Dads Count at the Library

Calling all explorers! Join The Children’s Museum of Cleveland’s educators as we stop by Cleveland Public Library’s Woodland Branch for a few hours of pirate-themed fun as part of our Museum Without Walls.

Male caregivers are encouraged to stop by the Library with their children between 11am and 1pm to create a pirate ship to take home, design your own bandanna, and other fun activities!

 (All activities and books are while supplies last.)

Saturday, August 5
Woodland Library Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
5806 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44104
Program 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM



A Museum Without Walls event.


Museum Without Walls at your Library

Activities are FREE and while supplies last.
Please contact each library individually for more information.

Saturday, August 5
Woodland Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
5806 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Program between 11 AM and 1 PM
Pirate Activity

Monday, August 14
South Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
2704 Clark Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Program @ 4 PM
STEM Activity

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!

We closed our University Circle location on January 3, 2016 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 late 2017.

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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. 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 public parking spaces as our former location as well as convenient access from I-90, I-71 and I-77.

The $10 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 studio 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
  • three dedicated rooms for parties and children’s events
  • additional restrooms including family restrooms


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.