Visit the Children’s Museum

Plan your visit to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County! The Children’s Museum is an amazing opportunity for children and their caregivers to learn hands-on about nature, science, and art in a fun, engaging environment. A visit to the Children’s Museum is one you and your kids won’t soon forget.

Museum Hours

  • Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Member Reserved Mornings

Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am

Holiday Hours

We observe and are CLOSED for the following holidays with additional exceptions to be announced throughout the year.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Museum Admission

Museum membersFREE Admission
Infants 11 months and youngerFREE Admission
Adults and children$16
Seniors 62 years and older$13 (limit 4 total per group)
Members of the military with valid ID$13 (limit 4 total per group)
Teacher with school ID or CTA card$13 (limit 6 total per group)
ACM Reciprocal members* with card and ID$8 (limit 6 total per group)
EBT cardholder with valid card and ID$3 (limit 6 total per group)
WIC or Medi-Cal beneficiary with valid card and ID$8 (limit 4 total per group)

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

*Bay Area Discovery Museum’s family level memberships no longer have ACM Reciprocal benefits. Please contact BADM with questions or concerns.

Other Ways to Visit

Discover & Go

Adult library cardholders may apply through the Sonoma County Library’s Discover and Go program for free admission passes.

Access Discounts
on Membership

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Learn more about our Access for All program, offering discount membership rates to families receiving government assistance.

Open Door

The Children’s Museum does not turn away visitors due to lack of funds. Families are welcome to visit the museum by making a donation of any amount in place of admission. To participate, tell the front desk staff that you wish to enter under the Open Door Policy.

Museum Location

The Children’s Museum is located on West Steele Lane, West of Hardies Lane, next door to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Snoopy’s Ice Rink.




Our parking lot is free to Museum visitors, in the event that our parking lot is full, you can find street parking on West Steele Lane, Hardies Lane and McBride Lane. Please do not park in the Schulz Museum or Ice Arena parking lots.

The Children’s Museum parking lot is open during business hours only, gates are locked when the Museum closes. The Children’s Museum is not responsible for cars left in the parking lot after the gates are locked. Violators will be towed.

Public Transportation


The Santa Rosa City Bus Route 11 stops directly in front of the Museum.



The SMART Train Santa Rosa North Station is a short 15 minute walk to the Museum.


Golden Gate Ferry, take the Larkspur Ferry to the SMART Train Larkspur Station, then take the SMART Train to the Santa Rosa North Station.

*Children ride FREE on all public transportation listed above in Summer months.

Take a Virtual Tour

Driving Directions


The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is wheelchair accessible. A lift is available to access the mezzanine level in our Science & Imagination Gallery.

Documented service animals specially trained to assist disabled persons are welcome, but please no pets.

We provide ear defenders, sunglasses and weighted scarves for use while visiting the Museum. We also have Calming Bins available in our Family Resource Center.

Learn more about our Sensory Friendly Afternoons

Museum Policies and Guidelines

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is to inspire curiosity and creativity through joyful, transformative experiences.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of play at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County! Gift Cards can be redeemed towards the cost of admission, membership, or retail items (Please note: Admission and membership rates are subject to change without notice).

Children’s Museum Story Guide

We offer a Children’s Museum Story Guide to help prepare your child for their visit to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County.


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