Admission: $7 per person
Under Age 1: Free
Active Duty Military and Dependents: $2.50 discount (up to 8 per visit)
Planning Your Visit
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers guests a safe and welcoming space for children and adults to explore the world of a child at their own pace, and in their own way. As with any museum, what you receive from your time investment is entirely reflective of what you are able to do with your children during your stay.
There are a mix of exhibits and programs catering to a number of early childhood developmental areas, ranging from role play to creativity to curiosity to pattern recognition to social awareness. There may be a program scheduled for the day you are visiting. Weekday programs include things like facilitated crafts, early childhood skill development, interactive story times and play groups. On Saturdays through the Fall and Winter, the museum offers Arts in Action and Partner Programs on select Saturday mornings. Programs are normally included with admission.
Admission is good for the entire day so you can play for a bit in the morning, have lunch, and then come back to finish out the day with learning through play. If you plan ahead, bring your picnic lunch with you and you can eat it in the Great Lakes Activity Room when it’s time for a break.
The Museum also offers the Power of Play gift shop. Keep us in mind as a source for educational and fun items for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions.
It’s always a good idea to check the calendar before your visit. The calendar shows any programs for the day, and any field trips, birthday parties or meetings scheduled during your visit.