Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Rd S, London ON, N6J 4G5
  • To explore other gift options, including exhibit naming opportunities, contact Christine Walker, Director of Development, christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca), or 519.434.5726 ext. 227

Every donation helps ensure the London Children's Museum continues to inspire creativity and curiosity for years to come. 

This project is funded in part by the City of London, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada Museums Assistance Program, Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Canadian Space Agency.


Exhibit Renderings

Unearth Wonder

Help build our NEW dinosaur exhibit at 100 Kellogg Lane!

The future London Children’s Museum was shaped by the ideas and dreams of over 500 children, families, and community members. And children in our community made one thing very clear - our new home would not be complete without dinosaurs!

But to make our community’s dream a reality, we need your help! You can bring these prehistoric wonders to life by donating today. Every gift matters!

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