Family Learning

Partners in Play & Learning

Father talking to son in the Elf Corner Store

“To foster a lifelong love of learning in children, positive parent-child interactions are critical. Exploring The Children’s Museum together allows parents and children to have fun by engaging in imaginative, creative play activities. These activities support all areas of development – physical, intellectual, social – and even more importantly – encourage attachment and close feelings between parent and child.”

Susan D. Witt, PhD.
Child Development Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Akron



Families learning together through creative play…

Mother daughter and son in the driver's seat on theSafe Rides for All Kids exhibit

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland fosters creativity and family-centered activities through hands-on exhibits.

Creativity is an important lifelong learning skill for every member of the family.

Follow your children and take their lead as you explore, create and learn together.


(Please click on any of the following links to continue your Family Learning experience)


Happening in Each Museum Exhibit and Beyond

Woman uses hand puppets to talk to a little girl

  • Family fun in each exhibit
  • Ideas for continued exploration at home.

Creative Play: It’s For Everyone

  • At Home, Room to Room
  • Creative Play Tips

Free Choice Learning: A Family Affair

  • What is Free Choice Learning?

Creative Play Tips

  • List of Family Friendly Resources
  • Family Workshops