Hamilton Children's Museum

Heat Alert
July 22, 2016 - 12:27pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016.

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016. An Extended Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last three or more consecutive days with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater then or equal to 20°C OR Humidex of 40°C or greater. 

Current details

An extended period of hot and humid weather will continue today and persist into the weekend. High temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 33°C today with accompanying humidex values of over 40°C also anticipated.

For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

Alert
July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

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

The Hamilton Children’s Museum re-opened on Saturday, December 5

The Hamilton Children’s Museum invites young visitors to stretch their imagination as they touch, build and experiment in a friendly, child-focused setting. Home to interactive, hands-on galleries, the museum encourages learning through self-directed play.

Newly renovated gallery exhibits take their inspiration from Hamilton’s natural landscape and how it is used by people and other living things: 

  • The Summers Theatre Stage, inspired by the popular theatre that once sat atop Wentworth Street incline railway on the escarpment
  • The Building Gallery, featuring Gage Park and its transformation from family orchard to urban greenspace 
  • The Ship Gallery, featuring above and below deck activities, including a galley kitchen, a cargo boom and a musical ship whistle

Housed in an 1875 farmhouse in beautiful Gage Park, the museum was once home to Hamilton’s Gage Family. It has been providing family-friendly learning opportunities to the public for more than 30 years.

Hamilton Children’s Museum welcomes schools, community organizations, daycare classes and group bookings. During busy times, there may be a short, outdoor wait and visits may be limited to one hour. Visitors can call ahead to find out if there is a line up on the day they are visiting.  


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 ages 13 to 18
  • $4 for children ages 1 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.

Birthday Parties

Field Trips - Teachers

Take a virtual tour


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!

Childrens Musuem Kids playing with coloursTest Tube Tuesday - Kitchen Chemistry
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August. Suitable for all ages.

Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – Above the Ground
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.

Think Art Thursday – Nature Art
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.

Funday Friday – Active Minds
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday - Magnets
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – Plant Parts
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Sculptures
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Germs
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday – Science Fair
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – What Plants Need
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Recycled Masterpieces
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Bubbles
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday – Sink or Float
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – Garden Art
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Patterns
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Home Alone
Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday – In the Body
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – How Seeds Travel
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Shapes
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Terrific Teeth
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday - Structures
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – Who Needs Plants
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Textures
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Ancient World
Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday – Weather Science
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – Plant Science
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Colours
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Hobby Time
Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Test Tube Tuesday - Space
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Windowsill Gardening Wednesday – Mystery of the Garden
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Think Art Thursday – Perspectives
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Funday Friday – Our Green World
Friday, September 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



Summer Fun – Saturday Structures – Big Blue Blocks
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us at the Hamilton Children's Museum for all the summer fun you can handle every Tuesday through Saturday during July and August.Suitable for all ages.



International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Saturday September 17, 2016
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Arrrh! Shiver me timbers! If ya don’t visit us on this day be prepared to “Take a long walk on a short plank!!!” Talk like a pirate; enjoy pirate food and enjoy pirate indoor and outdoor fun!



Blue Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children’s Museum. Visit all three galleries, join in on 6 count down throughout the day. Have fun with indoor and outdoor activities to say good bye to the past year and hello to the New Year!