Food and Drink Policy
Food or drink is prohibited on the exhibit floor. A water fountain is available onsite for public use. At this time, The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum does not have a designated area for visitors to eat or drink. However, food and drink can be consumed in the gift shop/lobby. There is also a picnic table located outside our entrance that anyone is welcome to use, weather permitting.
The back classroom space is used to host a variety of programming. This includes, but is not limited to, camps, birthday parties, pre-K classes, etc. If you are not participating in a program or asked to be in the classrooms, we ask that visitors refrain from being in, or using that space due to safety. If you would like more information or wish to tour the classrooms, feel free to ask the Front Desk and they will accommodate you based on availability.
Drop Off Policy
We require adult supervision of all children on the exhibit floor. Dropping your child off to play on the exhibit floor is strictly prohibited.
Some educational programs are drop-off programs and require pre-registration. Those programs will be clearly marked. If you have questions, please ask the Front Desk.
Unless otherwise stated, if you cancel at least two weeks before the first day of a class,camp, or pre-registered program, you will receive a full refund minus the processing fees. If you cancel less than two weeks before the first day of a class, camp, or pre-registered program, you will receive a 50% refund minus processing fees. No refund will be given after the class,camp, or pre-registered program has begun.
General Visit FAQ
Is There Parking?
Yes, there is 2 free parking lots available to visiting patrons.
How Long Does a Visit Take?
A trip to the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum involves hands-on activities and imaginative play. We recommend two hours; however, time spent at the museum depends on your families specific interests.
Do You Have Some Tips For Getting The Most Out of My Visit?
- The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is geared toward children ages birth to teenage.
- Our mission is to bring out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor.
- All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
- Adults and children are expected to put away everything they play with.
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum features self-directed exhibits designed for adults and children to learn and play together. Adults can help the children get the most out of their visit to the museum by:
- Playing: Join in the playing, pretending, and fun.
- Asking: Talk about what your child is seeing and doing. Share your thoughts and ideas, too.
- Following: Let the child take the lead.
- Sharing: Help the child relate the experiences they have at The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum with other experiences.
Will There Be a Large Group When I Visit?
Please feel free to call (570) 389-9206 to find out when groups are scheduled so you can adjust your plans accordingly!
Please note: Large group visits are generally scheduled early in the morning, but there is always a possibility that a school or other group may be visiting during public hours. April and May are the most popular times for groups to visit.
Is the Museum Accessible?
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is an inclusive museum that is accessible and interactive for all visitors. Here are some of the resources available for your visit:
- Accessible parking is available in both our front parking lot and back parking lot
- Wheelchair lifts are available to help access the upper-level and lower level
- A ramp is available to access the “We Travel their Paths” exhibit from the lower level
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is pleased to offer “All Abilities Night” for all families with special needs.
Are You a Daycare?
No, The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is a hands-on Museum. We encourage families, friends, and children to learn about the world around them in various applications through interactive play. We also offer a variety of programming both in-house and around our community. Check out our calendar to see what fun and exciting things are coming up at The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum!
What is a Children's Museum?
The Association of Children’s Museums defines a children’s museum as “a place where children learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them.” Children’s museums offer a vehicle in which to re-imagine possibilities both within the learners and within the community.
Children’s Museums embrace change and innovation and promote curiosity in order to address the changing landscape of childhood, connecting children and families to transformational experiences and ideas in science and technology, health and wellness, arts and humanities, and world cultures.
Membership and Admission
Do I Need a Membership to Visit?
No, a membership is not necessary to visit The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. If you do not wish to purchase a membership you can pay admission for the day.
What is Your Admission Cost?
$7 a person ages 12 months and up (this includes Adults).
Children under the age of 12 months will be admitted for free.
Why Do Adults Need to Pay Admission?
Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in the region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor.
Our exhibits are designed to encourage families and friends to collaborate and learn together. While volunteers may be available on the floor for questions, adult supervision is always required.
I Paid Admission, But Have to Leave. Can I Still Access the Museum Without Paying Admission Later?
Yes! Just let a member of our team know and we can give you a hand stamp. If you leave prior to receiving the stamp, we can still admit you if you have a copy of your receipt reflecting the same day of purchase.
Do You Offer Discounts?
Large groups (over 10 visitors) are eligible to receive a $1 off admission. Booking is subject to availability, and larger groups should get in touch 4-8 weeks in advance of their desired visit date. Visit our group visits page to learn more, and fill out the form to request a group visit.
We participate in Blue Star Museums yea-round. Through this:
- Admission is free for active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserves.
- Retired Military personnel are eligible for $1.00 off regular admission, including National Guard and Reserves.
We offer $2 Tuesday once a month on the third Tuesday. Guest admission is $2/person.