Des Moines Children’s Museum

Open Hours:

Monday          9:30 – 4:30
Tuesday          9:30 – 4:30
Wednesday    9:30 – 6:30
Thursday       9:30 – 4:30
Friday            9:30 – 4:30
Saturday        10:00 – 5:00
Sunday           Closed for Private Events

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Try-Day Fridays: Join us from 5:30-8 the 3rd Friday each month for extra open hours and special activities!

Next one is March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day Party!


Ages 1-10: $6 

Under 1 or over 10: Donations appreciated but not required  

We are now asking for 1 adult per every 5 kids. We are growing and expanding so we are trying to keep all kids safe and accounted for! Thank you!

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

Punch Cards: $25 for 5 visits 

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

Adventure Pass: You may be able to check out a free admission from your local library! Libraries participating in the Adventure Pass programs have limited tickets to local attractions available to check out. If your library doesn’t include the Children’s Museum in their Adventure Pass program, please let them know you would like them to add us!

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