Hamilton Children's Museum
Learning Through Play
Growing to better serve the community
The new Children's Museum will feature a 1500 square foot addition that is colourful, fun and whimsical in design; additional spaces for programming; new seating spaces, play rooms and quiet areas; a new larger family washroom and a barrier free front entrance
Opening Summer 2025.
Hamilton Children's Museum: Expansion in Progress
Events at the Children's Museum
The Hamilton Children’s Museum is currently closed for construction, but Children’s Museum staff are out and about in the community and at our other sites for pop-up workshops and activities. For more information, check out Hamilton Civic Museums events page.
Visit Hamilton Children's Museum
Hamilton Children's Museum
Located in Gage Park, 1072 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N6
The Children's Museum is currently closed for construction. Look out for Children's Museum staff leading kid-friendly programming at other Hamilton Civic Museum sites during the closure
|Adult (18 to 59 years)
|Senior (60+ years)
|Student (13 to 17 years) Must show valid student ID
|Child (6 to 12 years)
|Infant (5 years or younger)
|Family (2 adults & unlimited dependent children under 18 years)
Currently closed due to capital project work
Create & Celebrate
Hamilton Civic Museums is proud to offer a variety of different programs and workshops - from curriculum based learning adventures, to group tours and specialized experiences for Scouts, Guides and community groups.
For curriculum based school programs, click here
For group tours, click here
Check out our events listings for guided tours, workshops and other museum experiences. For museum events, click here
Weddings & Event Venue Rentals
Nationally renowned cultural sites provide distinctive settings for your special event. The revitalization of heritage buildings at some of the city’s finest historic sites has resulted in the creation of indoor and outdoor gathering places like no other. Presented in varying styles from the early 1800s to modern day, each venue exudes its own charm and appeal. Locations include:
- a Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation ‘Prime Minister’
- a former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
- a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
- an 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully arching trusses
- one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871
- a classical pavilion crowned by a cupola
- Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes
Birthday parties are very popular and space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Decorating varies from site to site, please inquire at the time of booking.
The purchase of a $205 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.