The Children's Museum of Cleveland

Cleveland Children's Museum, Cleveland Ohio
(courtesy of the Cleveland Children's Museum)

Note (January, 2016): The Children's Museum of Cleveland is currently closed while they prepare their new location in Midtown Cleveland, just a few blocks away. The museum is expected to reopen in fall of 2017.

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The Children's Museum of Cleveland is an interesting and interactive place for kids and adults to learn and have fun together.

Located in the University Circle neighborhood, the museum, established in 1981, is designed specifically for children ages 12 months - 8 years and their caregivers.

The Exhibits

The Children's Museum gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing fun things. Permanent exhibits include  Splish! Splash!, which is all about water transportation. This section also includes the weather forecast center, in which kids can present their own weather broadcast in front of a camera and play it back.

Other Children's Museum exhibits include Bridges to the Community, where kids can push their own grocery carts, go through the check-out line, "bank" with play money, and pump their own "gas," among other activities.

The Big Red Barn, based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown, is designed for the youngest kids (ages 0-4) and their caregivers. Features include a working silo, a barn slide, and an apple orchard.

Visiting the Children's Museum of Cleveland

The Children's Museum of Cleveland is easy to get to from downtown and Cleveland's east side. Located on an island between Euclid and Chester Avenues, the museum has ample free parking. Be sure to stop at the Elf's Corner, the museum's gift shop. It's full of fun, interactive toys, and games. Note, there is no food service at the Children's Museum of Cleveland.

Contact Information

Children's Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Hotels Near the Children's Museum of Cleveland

The Intercontinental Hotel (check rates), at the Cleveland Clinic, is less than a mile away from the museum and offers elegant accommodations as well as a full range of services. Smaller and more intimate is the Glidden House, just around the corner. It's a charming bed and breakfast inn, created out of a historic mansion.