Des Moines Children’s Museum


Monday         9:30 – 2:30 *Mask Up Monday* Masks required ages 3 and up
Tuesday         9:30 – 2:30
Wednesday   9:30 – 6:30
Thursday       9:30 – 2:30
Friday             9:30 – 2:30
Saturday       10:00 – 5:00
Sunday           Closed for Private Events

We accept our last Admission 30 minutes before closing. Thank you!


Ages 1-10: $6 

Under 1 or over 10: Donations appreciated but not required   

Museums for All Admission: $2.00 (present your EBT or WIC card for reduced admission)

Punch Cards: $25 for 5 visits 

Membership: $125 for unlimited visits for up to 6 members of the same household, and 50% off admission to museum participating in the Association of Children’s Museums reciprocal network.

Due to increasing vaccination rates and decreasing case numbers, we have relaxed some of our Covid-19 precautions. To allow higher risk or more cautious families to continue to enjoy the museum, we will continue to require masks and use a lower capacity limit every Monday. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, please plan your visit for another day of the week.

Reservations available Monday Mornings!

With lower visitor numbers during the warmer months and increased visitor capacity, reservations are no longer needed. We are continuing with the lower capacity limit on Mask Up Mondays, so reservations are still available during the first hour that the museum is open each Monday.   For additional information and to Reserve a Spot click HERE

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