$5 for kids and adults (infants 12-months and under free)

Annual memberships start at just $55 and include free parking.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

(Closed Mondays)


We are located at 216 S. Main St. in downtown Akron, Ohio next to Lock 3 Park.
(We are a new address so you may need to use 200 S. Main Street for directions.)


Parking is available in the O'Neil's/State Street Parking Deck at 51 W. State St. (behind Barley House) for $2 when you have your parking ticket validated at the Children's Museum.  For more parking information and directions, click here.

Take the elevator to the ground level, take a right to go outside, and doors to the museum are straight ahead. If you are coming through Lock 3 Park, an entrance door is to the left under the red awning; ground level of the parking deck.

Parking Instructions


Feel free to pack a snack or food is also available at the Lock 3 concessions (hours: Wed.- Sun. 11:00-4:00). Though we don’t allow food or drinks inside the museum, your group can take a break in the Lock 3 Commons. After your break, you’ll be refreshed and ready for more fun!