List of children's museums in the United States

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This is a list of children’s museums in the United States.

Name Town/City State Notes
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Ann Arbor Michigan
Above & Beyond Children's Museum Sheboygan Wisconsin
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village Salem Oregon Named for Alfred Carlton Gilbert, inventor of the erector set
AHA! A Hands-on Adventure Lancaster Ohio Website
Amazement Square, The Rightmire Children's Museum Lynchburg Virginia Website
Arizona Museum for Youth Mesa Arizona Only children's museum in U.S. that focuses on fine art; founded in 1980
Bay Area Discovery Museum Sausalito California Located on National Park land; founded in 1987
Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee Wisconsin Named for Milwaukee businesswoman Betty Brinn; Opened in 1995; Website
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Dayton Ohio
Bootheel Youth Museum Malden Missouri Website
Boston Children's Museum Boston Massachusetts Second oldest children's museum in the U.S.; recognized as LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council; founded in 1913
Bronzeville Children's Museum Chicago Illinois Only African-American children's museum in the U.S.
Brooklyn Children's Museum Brooklyn New York First museum developed for children; founded in 1899
Buell Children's Museum Pueblo Colorado A program of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center; Website
The Building for Kids, Inc. Appleton Wisconsin Website
Cape Cod Children's Museum Mashpee Massachusetts Website
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum Stevens Point Wisconsin Opened in 1997; Website
Chesapeake Children's Museum Annapolis Maryland Founded in 1994; Website
Chicago Children's Museum Chicago Illinois Located on Navy Pier on Lake Michigan; founded in 1982
Children's Discovery Museum Normal Illinois Founded in 1988; Website
Children's Discovery Museum Augusta Maine Website
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert Rancho Mirage California Founded in 1986; Website
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose San Jose California Founded in 1990
Children's Discovery Zone Norfolk Nebraska Located within the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center; Website
Children's Hands-On Museum Tuscaloosa Alabama Opened in 1986; Website
Children's Maritime Museum at Port Jefferson Port Jefferson New York Website
Children's Museum of Acadiana Lafayette Louisiana Opened in 1996; Website
Children's Museum of the Arts [[Manhattan] New York
The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley Bryan Texas Website
Children's Museum of Brownsville Brownsville Texas Opened in 2005; Website
Children's Museum of Central Nebraska Hastings Nebraska Opened in 2003; Website
The Children's Museum of Cleveland Cleveland Ohio
The Children's Museum of Denver Denver Colorado Founded in 1973
Children's Museum in Easton North Easton Massachusetts Located in old fire station; founded in 1986
Children's Museum of Eau Claire Eau Claire Wisconsin Opened in 2004; Website
The Children's Museum in Edwardsville Edwardsville Illinois Opened in 2003; Website
Children's Museum of Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Wisconsin Opened in 2007; Website
Children's Museum of Hartford West Hartford Connecticut Fifth oldest children's museum in the U.S.; founded in 1927
Children's Museum of the Highlands Sebring Florida Opened in 1990
Children's Museum at Holyoke Holyoke Massachusetts Website
Children's Museum of Houston Houston Texas Founded in 1980; opened new addition in 2009
Children's Museum of Illinois Decatur Illinois Website
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana Largest children's museum in the world; founded in 1924
Children's Museum of La Crosse La Crosse Wisconsin Website
Children's Museum at La Habra La Habra California Located in an historic train depot; opened in 1977; Website
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Charleston South Carolina Website
Children's Museum of Maine Portland Maine Founded in 1976
Children's Museum of Manhattan New York City New York
Children's Museum of Memphis Memphis Tennessee Located in former National Guard Armory; opened in 1990
Children's Museum, Missoula Missoula Montana [1] Website]
Children's Museum of Montana Great Falls Montana Website
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire Dover New Hampshire Website
The Children's Museum of Northeast Montana Glasgow Montana Opened in 2006; Website
The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Carson City Nevada Website
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn Oak Lawn Illinois Website
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Tennessee Opened in 1973
Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley Wheeling West Virginia
Children's Museum at the Paso Robles Volunteer Firehouse Paso Robles California Founded in 2002; Website
Children's Museum of Phoenix Phoenix Arizona Founded in 1998; Website
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Children's Museum of Richmond Richmond Virginia Opened in 1981
The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park Frederick Maryland
The Children's Museum at Saratoga Saratoga Springs New York Website
The Children's Museum, Seattle Seattle Washington Founded in 1979; Website
Children's Museum of the Sierra Oakhurst California Website
Children's Museum of Skagit County Burlington Washington Located in Cascade Mall; Website
The Children's Museum of Sonoma County Santa Rosa California Website
The Children's Museum of South Carolina Myrtle Beach South Carolina Website
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut Niantic Connecticut Created in 1992
Children's Museum of Stockton Stockton California Website
Children's Museum of Tacoma Tacoma Washington Opened in 1986; Website
Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast Stuart Florida Located in a former chapel and auditorium building in Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach; opened in 2008; Website
Children's Museum Tucson Tucson Arizona Website
The Children's Museum of the Upstate Greenville South Carolina Website
Children's Museum of the Valley Youngstown Ohio Opened in 2004; Website
Children's Museum of Virginia Portsmouth Virginia
Children's Museum of Walla Walla Walla Walla Washington Website
The Children's Museum of Wilmington Wilmington North Carolina Website
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem Winston-Salem North Carolina Website
The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm Fargo North Dakota Located in first brick house in the Dakota territory; Website
Children's Neighborhood Museum Round Lake Illinois Part of the Round Lake Area Park District; Website
The Children's Playhouse Boone North Carolina Website
Children's Science Explorium Boca Raton Florida Website
Community Children's Museum Dover New Jersey Website
Connecticut Children's Museum New Haven Connecticut
Cookeville Children's Museum Cookeville Tennessee Opened in 2007; Website
Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga Tennessee Opened in 1995
Curious Kids' Museum St. Joseph Michigan Located in Veterans Memorial Hall in St. Joseph; founded in 1989; Website
Delaware Children's Museum Wilmington Delaware Located on Wilmington Riverfront; website
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Murfreesboro Tennessee
The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Binghamton New York Website
Discovery Center Museum Rockford Illinois Website
Discovery Creek Children's Museum Washington District of Columbia Website
Discovery Depot Children's Museum Galesburg Illinois Website
Discovery Gateway Salt Lake City Utah Formerly known as the Children's Museum of Utah
Discovery Museum Eureka California Website
The Discovery Playhouse Cape Girardeau Missouri Website
Discovery Science Place Tyler Texas
Don Harrington Discovery Center Amarillo Texas
Duke Energy Children's Museum Cincinnati Ohio
Duluth Children's Museum Duluth Minnesota Website
DuPage Children's Museum Naperville Illinois Website
Earlyworks Huntsville Alabama Website
East Tennessee Discovery Center Knoxville Tennessee Website
EdVenture Children's Museum Columbia South Carolina Opened in 2003; Website
Escondido Children's Museum Escondido California Website
expERIEnce Children's Museum Erie Pennsylvania Website
¡Explora! Albuquerque New Mexico Website
Exploration Station Bourbonnais Illinois Website
Exploration Station Lumberton North Carolina Website
Explorations V Children's Museum Lakeland Florida
Explore & More Children's Museum East Aurora New York
Explorium of Lexington Lexington Kentucky Website
Family Museum Bettendorf Iowa Website
Fascinate-U Children's Museum Fayetteville North Carolina Website
Fingerprints Youth Museum Hemet California Website
Flint Children's Museum Flint Michigan
Fort Worth Museum of Science and Industry Fort Worth Texas First children's museum in Texas; founded in 1941; Website
Garden State Discovery Museum Cherry Hill New Jersey
Gaylord Discovery Center Gaylord Michigan Opened in 2010. Theme: Mechanics Website
Georgia Children's Museum Macon Georgia Website
Grand Rapids Children's Museum Grand Rapids Michigan Website
Great Explorations Children's Museum St. Petersburg Florida
Great Lakes Children's Museum Traverse City Michigan Website
Greensboro Children's Museum Greensboro North Carolina Website
Gull Wings Children's Museum Oxnard California Website
Habitot Children's Museum Berkeley California Website
Hands On! A Child's Gallery Hendersonville North Carolina Website
Hands On Children's Museum Olympia Washington Located on the Washington state capitol campus
Hands-on House Children's Museum Lancaster Pennsylvania Website
Hannah Lindahl Children's Museum Mishawaka Indiana Website
Harrisonburg Children's Museum Harrisonburg Virginia Opened in 2003
Hawaii Children's Discovery Center Honolulu Hawaii Website
Healthworks! Kids' Museum South Bend Indiana Website
Imaginarium of South Texas Laredo Texas Opened in 1991; Website
Imagination Place Gadsden Alabama Website
The Imagination Workshop, Temecula's Children's Museum Temecula California
Imagine Children's Museum Everett Washington Website
Imagine Nation Children's Museum Bristol Connecticut Website
Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta Atlanta Georgia
ImagineU Children's Museum Visalia California Website
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center Charlotte North Carolina Opened in 2005
Impression 5 Science Center Lansing Michigan
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Gainesville Georgia Website
The Iowa Children's Museum Coralville Iowa Website
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum Seminole Oklahoma
Jeanes Discovery Center Waco Texas Located within Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex; Website
The Jersey Explorer Children's Museum East Orange New Jersey Website
Kaleidoscope (Kansas City, Missouri) Kansas City Missouri Website
Kearney Area Children's Museum Kearney Nebraska Website
Kern County Museum Bakersfield California
Kidcity Children's Museum Middletown Connecticut Website
Kidscommons Columbus Indiana Website
Kidsenses, Inc. Rutherfordton North Carolina Website
Kidsfirst Children's Museum South Bend Indiana Website
Kids 'N' Stuff Albion Michigan Website
Kidspace Children's Museum Pasadena California
KidsQuest Children's Museum Bellevue Washington
Kid Time! Discovery Experience Medford Oregon Website
The Kidzeum Grenada Mississippi Website
Kidzone Museum Truckee California Website
Kidzu Children's Museum Chapel Hill North Carolina Founded in March 2006
Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville Evansville Indiana Website
Kohl Children's Museum Glenview Illinois
Liberty Science Center Jersey City New Jersey
Lied Discovery Children's Museum Las Vegas Nevada
Lincoln Children's Museum Lincoln Nebraska First green building in Lincoln; Website
Long Island Children's Museum Garden City New York Website
Louisiana Children's Museum New Orleans Louisiana Website
Lutz Children's Museum Manchester Connecticut
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Gulfport Mississippi Website
Madison Children's Museum Madison Wisconsin Opened in 1991
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum St. Louis Missouri Opened in 1979
Maine Discovery Museum Bangor Maine
Marbles Kids Museum Raleigh North Carolina
McKenna Children's Museum New Braunfels Texas Website
Miami Children's Museum Miami Florida
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Poughkeepsie New York
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum Saginaw Michigan Website
Minnesota Children's Museum St. Paul Minnesota
Mississippi Children's Museum Jackson Mississippi Website
Mobius Kids Spokane Washington Part of Mobius Spokane; Website
Monterey Youth Museum Monterey California Website
The Most (Museum Of Science & Technology) Syracuse New York Website
Mountain Top Children's Museum Breckenridge Colorado Website
My Jewish Discovery Place Fort Lauderdale Florida
The New Children's Museum San Diego California Website
Northeast Texas Children's Museum Commerce Texas Located within Texas A&M University-Commerce; opened in 2002; Website
North Platte Area Children's Museum North Platte Nebraska Website
Northwoods Children's Museum Eagle River Wisconsin Website
Omaha Children's Museum Omaha Nebraska Founded in 1976
Orpheum Children's Science Museum Champaign Illinois
Our World, Children's Global Discovery Museum Cohasset Massachusetts Website
Pennypickle's Workshop Temecula California Website
Phelps Youth Pavilion Waterloo Iowa Website
Please Touch Museum Philadelphia Pennsylvania Located within Memorial Hall, which was built for the 1876 Centennial Exposition
Port Discovery Baltimore Maryland
Portland Children's Museum Portland Oregon Sixth oldest children's museum in the United States
Providence Children's Museum Providence Rhode Island Rhode Island's first and only children's museum
Raven Hill Discovery Center Boyne City Michigan Established in 1991
San Antonio Children's Museum San Antonio Texas Opened in 1995; Website
The Sandbox Hilton Head Island South Carolina Website
Sandcastles Children's Museum Ludington Michigan Opened in 2007; operates during the summer only; Website
San Luis Obispo Children's Museum San Luis Obispo California Website
Santa Fe Children's Museum Santa Fe New Mexico Website
Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center Boynton Beach Florida Website
Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida Panama City Florida
Seminole County School Student Museum Sanford Florida
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Winchester Virginia Website
Staten Island Children's Museum Staten Island New York
Stepping Stones Museum for Children Norwalk Connecticut
Strong National Museum of Play Rochester New York
Texoma Children's Museum Denison Texas Website
The Thinkery Austin Texas Opened in 1987; formerly Austin Children's Museum; opening December 2013 Website
T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum Alexandria Louisiana Website
Treehouse Children's Museum Ogden Utah Opened in 1992; Website
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum Marquette Michigan Website
Virginia Discovery Museum Charlottesville Virginia
WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology Bloomington Indiana
Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City Shawnee Kansas Website
Wonder Works Oak Park Illinois
The Woodlands Children's Museum The Woodlands Texas Website
Working Wonders Children's Museum Bend Oregon
World Awareness Children's Museum Glen Falls, New York New York Created in 1995; Website
WOW! Children's Museum Lafayette Colorado Website
Young at Art Museum Davie Florida
Zimmer Children's Museum Los Angeles California Website

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