Spooky Steamy Science

Meet Sid the Science Kid at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland on October 24th at 11am and 1pm.  Sid and friends will perform experiments that celebrate children’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life.  He utilizes STEAM inquiry about the scientific method and how we can use it to answer our questions about the world around us.  Families will participate in science demos then have a chance for a photo op with Sid the Science Kid!

(All activities included with paid admission or membership.)

This a Dad’s Count event!

2015 Annual Gala “imagine!”

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland to Host “imagine!”

This year’s annual gala and benefit will occur on Saturday November 14 at 7:00 pm at the historic Stager Beckwith Mansion, also known as the former University Club, in Midtown. Guests will get a once in a lifetime chance to explore the Museum’s future home during an evening that will delightfully invite guests to dream of a new world for the children of Cleveland.

Guests will be treated to a cocktail party inside the historic Mansion where they will quench their thirsts with fine wines and spirits, while soaking in the rich history of the mansion in a marvelous atmosphere designed by Stephen Tokar.The New Home of The Children's Museum

Throughout the evening guests will enjoy music by Rock the House as they explore the historic property imagining a world of their creation.  During the event, guests are free to roam the ground floor while exploring the vision for the future home of The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Later in the evening, guests will use tablet and Smartphone bidding technology to participate in a lively live auction where guests will vie for exciting packages including a LA Clipper’s Ticket Package, a Private Dinner Party at the Mansion, and more.

Celebrated Cleveland Chef and longtime friend of the Museum, Chef Doug Katz brings his culinary genius to “imagine!”, designing an outstanding menu set to defy explanation as the guests enjoy a seated dinner in the ballroom. The dinner portion of “imagine!” includes a brief presentation of The Children’s Museum’s current exciting work in our community and the history of the Stager Beckwith Mansion. The evening will conclude as guests are encouraged to “Raise the Paddle” to support The Children’s Museum of Cleveland.

Proceeds from this event will support The Children’s Museum of Cleveland’s general operating costs enabling the CMC to continue to impact families in the Museum and the community. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (216) 791-7114.


2015 “imagine!” Gala Sponsors


Dreamer of Dreams Sponsor  -  $10,000

  • Gerald and Nancy Goldberg

Pure Imagination Sponsor  -  $7,500

  • New York Community Bank/Ohio Savings Bank

View of Paradise Sponsor  -  $5,000

  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s
  • University Hospital

Defying Explanation Sponsors  -  $3,000

  • DDR Corp.
  • Ernst & Young
  • Graffiti
  • Jones Day
  • MetroHealth
  • Singerman, Mills, Desberg, & Kauntz Co.



Plans Are Under Way For Our Future Home!

Plans for our future home in Midtown are underway. We will continue to serve you at our University Circle location (until Jan. 3, 2016) and our Museum Without Walls program.

Since purchasing the historic Stager Beckwith mansion in Midtown in December 2014, we’ve been collaborating with exhibit designers and early childhood stakeholders to create a Museum that brings adults and children together to learn through play. Our new 12,000-square-foot home will feature brightly-lit exhibits that cover all forms of play – spaces where children become scientists with air and water; kid-sized buildings where children can build, work and imagine they would live; and, an art room for younger children to tinker, draw and build. This is just the beginning!

As we make plans for our future home we will continue to serve you at our University Circle location and our Museum Without Walls program. Due to our lease not being renewed, we will close our University Circle facility at end of day on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. All programming and exhibits will continue at our current facility through that date. Starting in 2016, Museum Without Walls will bring our educational and entertaining programs to Northeast Ohio’s neighborhoods and will reflect the design and learning principles of the coming exhibits and future programs in the new museum.

To our valued members – we are providing you with several options for maximizing the remainder of your membership. Please visit for more information and to make your selection on the option that fits you best.

The future is bright for the Children’s Museum of Cleveland! We look forward to continuing to serve you and keeping you up-to-date on programs and exhibits at our current facility, through our Museum Without Walls program, and at our future Museum.

For more information, click here to read the official Press Release