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What can I expect when I visit the Children’s Museum?

The Children’s Museum is open for exploration and discovery. All nine of our interactive exhibits are hands-on, so your child can touch and play with everything! Children are encouraged to explore the Children’s Museum in any order or time frame they wish. Let them take charge of your visit and they will discover something new each time. We offer star shows, special guests, Early Years Play Dates, STEAM Weekends and more. See our calendar for more information.

What ages of children is the Children’s Museum geared towards?

The Children’s Museum is fun for all ages. Exhibits and activities are designed for children aged 0 to 12 and their caregivers. 

For our youngest visitors, we offer Early Years Play Dates. We create a safe and secure environment where children and their care givers are invited to slow down, play, create and test theories, and engage in meaningful interactions with our Early Childhood Educator and other families.  Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Day Camps are targeted at children aged 4 to 12, with special Tween Camps for children aged 9 to 12. Learn more about Day Camps.

We have birthday parties for children aged 1 to 12. Learn more about Birthday Parties.

Our curriculum-connected education programs at the Children’s Museum are appropriate for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 4, while education programs brought into the classroom are appropriate for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 6. Learn more.

ALL children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Who pays admission to the Children’s Museum? 

Admission is charged per person. General admission is $9 for adults and children aged 2 and up. Children 12-23 months are $4.50 and children under 1 are free. Learn more. 

Consider purchasing a membership to receive free unlimited admission.  Learn more.

Why do adults pay admission?

We want adults to play too! The Children’s Museum experience is meant to involve the whole family, grown-ups included. It is our goal to provide an interactive environment where children and adults can slow down, connect and spend quality time together.

We know a child’s learning deepens when a grown-up is engaged in the experience and we hope adults indulge their own curiosity and sense of play when they visit. Whether you’re holding a real meteorite, engaging in a science experiment, taking in a star show or building a giant structure, there is something in the Children’s Museum experience for everyone. 

As a non-profit organization, the Children’s Museum aims to be accessible to all children and their grown-ups. To ensure all families have the opportunity to visit, we offer Free Family Fun Nights and a subsidy program.

Does the Children’s Museum have any discounts or subsidies available?

Subsidies for memberships, summer day camps and education programs are available through our Share the Fun Subsidy Program for families experiencing financial difficulties.  Learn more.

Consider purchasing a membership package for free unlimited admission. Learn more.

Free Family Fun Night - With the generous support from our donors, the Children’s Museum offers free admission on Thursday nights from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Learn more.

If you are a newcomer to London or to Canada, you may be eligible for the Cultural Access Pass or the Cultural Newcomers Pass.

Do you have a membership to an associated museum in Canada? Show your membership and gain free admission to the Children’s Museum.

Have a membership to a museum that is part of the Association of Children’s Museums? Show your membership and get 50% off your admission fee. 

Can I bring my own food?

Yes! Outside food is permitted. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at our Explore Store. Learn more.

Are you peanut free?

Due to the fact outside food is permitted, the Children’s Museum is not peanut- or allergy-free. We do offer peanut-free snacks available for purchase in our Explore Store. 

Is the Children’s Museum accessible to wheelchairs and strollers?

Yes! Wheelchairs and strollers can reach every area in the Children’s Museum. For guests with wheelchairs and strollers there is an elevator. Learn more.

When can I avoid crowds?

The Children’s Museum can become busy at peak times.  Call us at 519-434-5726 to inquire about activities and events scheduled for the day of your planned visit. 

What education programs do you offer for school visits?

We offer a variety of interactive, curriculum-connected on-site and in-class education programs for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Learn more.

Interested in hosting your classroom in the Children’s Museum for a whole week? Check out the Museum School program. Learn more.

Do you offer any childcare programs?

The Children’s Museum does not offer child care. For general admission, all children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Day Camps are offered on all PD Days, holidays and in the summer. Day camps are for children 4 to 12 years of age.   Learn more. 

Is the Children’s Museum moving?

After community consultations, followed by an extensive search and careful consideration, the London Children’s Museum has found the perfect home at 100 Kellogg Lane. The new space occupies over 32,000 square feet on the fourth floor, is centrally located, easily accessible, has an open concept layout, has 24-foot ceilings, ample parking and a unique outdoor space available for exploration and play.

It offers a unique environment where families can celebrate heritage and culture in a space that is rich with its own history. It is part of a larger redevelopment of the historical industrial area that will become a destination for local families and tourists.

During the design and renovation of this space, we are still open for play at 21 Wharncliffe Rd S!

Where does the Children’s Museum get its financial support?

Did you know admissions and memberships only cover half of the Children’s Museum’s annual operating needs?

Donations to the Children’s Museum provide more than 10,000 children and families in financial need with free admission, memberships, education programs and day camp experiences.  

Donor support also ensures we can continue to offer exciting educational programs and services for children.  
London Children’s Museum donors help provide a safe place for children to play, where learning and creativity can flourish! Learn more.

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