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Story Time at the Botanical Garden

Calling all readers!  Join The Children’s Museum of Cleveland’s Educators as we stop by the Cleveland Botanical Garden for Nature Tales Story Time every Thursday at 11:00 am in the Hershey Children’s Garden (weather permitting) or the Eleanor Squire Library.

Families are encouraged to stop in as we listen to nature-inspired stories, sing songs, and make a craft!

All activities are included with paid admission or membership to the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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STEAM Activity at Carnegie West Library

STEAM Activity at the Carnegie West Library
1900 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Limited Space!

Join The Children’s Museum of Cleveland’s educators as they bring a fun, hands-on, STEAM based activity to your local library. Kids of all ages are encouraged to join CMC staff as they discuss a new STEAM topic each session. Then kids will have a chance to explore on their own as they participate in a craft based activity related to the daily science topic.

A “Museum Without Walls” Event!

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland and the Museum Without Walls program is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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Big Changes for The Children’s Museum!

Leaving University Circle: We closed our University Circle location on January 3rd and planning and fundraising are underway for our new future home in Midtown, just three miles away. We anticipate opening Phase I of our future museum in 2017.

Read the latest on cleveland.com 

A Museum Without Walls for Now: While we are working on the renovation of our future home, we will continue to bring entertaining and educational experiences to your children. Join us for Museum Without Walls!

Starting in January, 2016 you’ll find us at neighborhood libraries, other cultural institutions and regional events throughout 2016. We’ll bring to you programs and experiences that your children will love as they learn through play. Check our website for a schedule of our Museum Without Walls programs as soon as it becomes available. We’ll keep adding locations throughout the region as the year goes on.

Our Future Museum: Located on Euclid Avenue between E. 36th and E. 40th streets in Midtown, our future home will feature 12,000 square feet of brightly-lit exhibit spaces designed to develop 21st century skills: creativity, problem solving, communication and collaboration. It is a fully-accessible building and offers three times the number of free, public parking spaces as our current location as well as convenient access from I-90.

The $9 million renovation of the historic Stager-Beckwith Mansion in Midtown will include construction of the following exhibits:

  • Adventure City: The historic home’s ballroom will incorporate the essence of outdoor play in this lively city, allowing children opportunities to dream, build, and climb in this adventure-filled zone.
  • Wonder Lab: The former commercial kitchen will be transformed into a lab where children will become scientists as they explore with water, experiment with air and create with magnets.
  • Arts & Parts: Art and science meet as children create, construct and tinker in this art sudio and maker space.
  • The Meadow: Specifically designed for the Museum’s youngest learners (birth to 3 years), infants, toddlers and new walkers will have a sensory rich space to explore the world around them.

New visitor amenities in our future museum will include:

  • a larger dining area
  • four dedicated rooms for parties and children’s events
  • additional restrooms
  • a larger gift shop

 

Follow Us/Find Us: Make sure you’re connected to the Museum so we can let you know where we’ll be each month with our Museum Without Walls programs.