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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The London Children’s Museum offers nine hands-on, interactive exhibits. Children are encouraged to learn and explore in their own way and at their own pace. Let your child take the lead and they will discover something new each visit! In addition to our permanent exhibits, we offer daily programs, special guests, and more. Check our calendar and plan your next visit!

What COVID-19 protocols do you have in place?

To ensure a fun and safe visit for everyone, we kindly ask all visitors to:

  1. Provide proof of vaccination status upon arrival. As of September 22, all visitors over the age of 12 need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination along with identification.
  2. Wear a mask or face covering while inside the building. As per the Province of Ontario, children over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask indoors, unless unable to put on or remove their mask or face covering without assistance. Note: Face shields do not replace face coverings.
  3. Maintain a physical distance of 2 meters (6 ft) between households.
  4. Follow the capacity limits posted at each exhibit entrance.
  5. Wash and sanitize hands often. Sanitizing stations are available in each exhibit.
  6. Limit food and beverage consumption to designated seating areas or outdoors. 
  7. Stay curious, learn something new, and of course, PLAY

Exhibits and programs have been modified to encourage distancing and easy cleaning. Star shows, costumes, puppets, and hard-to-clean materials are currently unavailable. 

Please postpone your visit to the London Children’s Museum if

  • You are currently experiencing fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, runny nose, congestion, decrease or loss of taste or smell, pink eye, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, muscle aches, joint pain, or extreme tiredness.
  • You or anyone you live with is currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms.
  • You have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days and have been told to quarantine as per the federal quarantine requirements.
  • You have been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19.
  • A doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating.
  • You have received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone.
  • You tested positive on a rapid antigen test or home-based self-testing kit in the last 10 days.

What age group is the Children’s Museum designed for?

London Children’s Museum exhibits and programs are designed for children ages 0 to 12 and their caregivers. 

For our youngest visitors, we offer a number of early years programs designed specifically for children 0-5 and their caregivers. Check our calendar for dates and details.

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 and is free for members. Learn more about admission here

Why do adults pay admission?

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

As a registered charity, the Children’s Museum is committed to accessibility for all children and their grown-ups. To ensure every family has the opportunity to visit, we offer TD Free Family Fun Night and other subsidies.

What discounts or subsidies are available?

  • London Children’s Museum members receive free admission year-round. 
  • Members of other museums, science centres, and attractions across Canada may be eligible for free admission. Check the CASC reciprocal agreement
  • Members from other children’s museums around the world may be eligible for discounted admission. Check the Association of Children’s Museum’s agreement.
  • TD Free Family Fun Night takes place every Thursday evening, from 6 pm - 8 pm.
  • Subsidies for memberships, summer day camps, and education programs are available through our Share the Fun subsidy program. Contact us at 519-434-5726.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes! Outside food is permitted. Light snacks and beverages are available for purchase at our Explore Store.

Are you peanut-free?

Since outside food is permitted, the London Children’s Museum is not a peanut- or allergy-free facility. 

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

Yes! Wheelchairs and strollers can reach every area in the Children’s Museum. All floors are accessible by elevator. Learn more.

Do you offer childcare?

The London Children’s Museum does not offer childcare. Excluding children registered for day camp, all children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Is the London 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 outdoor space available for exploration and play. Learn more about this project.

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

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

The London Children’s Museum is a registered charity. Donations provide more than 10,000 children and families in financial need with free admission, memberships, education programs, and day camp experiences every year. Donor support also ensures we can continue to offer exciting educational programs and services for children and families.

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Charitable Registration No. 10808 7263 RR0001