Des Moines Children’s Museum

Covid-19 Update:

Des Moines Children’s Museum is now open to the public.  We have added new exhibit items, spread exhibits further apart to allow space for social distancing, added hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and increased our cleaning and sanitizing.  We require masks for all visitors ages 2 and up.  At this time we are not taking advance reservations.   Additional information can be found HERE

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


Ages 1-10: $6 

Under 1 or over 10: Donations appreciated but not required   

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

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.


Monday         9:30-2:30
Tuesday         9:30-2:30
Wednesday   9:30-2:30
Thursday       9:30-2:30
Friday             9:30-2:30
Saturday       10:00-5:00
Sunday           Closed

Last Admission 30 minutes before closing


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