Hours of Operation
During busy times there may be a
short wait to visit this popular museum.
March Break Hours of Operation
Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, March 17
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
April 1 to September 30:
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
October 1 to March 31:
Wednesday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
Closed on Mondays and all statutory holidays.
|Adult / Senior (18+)
|Student / Youth * (13-17)
|Infant (under 1)
* Student = 13-17 or with valid student ID
** Family = two adults and all dependant
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.
Events, Workshops and Exhibitions
Offering over 100 annual festivals, events, workshops and exhibitions, Hamilton Civic Museums provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.
- Events at the Children's Museum
- Events at other Hamilton Civic Museums
- Exhibits at the Children's Museum
Dolls and Toys: An Exhibition of Arts and Crafts from India
This exhibition of arts and crafts from India will be on display at the Hamilton Children’s Museum until July 6, 2013. The artifacts exhibited are from the private collection of Dr. Monolina Bhattacharyya – Ray and it has been her passion to visit remote locations in her native Indian state of West Bengal and beyond to find artifacts that are locally conspicuous or on the path of extinction.THE DOO WOP DINER
Put on your dancing shoes and groove to music from the jukebox; dress up like cooks, create your favourite diner dishes and serve them to family and friends in our 1950’s-style family diner. Explore themes in nutrition, physical activity and science.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
The Children’s Museum Theatre Space is back with a twist! Children and their adults can view themselves on T.V. while putting on their show. So get your act together, get dressed up in costumes and create your own stories. This exhibit encourages dramatic play and will address components of media literacy.
If you can imagine it, you can build it! Build with blocks and design mazes with tubes. Quality, hands-on activities sure to provide hours of fun for children and their adults.
Educational and Community Programming
All Hamilton Civic Museums offer programs suitable for elementary school students, secondary school students, and community groups such as Scouts and Guides. If you would like a detailed outline of any of our programs, or if you require a customized program for your group, contact the individual museum directly.
Parties and Celebrations
Hamilton Civic Museums offers a wide variety of group tour and day-trip packages featuring our sites as well as several of our local partners.