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Important Notice:

Hamilton Children's Museum Temporarily Closed for Repairs. 

Update:
The Hamilton Children’s Museum was closed temporarily on July 22, 2013.  During routine inspections, it was discovered that the building was structurally unsound. 

Hamilton City Council has directed staff to repair the building so that we may open our doors again and we are very excited to get to work! Repairs are expected to begin in early fall of 2014. Watch this site for information about the repairs and for our re-opening date.

Council also directed staff to complete a long term development plan considering options to either expand the Museum in its current location or to develop a new larger facility within the park.

Please don’t forget to check out the Hamilton Children’s Museum Wednesday Wigglers listed below for upcoming dates and locations of events, exhibits and outreach programming.




 

Location:
1072 Main St. East (map)
in Gage Park, Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-546-4848
Fax: 905-546-4851
Email: childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca



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Admission Rates

  • $2.00 Adults (18-59)
  • $2.00 Seniors (60+)
  • $2.00 Students * (13-17)
  • $4.00 Child (6-12)
  • FREE Infant (5 and under)
  • $9.00 Family **

* Student = 13-17 or with valid student ID
** Family = two adults and dependant children under 18


Hours of Operation

Closed for renovations


Offsite Events/Exhibits

EXHIBIT: Inside, Outside and Upside Down
Although the Hamilton Children’s Museum is temporarily closed, museum staff are working to install a summer exhibit located at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. The exhibit is called Inside, Outside and Upside Down. It explores the fun of climbing, constructing and creating. This exhibit features a rock climbing wall, construction of a tube maze to discover mass, force and motion, and the quirky Creation Station for creating with paints, paper and other media. This exhibit will also feature a Tot Spot with the ball and pillow pit, mirrors and mobiles, and a light table. Join us at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology located at 900 Woodward Ave. Hamilton, ON.
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time
: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ages: All ages
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum
Contact: 905-546-4848, childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

Wednesday Wigglers

Museum staff will be holding Wednesday Wigglers programs at various museums until the Childrens' Museum is re-opened.


History of Hamilton Children's Museum

The Hamilton Children's Museum is an exciting and interactive destination for young children. We welcome schools, community organizations, daycare classes and group bookings. We'd be happy to give you more information, so please call or visit.

Please note that during busy times, there may be a short, outdoor wait for admittance and visits may also be limited to one hour. You are more than welcome to call ahead and staff will suggest a less busy time to visit that day or week, or you can take the opportunity to visit Gage Park while you wait.