The Akron Children’s Museum was founded by a small group of young parents who, after visiting numerous children’s museums throughout the U.S. and querying their peers, determined that such an institution was needed and could serve Akron and the surrounding region well with Akron, Ohio‘s unique experiences. Their plans were set in motion in 2012 and 2013 when the founding board commissioned feasibility and market studies. In 2014 ACM received its nonprofit status from the IRS, added new board members, and began fundraising to realize the vision. In 2015, a partnership with The City of Akron was forged with ACM’s Holiday Pop-Up Site at Lock 3. We officially opened our doors on November 25, 2016.
Children’s museums create playful, interactive learning experiences, reflecting their diverse communities. In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where kids and their families can experience learning and play together. More and more families visit children’s museums each year for the unique, face-to-face fun, enlightenment, and shared experiences not available at other attractions. Children’s museums also contribute to the local economy and, in ACM’s case, support efforts to continue the renaissance of our downtown area by adding more safe, inspired, and accessible family activities. Bed Bug Exterminator Akron
Akron Children’s Museum features hands-on, interactive exhibits to engage families and encourage learning through play. The museum is a safe space where children can spend hours creating art, filling mini shopping carts with healthy food at a pint-sized farmer’s market, building lego derby cars to race, making parachutes to use in wind tunnels, and much more.
Admission is $5 per person (infants 12 months and under are free). Yearly family memberships are also available.
Mon. & Tues., Open for scheduled field trips only, Wed.-Fri. 9:30-1:30, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5
Parking is available in the State Street Parking Deck at 51 W. State St. Take the elevator to the ground level and bring your parking ticket to the museum for $2 validation (city parking is accessiblessible on the weekends).
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Celebrate your child with a birthday party at the place where kids can let loose, learn, and explore: the Akron Children’s Museum! Your child and their friends will have big fun throughout our interactive exhibits during an action-packed 2-hour affair.
Celebrate your child with a birthday party at the place where kids can let loose, learn, and explore: the Akron Children’s Museum! Your child and their friends will have big fun throughout our interactive exhibits during an action-packed 2-hour affair. You’ll see it’s no surprise the museum is rated in akronlife.com’s Best of City Hall of Fame.
Address: 216 S Main St, Akron, OH
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