Fundraising Events

Check our programming calendar for all of our upcoming programs and events.

Grown Up Play Date Fundraiser: Havana Nights

Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017 at 7pm-11pm

A fun & interactive adult-only fundraiser event! Come travel with us Havana style for rum tasting, casino tables, salsa dancing, & more. Limited tickets available and they will go fast!

 A flyer for Grown Up Play Date Fundraiser: Havana Nights Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017 at 7pm-11pm

Past Events 

11/27/2015 through 2/15/2016  Akron Children's Museum Pop-Up Site at Lock 3 AMC and PNC logos

This winter, the Akron Children’s Museum is collaborating with The Summit County Historical Society, the city of Akron/Lock 3 and the American Toy Marble Museum to present ACM’s Pop-Up Site at Lock 3. This project will serve thousands of area children and families with a small sampling of what the Akron Children’s Museum will offer when our doors open permanently! Young visitors and families will enjoy ACM's first presentation of exhibits, including:

Giant Lite Brite
Wind Tube
Quake Table
Jumbo Blocks
Toddler/Infant Exhibits
And more!                                                                                                                                                

Hours and additional details can be found here. For a complete list of activities at Lock 3, visit

For support and sponsorship opportunities, click here.                                                                                               


12/31/2015   First Night Akron

Ring in 2016 with First Night Akron and the Akron Children's Museum. We will be at a special location this year- our Pop-Up Site at Lock 3! We will have all of our exhibits available for kids and families to interact with. Come check out this temporary location set to open for the winter season November 27!


12/6/2015   2nd Annual Hands-On Holidays Family Fundraiser: Expedition Frosty Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 10.40.36 PM

 Join us this December for a memorable, fun-filled day for the whole family. This year the Hands-On Holidays event will be held at St. Thomas Hall at 555 South Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in Fairlawn from 1:00-5:00 pm. This year's theme is Expedition Frosty. Children will travel through a maze of interactive exhibits, games, and activities to earn stamps for their North Pole Passport. There's much, much more planned! Check out all the details and purchase tickets in advance by clicking here.


9/25/2015   Akron Marathon Expo

Hey runners! Look for us at the Marathon expo. We will have some great activities for kids!

** 9/19/2015    Grown Up Play Date Fundraiser **

Join us for an adult-only fundraiser at St. Thomas Hall at 555 South Cleveland-Massillon Rd. from 7:30-11:30pm. Find more information on our Facebook event page.

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9/12/2015   Akron Square Fest

Find us in the kids section near Walgreens at this year's Akron Square Fest on Sept. 12.


8/15/2015  Summit for Kids

We will be participating in the Summit for Kids at the John S. Knight Center from 10am-4pm.


8/1/2015  Copley Heritage Days

Visit our booth at the Copley Heritage Days festival between noon and 6pm. We will have hands-on learning activities for kids and will be available to answerany questions you may have about our plans for the Museum.



12/31/2014 First Night Akron

Ring in 2015 with First Night Akron and the Akron Children's Museum. We will have our newest traveling exhibit- our giant lite brite- building blocks, and more!

12/14/2014 Hands On Holidays- Akron Children's Museum Holiday Fundraiser

The Highland Theatre will be hosting a Museum fundraiser for families to enjoy. The historic Akron theater will show a short holiday film, providing popcorn and drinks for all. After the show, enjoy an interactive sing along and a much anticipated visit from Santa. Akron Children's Museum volunteers will be throughout the theater to guide kids through a craft station, building block area, indoor "ice" skating rink, and to unveil our first travelling exhibit! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance through our Eventbrite Event Page or at the Highland Theatre the day of the event. Doors open at 1pm. Movie starts at 2pm.

11/22/2014 Spring Garden Waldorf School Children's Festival

Children adore this celebration. Spring Garden welcomes the greater community to experience their creative offerings – crafts, food, magical rooms, and fun activities can be experienced at our day-long celebration of family fun.

9/6/2014 Square Fest

Celebrate Highland Square's diverse neighborhood while enjoying local artists, entertainment, children's activities, and Akron's Best Pizza Bake Off. Festivities run from 11am until 7pm. Visit for details.

2/6/2014 Andrea Rose Teodosio Angel Art Auction

5:30-8:30 pm at the John S. Knight Center
An evening of heavenly hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live and silent auctions, artwork from local artists, and much more! All proceeds benefit the establishment of the Akron Children’s Museum. For more information, visit



12/31/2013 First Night Akron

Look for us at First Night Akron. We’ll have a fun, educational activity for kids and representatives will be available to answer questions and take your suggestions for the future Museum. Find more details about First Night Akron at