Visit the Children’s Museum

children enjoying Storytime at the Children's Museum of Sonoma County sitting on the Storybook Caterpillar

Hours and Admissions

Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Closures

New Year’s Day
July 4th
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day


Adults and children$12
Babies 0 – 11 monthsFREE
Seniors (62+) $9
Military (ID required)$9 (limit: up to 4 people)
(with CTA card or school ID)
$9 (limit: up to 4 people)
ACM Reciprocal Memberships with card and ID $6 (limit: up to 6 people)
EBT Cardholders with card and ID$2 (limit: up to 6 people, including the cardholder)


Reservations will no longer be required starting Sunday, June 20, 2021. All walk-ins are welcome!

  • Reservations are Recommended for everyone in your group including infants under 1 year of age. 
  • Reservations are free to make – for members and non-members alike.
  • Members: Once you arrive at the Museum, you can present your photo ID to check in.  
  • Non-members:  Once you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain a link where you can purchase your admission tickets online ahead of time (Discounted admission is not available online and must be purchased at the front desk).
  • Please make no more than one reservation every week.  Many friends are excited to visit.
  • If you need to cancel this reservation and it is two (2) or more days before your scheduled visit, please email us at [email protected].  If it is less than 2 days before your visit, there is no need to let us know of your cancellation. 
  • If you wish to reschedule, please visit our website and make a new reservation for another date and time. 

View our Cleaning Policies here.

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Children’s Museum Admission Policies & Guidelines

General Admission Policies

  • For the safety of our guests, adults who are not accompanied by children are not allowed in the Museum without prior arrangements.
  • The Children’s Museum requests that at least one adult caregiver be present for every 4 children.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 AT ALL TIMES. Please do not leave your child unattended or unsupervised anywhere inside the Museum.
  • If you are planning to bring more than 8 people to visit, please see our Group Visits page.
  • On occasion, the Children’s Museum may be closed for facility upgrades or private events. We do our best to notify both members and the general public of any closures. Open days and hours are subject to change without prior notice. Please see our calendar for a complete and current listing of closures or special events.
  • The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Children’s Museum Members Policies

  • The Children’s Museum memberships provide free admission during regular open days.  However during select events and birthday parties, admission rates apply for members. Discounts may be available.

Other Ways to Visit

Group Visits

If you are a school, childcare, or camp, please reach out to [email protected] for Group Visit inquiries.

Sonoma County Library Discover & Go

Parents with a library card may apply for free admission passes through the Sonoma County Library Discover & Go Program.

Open Door Policy

The Children’s Museum does not turn away visitors due to lack of funds. Families are welcome to visit the museum on a pay-what-you-can basis. To participate, tell the front desk staff that you wish to enter under the open door policy.

Reservations FAQ

Reservations will no longer be required starting Sunday, June 20, 2021. All walk-ins are welcome!

The Children's Museum of Sonoma County Reservations FAQ
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How Do I Make a Reservation?

Please visit our website at Once on the website, scroll down to the Reservations sections and click on the red button that says “Click Here for Reservations.”

Who needs to be included in my reservation?

When making a reservation, please count everyone in your group, including babes in arms and infants younger than 12 months. At a minimum, your group should include two people: one adult and one child. At a maximum, reservations are limited to six (6) people.

Can I change the number of people on my reservation?

To add additional people to your reservation, you can do so using the same process as the original reservation. If the day and time are no longer available or you want to decrease the number of people on your reservation, please email [email protected]

What should I do if I accidentally booked the wrong date or time on my reservation?

If you need to change the date or time on your reservation, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate changes. Please give us a minimum of 48 hours notice.

How long can I stay at the Museum?

In order to help us meet our capacity limitations, please arrive at the Museum within the hour listed on the reservation. There is no need to arrive exactly at the beginning of the time listed. Once you are at the Museum, you may stay as long as you wish until we close at 4:00 pm.

Can I bring food?

Yes! There will be a limited number of picnic tables available for families to use during their visit. Guests must be seated at a table in order to remove masks and eat. Food and drinks will not be allowed in the exhibit areas. Water fountains are closed at this time, so bring a water bottle to refill at our stations.

Do you offer Group Visits?

If you are a school, childcare, or camp, please reach out to [email protected] for Group Visit inquiries.

For more information, please see our FAQs

Special thanks to our generous Museums For All Sponsors:


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Art Spark!

1:00pm – 2:00pm
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Bubbly Birthday Bash

9:00am – 4:00pm
Jun 26

Art Spark!

1:00pm – 2:00pm

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