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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: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Member Mornings:

*Time Reserved for Members Only

Sunday: 9:00am – 11:00am

Holiday Closures

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

Updated Mask Policy at the Children’s Museum (effective 03/03/2022)
As of Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County mask policy is as follows:
Masks are recommended indoors, but not required. Please use your own discretion.
This decision takes into consideration the low COVID infection rate in Sonoma County, and is in keeping with current CDC guidelines and the state of California’s change in mask requirements for schools beginning March 11, 2022.
The Children’s Museum team has received much feedback from the community regarding our mask policy. The safety of our guests and team has always been our top priority.

We appreciate how difficult the past two years have been for everyone.  We ask that you please be kind to the Children’s Museum team and fellow guests as we make this transition

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions about this updated mask policy, please contact us at


Adults and children$14
Babies 0 – 11 monthsFREE
Seniors (62+) $11
Military (ID required)$11 (limit: up to 4 people)
(with CTA card or school ID)
$11 (limit: up to 4 people)
ACM Reciprocal Memberships with card and ID $7 (limit: up to 6 people)
EBT Cardholders with card and ID$2 (limit: up to 6 people, including the cardholder)
WIC/Medi-Cal with card and ID$7 (limit: up to 4 people, including the cardholder)

Learn about our Access for All Program

Gift Cards

Give the gift of play at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County! eGift Cards can be redeemed towards admission, membership or retail.

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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, private playdates and birthday parties, admission rates apply for members. Discounts may be available.

Other Ways to Visit

Group Visits

Learn more about Group Visits at the Children’s Museum.

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 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.

View our Cleaning Policies here.

For more information, please see our FAQs

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