Family Access FAQs

  • How much does it cost to come to the Children's Museum? Why isn't it free?

    Admission to the Children's Museum is $12 for guests 12 months and up, and always free to members (memberships start at $160).

    As a non-profit organization, we do our very best to make the Museum accessible to all families. As a result, your admission price covers just a little over half the cost of your Museum visit. We fundraise year-round to cover the cost of exhibit maintenance, facility upgrades, program development and much more.

  • How many Family Access (free) memberships does the Museum distribute?

    The Children's Museum has committed to distributing 24 free memberships per year without outside funding. Individuals can donate Family Access memberships through our Holiday Appeal and corporations can sponsor the Family Access program. We currently distribute over 300 free memberships given to income-eligible families each year.

  • How many Family Access (free) admission passes does the Museum distribute?

    The Children's Museum has committed to distributing 500 per year without outside funding. Donors can sponsor the Family Access program, which increases our free admission pass distribution. We currently estimate 1,200 free admission passes given to families in need each year.

  • My company would like more kids to visit the Museum for free. How can we help?

    First of all, thank you! We love working with business leaders in creating greater accessibility to the Children's Museum. With your support, we can provide more memberships and admission passes to families in need while showcasing your sponsorship for an entire month on our campus. For detailed information about sponsoring our Family Access program, please see: http://www.cmosc.org/family-access-sponsor/.

  • My family would like a free Family Access Membership. How do we get one?

    Based on funding, a specific number of Family Access memberships are available for the community. Families can apply for membership directly from the Children's Museum. For application information, please see: http://www.cmosc.org/family-access/.

  • How can I use my library card to come to the Children's Museum for free?

    Each month, the Children's Museum releases free passes to the Sonoma County library system for library card holders to reserve. Grab your library card and sign up for your free passes here: https://sonomalibrary.discoverandgo.net/

    For more information, please contact member services at members@cmosc.org or call us at 707.546.4069.

For more information, please contact member services at members@cmosc.org, or call us at 707.546.4069.