Monday: Closed*

Tuesday: 10am–6pm

Wednesday: 10am–6pm

Thursday: 10am–6pm

Friday: 10am–8pm

Saturday: 10am–6pm

Sunday: 11am–6pm

*The Museum is open Mondays when Iowa City or Cedar Rapids Community School Districts are NOT in session.


Ages 1-59: $8

Seniors (60+): $7

Infants (Under 1): Free

Members: Free


Additional Admission Options

Museum Membership
Click here to learn about our membership options and to purchase your membership online

Individual Annual Pass $40
Includes free admission for one year from the date of purchase for one named adult or child. Great for grandparents, friends, or babysitters! Add it on to your family membership.

*Individual Annual Passes do not qualify for membership benefits.

Gift Cards
Gift Cards are available for purchase at The Museum’s front desk.  Available in any denomination, Museum Gift Cards can be used towards admission, memberships and the Think Tank Toy Store.

Exhibit Closures

Thursday, May 12: Notion of Motion closed all day for maintenance

Thursday, May 19: Notion of Motion closed for Field Trip until 11:45 am

Please note: May is Field Trip season.  A number of large groups are schedule to visit throughout the month.  For more information about specific dates and times please contact The Museum’s front desk at 319-625-6255.


From the East

Take I-80 West. Take EXIT 240. Left onto Coral Ridge Avenue. Left into the mall.

From the West

Take I-80 East. Take EXIT 240. Go straight off the exit into the mall.

From the North

Take I-380 South. Merge onto I-80 East. Take EXIT 240. Go straight off the exit into the mall.

From the South

Take US-218 North. Merge onto I-80 East. Take Exit 240. Go straight off the exit into the mall.

Think Tank
Toy Store

The Think Tank Toy Store, located in The Iowa Children’s Museum lobby, has hundreds of unique toys and educational gifts to choose from! Pick up puzzles, construction sets, art supplies, science kits and more! This is a great place for kids to shop with dozens of items priced under $5.

And don’t forget that members receive 10% off ALL purchases! Drop into the Think Tank to find the perfect gifts for children of all ages!

You’ll also find a limited selection of Think Tank Toys available at the Coral Ridge Mall Guest Welcome Center located in the food court.