The Children's Museum of Cleveland, Cleveland

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The Children's Museum of Cleveland is "the" Northeast Ohio destination and resource for all young children, parents and caregivers to engage in fun, innovative, interactive play that accelerates the child’s creativity, development and education.
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  • A magnificent historic Cleveland mansion is being converted into a wonderful Children's Museum. Beautiful architecture and color schemes. High ceilings and beautiful floor plan for the museum. Put thi...  more »
  • This museum could be something great, but it's dirty. Rumor has it that it's manifesting itself into something great. I sure hope so, it does have so much potential. Look at Strong Museum in Rochester...  more »
  • There is currently NO Children's museum in Cleveland. One can only hope eventually they will finish and reopen the new location.  more »
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  • $12 admission for age 1 and over is a bit much , particularly for large family. My 2 year old had fun. The facility is beautifully made for kids under 12. Grand opening they were offering admission going towards membership. We could not pass on taking $48 off of $120 family of 6, year pass. They are adding more this year and it is already a great facility for young kids even or especially toddlers.
  • I did not give this place 5 stars only because they are still a work in progress. I can say that they have been smart and have hired/retained enough staff to keep areas clean and safe. My 3 year old son was not bored in the 4 1/2 hours we spent there. He did not want to leave and asked if we could come back as we walked through the parking lot. As an additional note: they have made quieter areas and activities for those who may need it. I hope they continue to get the funding they need. I am eager to see the upcoming additions. They certainly know how to engage children.
  • Our twin 7 year olds and 9 year old love the museum! So much to do - they keep asking to go back. I was happily surprised that our older son liked it so much - he really loved the climber. We also spent a lot of time in the water play in Wonder Lab and the art room! Bring your own snacks and food - only snacks sold on site. There is a Subway nearby and also lots of great food in Chinatown - try Koko Bakery on Payne Ave for pastries and treats you could grab and bring with you! Oh and bring a change of clothes if your kids like to splash at the water table!
  • Inadequate parking. More of indoor play than a museum. Disorganized. Tiny restrooms. Looks thrown together. Nothing else for children in the surrounding area so you are stuck here for a day if you drive far. It's a waste of time and money.
  • We attended the friends and family event for the new CMC and WOW! As an educator and a mom, it is incredible. The new space is amazing! So much to do for families and kids of all ages and the friendliest staff our there! We cannot wait to go back when they officially open Nov. 6th!

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