Today's hours: (hours may vary on holidays)

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Valley West Mall

(Lower level, near the play area)

1551 Valley West Dr. Suite 108

West Des Moines, IA 50266


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


<1 year old:
1 - 10 years old:
> 10 years old:
Adventure Pass:
Museums for All (present your EBT or WIC card for reduced admission):

Children's Museums are all about curating playscapes for children. They are places for children and their caregivers. They are safe places that encourage child-led play. Purposeful, meaningful play is how children learn and help build their executive functioning skills. Children’s Museums are also fun!

Location and Parking: We are located on the lower level of Valley West Mall. The closest parking lot is on the lower level on the South West side. There is a large blue post office box and the flowers from our logo on a big brick wall.

Admission: We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, apple pay.

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!

Social Story: We have a social story that can help prepare children and parents on what to expect at the children's museum.