Guests ages 1 – 100 years old pay for admission. Babies under 12 months and members receive free general admission.
Each day features a different pricing structure based on anticipated attendance, program and exhibit schedule. In order to guarantee admission, avoid long wait times and pay the lowest price, the Museum highly recommends purchasing online Fast Pass tickets. Prices range from $13.95 to $18.95. Advance online Fast Pass tickets are ALWAYS cheaper than in person purchase. You must purchase your Fast Pass tickets at least 1 hour prior to your arrival time. For pricing calendar and to purchase tickets, click here.
General Admission tickets for members are free but in order to avoid long waits and guarantee admission on high attendance days we highly recommend members reserve Fast Pass tickets online. To reserve member tickets click here.
Check website or call 404.527.3693 for more information.
For your convenience, an ATM is available in the lobby of the Museum.
With the exception of service animals, animals are not permitted in the Museum. The Museum defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The Museum does not permit pets, emotional support, comfort and/or therapy animals.
We recommend wearing comfortable “play clothes” and rubber-soled sneakers or shoes. Open-toe sandals, flip flops, and high heels are strongly discouraged. Children will be very active and they may have an opportunity to play with paint and other messy materials. You are encouraged to bring a change of clothes because children might get wet in our Leaping into Learning fishing area. Shoes must be worn at all times with the exception of the baby area.
The first Monday of every month and after 1:00 PM on weekdays are when the Museum is typically the quietest. Weekends, school holidays and summer breaks are typically the busiest times of the year.
Changing tables are available in all restrooms, including the family restroom located in the resource library in Leaping into Learning.
The Museum contracts a cleaning company to handle the day to day cleaning of the facility. We have a porter on site daily to handle spills and restrooms, and our evening crew cleans the Museum utilizing hospital grade cleaning agents. Our Museum staff disinfects all the toys, pretend food, balls, sand tools, etc. nightly and as needed throughout the day.
There is a designated area with coat racks during cold weather. Please be advised that valuables should not be left in this area.
Military personnel receive free admission with a valid Military ID and discount for accompanying family members on select military holidays. Military families and teachers receive a discount on Memberships with military or educator ID. Check our Prices and Hours page for more ongoing promotions and deals throughout the year.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and rely on corporate, foundation, and individual donors in order to meet expenses. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
If you would like to make a donation to the museum please click here, use the donation box in our Welcome Center or contact our Dir. of Strategic Advancement & Marketing at 404.653.9278. You can also add a donation to your store, ticket or membership purchase.
We are not able to fulfill any more donation requests at this time. Please check back for updates.
Visit duration varies by family. Your general admission is good for a full day of play. Families may leave and come back on the same day, a hand stamp at security is required. Re-entry is based on available capacity.
Resumes and applications can be emailed to the Museum and are kept for up to 6 months on file. Calls not accepted. If you would like to fill out an application, click here to visit our job listings page.
The Museum has six permanent Learning Zones, (Fundamentally Food, Leaping into Learning, Let Your Creativity Flow, Tools for Solutions, Gateway to the World and Step Up to Science) an Art Room, Science Bar, Build it Lab and a traveling exhibit space. The traveling exhibit changes 2-3 times a year, and there is usually a two week transition period in between exhibits. During exhibit transition, you can still enjoy the rest of the Museum.
To learn more about our field trip opportunities, visit the field trip page and see the FAQ's specific to that topic.
Staff can assist with minor injuries. Please notify a staff member immediately if an accident occurs.
Vending machines with healthy options are available in the mezzanine section of the Museum. No additional food is sold at the Museum. You are encouraged to bring your own lunch or snacks and eat at our indoor picnic tables. There are many family-friendly dining options in downtown Atlanta within walking distance and re-entry to the Museum is allowed. Staff members in the Welcome Center are happy to recommend family-friendly options. Food trays or party related items are not permitted. The Museum reserves the right to inspect coolers and bags.
We accept cash, Travelers Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and Museum gift certificates
Gift Certificates can be purchased in our gift shop or over the phone at 404.527.3693.
Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more with advance ticket purchase. Tickets must be purchased at least 72 hours prior to anticipated arrival date. The group rate is $2 off the cost of general admission tickets (+ tax). To book a group please call 404.527.3693. The Group Rate is not available to school groups, summer camps, or daycares.
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We close at 1 PM on Christmas Eve. The Museum is closed to general admission on New Year’s Eve, advance ticket purchase is required for our New Year’s Eve Bubble Bash. Check website before visiting for any closure information.
August – May
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
June & July
Open daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Swearing, inappropriate and offensive language are not permitted in the Museum… little ears are always listening. Printed shirts with inappropriate material are also not permitted inside the Museum.
In the event of inclement weather in the area, the Museum will announce a closure via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website.
The Museum has lockers available for rental on a first come basis. The lockers are $1.50 per rental, quarters only. Our Museum Store and Welcome Center will be happy to make change.
Lost and Found is located at the front desk; the museum keeps all found items for 48 hours. You can call us at 404-527-3693 with any questions.
To learn more about our memberships, visit our membership page and see the FAQ's specific to that topic.
Guests with an Association of Children’s Museum (ACM) Reciprocal Membership may receive 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people. Cardholder must be present. For more information, click here.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta IS NOT a member of the ASTC (Association of Science & Technology Centers).
Our Museum store carries a large selection of unique, fun and educational toys. You do not need to purchase admission to shop in our store.
Recommended parking is available at the American Cancer Society Parking Deck, located on Baker Street across from the Museum entrance. Other public parking lots are located throughout downtown Atlanta and are a short walk from the Museum. Special events may increase parking prices in public lots. See our Parking & Directions page for a list of parking garages.
The Museum offers various party packages. We do not permit party related items such as cake, balloons, gifts, etc. without the purchase of a Museum Party Package.
To learn more about parties, click here.
- Main Line……………..404-659-5437
- Reservations, Parties & Lost and Found……….404-527-3693
If you are here with your family, you are welcome to take pictures and video of your family members only. At times, the Museum has media and photographers on the exhibit floor. By entering our facility you have consented to having the Museum use your and/or your child’s image for marketing purposes. If you wish to not be photographed you must notify security immediately upon entering.
Your tickets are valid all day. A hand stamp is required for re-entry. Hand stamps are available at the security desk and at the front counter. As long as we are not at capacity, you are welcome to leave and come back on the same day. However, if you do leave and we do reach capacity, you will be asked to wait in existing line for re-entry.
The Museum does not offer ticket refunds, but we understand children get sick and plans change. You may exchange your unused Fastpass tickets for a different date by calling the reservations line at 404-527-3693. If you exchange your tickets for a higher priced day, an upgrade fee will apply. Tickets must be rescheduled for a visit within 60 days of original date.
Restrooms are for ticket holders only. The Museum has a men’s restroom, a women’s restroom and 3 private family restrooms. All but one private restroom have standard changing tables.
At CMA, parents/caregivers are responsible for supervising their children at all times. You are your child’s best advocate for staying safe.
To assist parents/caregivers in keeping children safe while exploring the Museum, we have several security measures in place.
- Security cameras record everyone entering and leaving through the front doors, as well as movingabout the Museum in public spaces.
- Team Members on the exhibit floor are in radio communication with each other. When children and parents/caregivers becomeseparated, there are standard procedures that are immediately put into effect to reunite guests quickly and efficiently. These procedures have been proven effective on a daily basis. Our Security desk is the best place to start if a child or adult/caregiver has been separated from their party.
- Adults are not allowed to enter the Museum without a child.Any adult that needs to be united with their party will either be escorted by a team member or will be asked to wait at security until someone in their party meets them at security.
Some of our guests have asked, “why not use a security system of matching wristbands, stamps, or badges?” We have investigated such a system and are convinced that those systems create a false sense of security. We want our guests to feel safe however we also want our guests to be vigilant and help us keep the Museum a safe place for everyone. Remember to have fun with and supervise your children.
The Museum hosts Sensory Friendly Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month and every Saturday in April. The Museum opens at 9 AM for families with children with sensory processing disorder. Advance registration is required. Tickets are not available at the door.
Click here for more information.
The Museum may be found on Facebook (Children’s Museum of Atlanta), Twitter (@ChildMuseumATL), Instagram (@childrensmuseumatlanta) and Pinterest (@cmatlanta). At times, the Museum has photographers on the exhibit floor. By entering our facility you have consented to having the Museum use your and/or your child’s image for social media purposes. If you wish to not be photographed you must notify security immediately upon entering.
Our Museum staff is available to assist you with Lost and Found, directions, first aid and lost persons. Let a staff member know if you have any concerns during your visit.
For the convenience of all our guests, we recommend leaving strollers at home or in the car when possible. If that is not possible, the Museum offers limited stroller parking behind the Paint Wall in the Tools for Solutions exhibit area, next to the stairs. Valuables should not be left in unattended strollers.
Adults are not permitted to enter the Museum floor without children but can shop in our store. Anyone interested in viewing our museum may request a brief tour of our facility by notifying the Museum with at least 48-hour notice via email. Email requests to [email protected] and indicate purpose of tour, ideal date and time of tour. Tours are subject to availability. The Museum defines an adult as any person 18+.
The Museum will not permit children to enter or remain in the Museum without an adult. The Museum defines an adult as any person 18+.
Click here for information on volunteer opportunities and processes.
Online ticket purchases offer the best rate for general admission. A Membership offers the best value and pays for itself after two visits. Click here to learn about Memberships or call our membership department at 404-527-5910.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta does not allow concealed firearms/weapons inside the building unless you are a uniformed police officer.
Adult and child-size wheelchairs are available upon request; on a first come basis.