Hamilton Children's Museum

Hamilton Civic Museums - Owned and operated by the City of Hamilton www.hamilton.ca/museums - Children's Museum

The Hamilton Children's Museum is closed for repairs.

The Hamilton Children's Museum will re-open on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

The stabilization of the Hamilton Children’s Museum is complete and we are busy getting the interior of the building spruced up, and new interactive exhibits built and installed. We look forward to welcoming the public to explore our new and revised gallery spaces and to participate in our special events and programs. Special thanks to those who conveyed your support and inquired about the status of our progress during our temporary closure. It was fun to take our engaging learning experiences on the road for a while but we are looking forward to greeting visitors on our home base once again on Saturday, December 5, 2015. 

The Hamilton Children's Museum is an exciting place for children to learn through hands on activities and workshops. We welcome schools, community organizations, daycare classes and group bookings.

During busy times, there may be a short, outdoor wait to get in the door and visits may be limited to one hour. Call us to find out if there is a line up on the day you are coming. The Museum is located in beautiful Gage Park where you can find lots to do while you wait.

Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.

  • $2 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $2 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $2 for youth
  • $4 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are under 1 year visit for free
  • $9 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old

We are located at:
1072 Main Street East Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1N6  
Phone: 905-546-4848
Email: childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

The Museum is open year-round.

October 1 to March 31
Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

April 1 to September 30
Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

The purchase of a $170 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

Weddings at Dundurn

Historic Cooking Workshops

Take a virtual tour

Social Gatherings - Rentals

Birthday Parties

Corporate Rentals

Group Tours

Field Trips - Teachers

Events at the Children's Museum

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at the Hamilton Children's Museum throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same!

Winter Whimsy
Wednesdays, December 9 to 30
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Visit us on Wednesdays during the month of December for winter activities and crafts. Suitable for all ages. Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum

Blue Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Celebrate a family New Year with a visit to all three museum galleries and join in on one of six ‘count downs’ throughout the day. Engage in indoor and outdoor activities while we say good bye to the past year and hello to the New Year! Suitable for all ages. Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum