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Sensory Friendly Time

Join The Children’s Museum of Cleveland educators and Cleveland State University’s Physical Therapy Department for an afternoon of fun. Families with children with special needs are invited to attend this FREE event where they can connect with their own child and other families in an afternoon of adaptive interactive games, crafts, and activities.

Sensory Friendly Time at Cleveland State University
Center for Innovations in Medical Professions building (CIMP)
2112 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
Registration required at m.wendland@csuohio.edu

A “Museum Without Walls” Event!

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Dads Count at the Library

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

Male caregivers are encouraged to stop by the Library with their children between 11am and 1pm. Enjoy some Superhero fun with museum educators. Create a take home craft and pick a free book to keep!

 (All activities and books are while supplies last.)

Saturday, July 22
South Library Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
2704 Clark Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109
Program 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Can’t make the main event? Join us for a satellite event:

Thursday, July 20
Sterling Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
2200 E. 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-623-7074
Program @ 4 PM

Monday, July 24
Addison Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
6901 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
216-623-6906
Program @ 4 PM

A Museum Without Walls event.

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Museum Without Walls at your Library

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

Thursday, June 29
Glenville Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
11900 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44108
216-623-6983
Program @ 1:30 PM
Architects

Thursday, July 6
Glenville Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
11900 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44108
216-623-6983
Program @ 1:30 PM
Time We’ll Tell

Monday, July 10
South Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
2704 Clark Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44109
216-623-7060
Program @ 4:30 PM
STEM Activity

Thursday, July 20
Sterling Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
2200 E. 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-623-7074
Program @ 4 PM
STEM Activity

Monday, July 24
Addison Branch (Cleveland Public Library)
6901 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
216-623-6906
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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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 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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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.

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. 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.