Des Moines Children’s Museum

Virus Update:

As of 3/15/2020 For the safety of our visitors, staff, and community, Des Moines Children’s Museum is closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For Our Full Statement, CLICK HERE

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   

Museum for All: $2.00 (for those with EBT or WICC cards)

Punch Cards: $20 for 5 visits 

Membership: $125 for unlimited visits for a family up to 6 and reciprocal 1/2 off admission to other children’s museums associated with the Association of Children’s Museum.


Monday         9:30-3:30
Tuesday         9:30-3:30
Wednesday   9:30-7:30
Thursday       9:30-3:30
Friday             9:30-3:30
Saturday       10:00-5:00
Sunday           (closed for 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

Story Times on Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 11 am

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We Love Valley West Days!

From 9:30-7 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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