Museum Closed on Labor Day

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.  We will reopen September 2nd with normal business hours 10am to 4:45pm.

For the Kids Annual Gala

For the Kids Annual Gala Save the DateThe Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) is hosting its annual benefit on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Museum. The benefit’s honorary co-chairs are Fred McLeod, announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Beth McLeod from the 19 Action News Weather Team. The event will include delicious food, an open bar and a chance to experience everything the Museum has to offer first-hand. The CMC has nurtured three generations of Greater Cleveland’s young children and families in discovering the world and learning through play.

The Museum has welcomed an average of over 100,000 guests annually for the last five years! Interactive exhibits, innovative programs and exciting events are offered seven days a week. The CMC has several blue ribbon partners such as University Hospitals and Cleveland Metropolitan School District in addressing early childhood needs in obesity prevention and Invest in Children in designing its most recent traveling exhibit, I Feel. Beginning this summer, CMC will partner with The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative to offer a year-long series of programs for all fathers and their families. The Museum has been praised as an efficient and effective organization that is able to turn on a dime, maintains a balanced budget and attracts families from all over Northeast Ohio. 

The proceeds for the benefit will go toward general operating costs so that the CMC can continue to impact families in the museum and the community. To purchase tickets to the benefit, complete the registration form below or contact Laura Gaines by phone at 216-791-7114 ext. 12 or by email at



Thank you to the sponsors of this year’s gala:


Dick & Doreen Cahoon








Mike & Maria Campanelli                    Betty Rosskamm



We Are A Blue Star Museum

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is proud to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museumsWe Are a Blue Star Museum across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at‐star‐museums.

Read the complete Blue Star Museum Press Release

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