Des Moines Children’s Museum

New Location Now Open! We’ve Grown!

Find us on the lower level of Valley West Mall, near the play area.


Ages 1-10: $4.50
Under 1 or over 10: Donations appreciated but not required


Monday         9:30-3:30
Tuesday         9:30-3:30
Wednesday   9:30-7:30
Thursday       9:30-3:30
Friday             Closed (private events and field trips)
Saturday        10-5                                                                                                                    Sunday            Closed (private events)


Sing-A-Long with Bruce Day

The first Wednesday of every month, join us at 10:00 for singing and dancing with Bruce Day!  Included with your regular admission


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We Love Valley West Days!

From 11:30-7 on the 2nd Friday of every month, show your receipt from any same day purchase at Valley West and play at the museum for free!



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