Children's Museum Tucson is a vibrant, playful, educational space for babies up to age 10 in Downtown Tucson.
The 17,000-square-foot museum has 11 indoor exhibits, party rooms, and a beautiful outdoor courtyard with an additional three exhibits.
Children's Museum Tucson is located in Downtown Tucson, directly across the street from Armory Park. The museum is within close walking distance of Arizona Theatre Company, the Tucson Convention Center, and numerous excellent eateries.
The address is: 200 S. 6th Ave, Tucson.
The museum is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
There is mostly surface street, metered parking around the museum. It is 25 cents for 15 minutes. Meter time limits vary by street so be sure to check your available time. Meters accept change or credit/debit cards. Alternatively, you can download the GoTucson Parking app and pay on your phone. There are also several parking garages nearby with varying costs.
For a special adventure, you can also park anywhere along the route and ride the Tucson Streetcar. The nearest streetcar stop is one block east at 6th and Broadway, for the eastbound streetcar. For the westbound streetcar, the nearest stop is two blocks away at 6th and Congress.
Admission is $9 per adult/child. Children under 12 months are admitted free. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Annual Membership Benefits
Annual Membership Rates
Yes. The Museum offers free or discounted admission days throughout the year. Current promotions are listed below.
Children’s Museum Tucson is also part of the Museums for All program. Families that present an EBT/SNAP card or a WIC card and a valid form of photo ID can get $3 per person admission for up to 4 people.
All families are different, but 1 to 3 hours should be ample time to meander through the museum.
Children's Museum Tucson is air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Most of the museum is indoors, but the outdoor courtyard and exhibits are fun to explore when the weather is nice.
Water bottles and snacks. Perhaps a picnic lunch?
Yes. There are two sets of restrooms - one near the center of the museum and one at the south end.
Weekends are always busier than weekdays, although any day during the summer can be a busy day. School and group tours are on-site at Children's Museum Tucson nearly every day of the week, even during summer. These usually take place between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Summer Mondays are a reduced admission day ($3) and are VERY busy, as are the third day of each month, which has $3 admission as well.
If you are hoping for a quieter experience, afternoons are always less busy on any given day of the week.
Food and drinks are not permitted in exhibit spaces. You can, however, pack a lunch or snack to eat in the lobby or at the covered picnic tables in the outdoor courtyard.
There is no on-site snack bar or restaurant, but Children's Museum Tucson does have a vending machine with healthier snack options.
You’re in luck! There are gads of terrific restaurants in the downtown area. Try one of the below options - all within walking distance of Children's Museum Tucson!
All ages are welcome, but the museum is best for babies up to age 10. The "sweet spot" is probably ages 2-8.
Note that unaccompanied adults may only visit the Museum with a CMT staff member, depending on availability.
Children's Museum Tucson isn't huge so a stroller probably isn't necessary, but you are welcome to bring one.
There is no designated lounge, but moms are welcome to nurse anywhere they feel comfortable. There are some seating areas in quieter corners for those that need them.
Yes. Changing tables are available in both the men’s and women’s restrooms.
Absolutely! There are three different party packages available. Bring in your own snacks, drinks, cake, or ice cream.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible. There is one complimentary wheelchair onsite, which is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
That just about covers it. Have a great time!