Akron Children's Museum

Akron Children's Museum Akron Children's Museum has hands-on, interactive exhibits to engage kids and encourage learning through play. Akron Children's Museum features hands-on, interactive exhibits to engage kids and encourage learning through play.
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Watch: Watch: https://youtu.be/ompMi3c2uEo Please download our Social Story created by Summit DD, for a visual preview of what to expect at the museum.http://www.summitdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ACM-Social-Story.pdf

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JUST A FEW MORE HOURS to help us step into 2021 Shining Brightly💎 We hope you think of the museum as you make decisions ...
12/31/2020
Happy New Year from Akron Children's Museum!

JUST A FEW MORE HOURS to help us step into 2021 Shining Brightly💎 We hope you think of the museum as you make decisions about your last gifts in 2020! #HappyNewYear #gifts #children #goodvibes #supportlocal #togetherwearestronger
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Support the museum's programming and general operations to help keep the vision of a safe space for children and families to gather and learn through play! Donate to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund today at akronkids.org/support

Our Wish List for you this holiday season is that, together, with your favorite little monsters, you will:playdancelaugh...
12/25/2020

Our Wish List for you this holiday season is that, together, with your favorite little monsters, you will:

play
dance
laugh
sing
pretend
explore
move
create
build
chill

From our ACM family to yours, we wish you good health, good memories, good times, and all the best this holiday season!
#happyholidays #merrychristmas #hugs #children #snowy #goodvibes

12/23/2020
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The museum distributed several hundred “animal track-themed” Adventure Backpacks to children this past week thanks to generous support from a grant made possible by Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro! The distributions ran smoothly thanks to the support of Downtown Akron Partnership and Akron Public Schools! Special thanks to the wonderful volunteers from Summit Metro Parks, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, and other amazing museum friends who helped prepare the materials!

We are excited to announce... ...that we are creating a virtual financial literacy program for children at multiple grad...
12/23/2020

We are excited to announce...

...that we are creating a virtual financial literacy program for children at multiple grade levels, K/1st, 2nd/3rd, and 4th/5th grade. This Ohio Learning Standards-aligned program will enable students to use Monster Money as they travel virtually through various exhibits at the museum.

This virtual program can be used by teachers as a "field trip" experience or by parents/caregivers to enhance at-home learning.

Be the first to know when this experience goes live by adding your email here:
https://mailchi.mp/df6ebc54342f/virtual-field-trip

This program was made possible by a Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro CARES Act Grant. Special thanks to Akron Community Foundation.

Help us continue to “Let the Vision Shine” by making a donation that supports the many exciting developments that are un...
12/19/2020
'Tis The Season to Let the Vision Shine for Akron Children's Museum!

Help us continue to “Let the Vision Shine” by making a donation that supports the many exciting developments that are underway for a reopening in 2021. Fun, interactive virtual programming coming in the new year! Visit: akron kids.org/support #supportlocal #holidayseason #togetherwearestronger

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Support the museum's programming and general operations to help keep the vision of a safe space for children and families to gather and learn through play! Donate to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund today at akronkids.org/support

⛄️Join Junior Chef Bella and her talented dad assistant from Akron Honey on Saturday, December 5, 2020 when they demonst...
11/30/2020

⛄️Join Junior Chef Bella and her talented dad assistant from Akron Honey on Saturday, December 5, 2020 when they demonstrate how to cook holiday hotcakes! This is part of Hands-On Holidays 2020 which includes a kit with 4 crafts, hotcake mix, cookie cutter, Smucker's syrup, virtual access to the program which also includes the history of toys presented by Summit County Historical Society, and a fun 30 minute interactive dance experience with ArtSparks! $15 Kits sold in quantities of 20-100, perfect for team leaders, companies organizations who would like to purchase as a gift for employees’ families. E-mail: [email protected] for more information.

Calling all companies, team leaders, and fun-spirited organizations❗️Looking for something special to give your team or ...
11/30/2020

Calling all companies, team leaders, and fun-spirited organizations❗️Looking for something special to give your team or employees this holiday season❓This is the perfect gift. Limited quantity remaining⛄️ E-mail: [email protected]

The ACM Family wishes you and your family a warm, fun-filled day of memories spent together! 💛🦃🧡#thankful #holidayseason...
11/26/2020

The ACM Family wishes you and your family a warm, fun-filled day of memories spent together! 💛🦃🧡#thankful #holidayseason #wemissyou

👻🎃Happy Halloween from your favorite super heroes at the Akron Children’s Museum inside Lock 3 Akron, Ohio with Party Pe...
10/31/2020

👻🎃Happy Halloween from your favorite super heroes at the Akron Children’s Museum inside Lock 3 Akron, Ohio with Party People LLC.! #intraining #halloween2020 #akronohio #awesome #madehisday

🟠🟠🟠🟠This Saturday, October 31st⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️🖤 1:30-2:30 PM: Grab a “socially distanced” space on the lawn and get ready for a...
10/28/2020

🟠🟠🟠🟠This Saturday, October 31st⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️
🖤 1:30-2:30 PM: Grab a “socially distanced” space on the lawn and get ready for an interactive performance, “Scared Silly” with Wandering Aesthetics!
🧡 3-4 PM: Calling all SPOOKERHEROES!! Join 2 of your favorite heroes for a superhero training and Halloween fun!!
🖤 4:30-5:30 PM: Join Dreams Academy as they drum up a good time making music with buckets that you can try too!
🧡 5-7 PM: Meet our museum team member right outside the Lock Stop Cafe to pick up your Main Street “Trick or Treat” Scavenger Hunt sheet! And bring the kids in costume to swing by the Akron Civic Theatre to have a professional photo taken, compliments of Downtown Akron Partnership

🙌Come on downtown! See you outdoors this Saturday for Monster ROCKtober events! Check the comments for the lineup! Lock ...
10/23/2020
Main Street corridor reopens in Downtown Akron | Akron.com

🙌Come on downtown! See you outdoors this Saturday for Monster ROCKtober events! Check the comments for the lineup! Lock 3 Akron, Ohio City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office Downtown Akron Partnership Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau
https://www.akron.com/articles/main-street-corridor-reopens-in-downtown-akron/

DOWNTOWN AKRON — City of Akron, Summit County and state officials, as well as others, shown below, gathered Oct. 15 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 15 to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the

👏Congratulations!  YOU helped the Akron Children's Museum MEET our Grown-Up Play Date fundraising goal of $42,000 -- Wow...
10/23/2020
Akron Children’s Museums’ Grown-Up Play Date 2020 raises $42,000!

👏Congratulations! YOU helped the Akron Children's Museum MEET our Grown-Up Play Date fundraising goal of $42,000 -- Wow! A BIG "Thank You" to you!

🤝Far more importantly than the dollars, YOU are helping our nonprofit organization continue to fulfill its mission to be a gathering place for children and families, where play inspires exploration, discovery, and problem solving.

🙌Children throughout our community are benefitting by learning through play, and we have YOU to thank – so again, from the bottom of all of our hearts -- thank you.

Thank you for helping Akron Children’s Museum raise $42,000 to support it’s mission to be a gathering place for children and families, where play inspires ex...

Make a day & night of your Monster ROCKtober hangout this weekend! We’ve got YOU and the KIDS covered!  ✅1:30 Grab a “so...
10/20/2020

Make a day & night of your Monster ROCKtober hangout this weekend! We’ve got YOU and the KIDS covered!

✅1:30 Grab a “socially distanced” space on the lawn and get ready for some music and movement with Jesse Jukebox!
✅ 3:00 Get ready to learn some new dance moves with ArtSparks dance team!
✅ 4:30 Join Josh the Juggler for some neat tricks you can even try yourselves!
✅5 PM Meet our museum team member right outside the Lock Stop Cafe to pick up your Main Street “Trick or Treat” Scavenger Hunt sheet! And bring the kids in costume to swing by the Akron Civic Theatre to have a professional photo taken!
✅8 PM Watch the movie feature Hotel Transylvania brought to you by Lock 3 Park! Bring your own food or grab local carryout from one of these delicious Downtown Akron Partnership faves!

#FREE #movienight #trickortreat #juggling #music #dance #scavengerhunt

Akron Children’s Museum’s Monster ROCKtober welcomes Jesse Jukebox, who is on a mission to inspire children and their pa...
10/20/2020

Akron Children’s Museum’s Monster ROCKtober welcomes Jesse Jukebox, who is on a mission to inspire children and their parents to be creative, compassionate, freethinking, and a little bit smarter than he is (which is pretty darn smart). Jesse will put on an amusing, thrilling, and interactive live show this Saturday Lock 3 Park that will entertain children and adults alike. Come rock out with Jesse from 1:30-2:30, Saturday, October 24th! #FREE #FAMILY #FRIENDLY #FUN

🔹The ACM team is excited that each Saturday in October, Akron Children’s Museum presents OUTDOOR family-friendly fun act...
10/19/2020

🔹The ACM team is excited that each Saturday in October, Akron Children’s Museum presents OUTDOOR family-friendly fun activities at 3 different times. Each activity lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Performers will present from the Lock 3 Park stage while families are in designated socially-distant spaces on the lawn.

🔸1:30-2:30 PM Jesse Jukebox will invite children to sing and play along with him!
🔹3:00-4:00 PM ArtSparks will dazzle you while you have fun dancing along and learning new moves with them!
🔸4:30-5:30 PM Josh the Juggler will show you fun moves and teach you how to juggle with items you would find at home!
🔹 5-8 PM Have a professional photograph taken of you and your family outside the Akron Civic Theatre marquee that you may access digitally later thanks to Downtown Akron Partnership!
🔸5-8 PM Wear your favorite costume and participate in a Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt starting outside the Lock Stop cafe area, venturing out onto Main Street and returning for a special treat once you’ve completed the hunt!

🔹The museum is not open indoors yet so we hope you will come have some fun outside, dancing, creating, and staying active with the amazing line-up of special guests! All activities are FREE and open to the public.

Did somebody say SWAG!?! Oh yeah, there was lots of it at this year’s Grown-Up Play Date! Thanks to everyone who support...
10/19/2020

Did somebody say SWAG!?! Oh yeah, there was lots of it at this year’s Grown-Up Play Date! Thanks to everyone who supported the museum by attending the virtual event and to the amazing sponsors such as Westfield and Gavin Scott! A swag bag favorite was the Beauty Counter charcoal masks and museum headbands from Sarah Peck Augustine!

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10/19/2020

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Scavenger Hunt fun! So many creative people! Thanks for taking the GooseChase Challenge as part of our Grown-Up Play Dat...
10/18/2020

Scavenger Hunt fun! So many creative people! Thanks for taking the GooseChase Challenge as part of our Grown-Up Play Date 2020 Celebration!
#scavengerhunt #youdidit #bigfun #playdate

10/18/2020

The ACM GooseChase Scavenger Hunt brought out Disco Fever! 🕺🏽💃🏾 Glad you had so much fun!
#encore #disco #scavengerhunt #goosechase #akron

Thank you for spreading joy to the community through dance at Monster ROCKtober Ballet Excel Ohio💛 #danceislife #ballet ...
10/18/2020

Thank you for spreading joy to the community through dance at Monster ROCKtober Ballet Excel Ohio💛 #danceislife #ballet #thankyou #encore #childrenarethefuture

Trivia winners from the Grown-Up Play Date🔻🔻🔻#grownupplaydateakron #Trivia #winner #somuchfun #braggingrights
10/18/2020

Trivia winners from the Grown-Up Play Date🔻🔻🔻
#grownupplaydateakron #Trivia #winner #somuchfun #braggingrights

10/17/2020
Virtual Grown-Up Play Date 2020 Program presented by Akron Children's Museum

The Akron Children’s Museum brings the party directly to you during its fourth annual party at home-themed Grown-Up Play Date fundraiser. This premier philanthropic affair features an exciting medley of fun-at-home-inspired entertainment, including an online auction, city-wide scavenger hunt, online trivia challenge, swag bag, and dinner delivery options, catered by local favorites Trattoria Vaccaro, Blue Heron Brewery, and Crave Cantina. The highly-anticipated online auction offers over 70 items, which have been donated by local businesses, sponsors, and community leaders.

Visit akronkids.org/GUPD for more information.

10/17/2020
Virtual Grown-Up Play Date 2020 Program presented by Akron Children's Museum

The Akron Children’s Museum brings the party directly to you during its fourth annual party at home-themed Grown-Up Play Date fundraiser. This premier philanthropic affair features an exciting medley of fun-at-home-inspired entertainment, including an online auction, city-wide scavenger hunt, online trivia challenge, swag bag, and dinner delivery options, catered by local favorites Trattoria Vaccaro, Blue Heron Brewery, and Crave Cantina. The highly-anticipated online auction offers over 70 items, which have been donated by local businesses, sponsors, and community leaders.

Visit akronkids.org/GUPD for more information.

‘Twas the night before Grown-Up Play Date and all through the house were delightful surprises, too posh for a mouse. The...
10/17/2020
Regency Wine Sellers $75 Gift Card

‘Twas the night before Grown-Up Play Date and all through the house were delightful surprises, too posh for a mouse. There was wine in the form of a gift card, worth more to some than gold. Click on the link bid for it, it’s priceless we’ve been told!

https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/44847/auctions/86435/auction_items/2500818
#onlineauction #winedown #grownupplaydateakron

Auction item 'Regency Wine Sellers $75 Gift Card' hosted online at 32auctions.

Check them out here: https://www.32auctions.com/GUPD2020 and in the comments 🔻🔻🔻Strickland's Frozen Custard TheMakery Su...
10/16/2020

Check them out here: https://www.32auctions.com/GUPD2020
and in the comments 🔻🔻🔻
Strickland's Frozen Custard TheMakery Summit Metro Parks Rogue Awakening

Accepting orders until midnight this evening to have your Grown-Up Play Date meals delivered!  After that we will accept...
10/16/2020

Accepting orders until midnight this evening to have your Grown-Up Play Date meals delivered! After that we will accept curbside pick up orders through midnight Friday 10/16. Don’t miss out on a delicious meal from one of these local faves Vaccaro's Trattoria & Catering Crave Cantina Blue Heron Brewery

Don’t miss your chance to party like a ⭐️House Star⭐️with us at this year! Stay home and let us bring the party to you! ...
10/14/2020

Don’t miss your chance to party like a ⭐️House Star⭐️with us at this year! Stay home and let us bring the party to you! Order your delicious dinner + dessert from one our local faves, Vaccaro's Trattoria & Catering, Crave Cantina, or Blue Heron Brewery https://akronkids.org/GUPD
And don’t forget to participate in the Scavenger Hunt and bid in the Online Auction all week long! See comments for links🔻🔻🔻
#grownupplaydateakron #somethingforeveryone #swagbag #minutetowinit #onlineauction #scavengerhunt

10/14/2020
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There’s still time to join in the fun! Grab some friends and take the hunt to find some fun local landmarks and for a chance to win prizes! It’s the Grown-Up Play Date Scanvenger Hunt now through Sunday, October 18th at 5 PM!

Don’t miss your chance to party like a ⭐️House Star⭐️with us at this year! Stay home and let us bring the party to you! ...
10/13/2020

Don’t miss your chance to party like a ⭐️House Star⭐️with us at this year! Stay home and let us bring the party to you! Order your delicious dinner + dessert from one our local faves, Vaccaro's Trattoria & Catering, Crave Cantina, or Blue Heron Brewery https://akronkids.org/GUPD
And don’t forget to participate in the Scavenger Hunt and bid on amazing auction items all week long! See comments for links🔻🔻🔻
#grownupplaydateakron #somethingforeveryone #swagbag #minutetowinit #onlineauction #scavengerhunt

🔹The ACM team is excited that each Saturday in October, Akron Children’s Museum presents OUTDOOR family-friendly fun act...
10/13/2020

🔹The ACM team is excited that each Saturday in October, Akron Children’s Museum presents OUTDOOR family-friendly fun activities at 3 different times. Each activity lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Performers will present from the Lock 3 Park stage while families are in designated socially-distant spaces on the lawn.

🔸Tricky Ricky the magician and balloon artist will dazzle the audience this Saturday followed by a sensational performance from Ballet Excel Ohio!

🔹The museum is not open indoors yet so we hope you will come have some fun outside, dancing, creating, and staying active with the amazing line-up of special guests! All activities are free and open to the public.

We had a great time with our friends at Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and students across the region wh...
10/13/2020

We had a great time with our friends at Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and students across the region who tuned in! We welcome children, adults, and families of all abilities at the @Akron Children’s Museum!
We hope others each the beautiful and meaningful short film, Ian!

Thank you to everyone who tuned in and participated in our two activities last week: Hip Hop with 10KMovement and Mosaic Art with Akron Children's Museum. Below is one of the mosaic art submissions. If you participated in this activity, please take a picture of your artwork and send to [email protected].

Just a reminder that our next set of films is currently available for viewing and the discussion will take place this Thursday at 7:30pm. For more information and to register, go to https://reelabilities.org/cleveland/event/virtual-screening-and-filmmaker-qa-art-shorts/

Meet our event photographers Chris Rutan Photography, Mandy Coy Photography, and John R. Aylward Photography!  These tal...
10/11/2020

Meet our event photographers Chris Rutan Photography, Mandy Coy Photography, and John R. Aylward Photography! These talented creatives will personally come to your home on the night of the Grown-Up Play Date, October 17th, when you select the ultimate party “Presenter” package.
Visit: https://akronkids.org/GUPD
This $300 package includes:

🔷Dinner delivered for 2 party people from your choice of one of these award-winning local restaurants: Blue Heron Brewery, Crave Cantina, or Vaccaro's Pizzeria & Trattoria.
🔶A Party Swag Bag with everything you need to make an evening of fun and great memories! 🔻
🔹Fun photo props to use as you capture all of the excitement happening at your Grown-Up Play Date!
🔸House party games such as Akron Charades & Minute to Win It!
🔹Masquerade-style party eye masks
🔸Beautycounter surprises
🔹Cotton Candy Glitter Bombs by Art of Sucre
🔸Vaccaro's Trattoria & Catering gift card
🔹Pedicure kit by Gavin Scott
🔸Jar of Honey from Summit Metro Parks
🔹A delicious cookie from Cardinal Cakes and Coffee
🔸Bottle of sparkling cider from Acme Fresh Market + other fun surprises!

Ready to play some Uno and Dance? It’s time to have some fun with ArtSparks! Zoom you soon!
07/15/2020

Ready to play some Uno and Dance? It’s time to have some fun with ArtSparks! Zoom you soon!

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Akron Children's Museum features hands-on, interactive exhibits to engage kids and encourage learning through play. Please download our Social Story created by Summit DD, for a visual preview of what to expect at the museum.http://www.summitdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ACM-Social-Story.pdf


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When will you be opening up?
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Any idea on when you will open again?
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Will you have regular hours on Saturday, September 28 during the marathon? Or will you open early? I'm looking for something for my husband to do with our 4 kiddos during the marathon. Thanks!
Highly recommend!! Excellent place for kids, my kid wasn't even beginning to be bored or done playing at 2 hours in!
Very Affordable and The Kids had a good time. Great way to spend a family day!
#вхутемас #формообразование
Akron Children's Museum when is the Ninja Course scheduled to be open?
A big thank you to the Akron Children’s museum for our day out with Thomas tickets, we had such a fun morning!!! 🚂
Thomas the Tank Engine is chugging through Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad this weekend and May 25-27! www.cvsr.com/day-out-with-thomas/