Hours & Admission
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The museum is CLOSED for all major holidays. We also close when the Bloomsburg Area School District closes for inclement weather. We are available on other days or times for scheduled groups. Please contact our office to schedule a visit.
Adults & Children ages 12 months and up: $6.50 per person
Children under 12 months: FREE!
Discounts are available for groups (please inquire).
Admission is free for museum members.
The Children’s Museum began as just a spark of imagination in 1985.
Now, more than 30 years later, we are welcoming over 25,000 visitors per year and still bringing out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor!
For more information check out the 2019 Membership Brochure.
We invite you to join us by becoming an official member of The Children’s Museum today!
Becoming a member not only helps the museum build and grow, but provides some awesome benefits for you!
- Unlimited FREE Admission for 1 year!
- 1-time-use free admission passes to share with friends and loved ones!
- 10% discount in the Gift Shop!
- 10% discount on Classes, Camps, and Clubs!
Becoming a member is easy! You can also give a membership as a gift to a friend or loved one!
1. First, choose a package!
We offer 3 different membership packages to best suit your needs!
|Package||Just Me Membership||You & Me Membership||Family Membership|
|Unlimited FREE Admissions (for 1 year)||1 person (child or adult)||2 people (child or adult)||
2 adults &
(additional people $20 each)
|Free passes to share||1||2||5|
|10% Discount at Gift Shop||✓||✓||✓|
|10% discount on classes, camps, & clubs||✓||✓||✓|
|Exclusive, Members-only events||✓||✓||✓|
2. Register and pay!
Our membership registration form includes an option to give the Membership as a gift, as well as an option to have your materials mailed directly to you or your loved ones!
3. Enjoy your Membership!
If you did NOT opt for your materials to be mailed to you, stop by the Children’s Museum to pick them up!
*Membership and free passes cannot be counted towards admission for birthday parties*
If you want to support the museum even further, we also offer a Contributing Membership at various levels based on your contribution:
- Franklin Member: $125-$199
- M. Curie Member: $200-$349
- Galileo Member: $350-$499
- da Vinci Member: $500-$999
- Einstein Member: $1,000+
No matter what contribution level you fall into, you will be able to enjoy the following wonderful benefits:
- Invitation to annual Open House, special programs & Member-only events
- Single FREE Admission card
- 10-20 free passes to share (depending on your category)
- 10% discount at Gift Shop
- (optional) Certificate to display in your office or home
To become a contributing member, please inquire with the museum!
The official registration and financial information of the Children’s Museum, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
The Children’s Museum is a member agency of both the Columbia County United Way and the Berwick Area United Way, which together provide about 11% of our annual budget. This membership campaign will raise funds not provided by the United Way and provide for the general operating funds needed by the museum.
Please continue to support the annual United Way campaigns!
Please let us know if you have any questions or want more information about current and upcoming museum events!
Open Tuesday thru Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Closed on Major Holidays)
2 West 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
About the Museum
The mission of The Children’s Museum 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.
- To provide hands-on, informal educational experiences to children of all ages
- To extend educational outreach services to the region
- To involve the community in all that we do
- To seek and develop new resources to maintain museum activities and further our mission
Who Are We?
Founded May 1985
We work hard to offer unique, sustainable and dynamic learning opportunities for youth through year-round interactive exhibits, programming, and community outreach. We encourage and facilitate the exploration of the sciences, arts and humanities and the development of positive learning experiences for people of all ages. We also work to respond to community needs through partnerships with regional schools and community-based organizations, pushing for the development of strong and healthy families.
The Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit run by a dedicated staff and overseen by a board of directors, assisted largely by the support of volunteers. Open year round to all, the museum primarily draws visitors from the ten surrounding counties. We have sponsored an Art and Science Center since 1996 to serve the region, and have resided at our permanent physical location in Bloomsburg since 2002. We have also developed traveling hands-on museum exhibits that serve 17 school districts in the 5-county Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit area.
The Children’s Museum is a proud member of the following organizations and professional associations:
- Shawna Meiser, Director
- Ginny Weibel, PhD, Education Coordinator
- Abigail Kurecian, Office Manager
- Stacy Woodley, Office Assistant
- Emily Wessel, Art Instructor
- Shelby Kellner, Museum Assistant
- Julianne Kimball, Birthday Coordinator
- Carli Roeder, Work Study
- Brianna Whitman, Work Study
- Rolin Bachert, Closer
2018 Board of Directors
- Lisa Leighton, President
- Kathy Beidler, Secretary
- Mary Osborne, Treasurer
- Diana Hughes, Co-Vice President
- Jean Downing, Co-Vice President
- Jeananne Scrimgeour, Member
- Joan Silver, Member
- Liz Strauss, Member
- Vic Klein, Member
- Brandon Ortman, Member
- Karen Blackway, Member
- Valynn Boy, Member
- Tracey Craddock, Member
- Jenn Rarig, Member
- Tom Schaeffer, Member