Monday: Closed*

Tuesday: 10am–6pm

Wednesday: 10am–6pm

Thursday: 10am–6pm

Friday: 10am–8pm (9-10am Members-Only Hour)

Saturday: 10am–6pm

Sunday: 11am–6pm

*Open when Iowa City School District or Cedar Rapids School District schools are not in session.


Ages 1-59: $9

Seniors (60+): $8

Infants (Under 1): Free

Members: Free

Military Families: Buy one admission, get one free with a military ID.  Memorial Day through Labor Day we participate in Blue Star Museums and offer free admission to active military members and their families.



Additional Admission Options

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

Individual Annual Pass $45
Includes free admission for one year from the date of purchase for one named adult or child.

*Individual Annual Passes do not qualify for membership benefits.


Gift Cards

Available in any denomination, Museum Gift Cards can be used towards admission, memberships and the Think Tank Toy Store.  Gift Cards are available for purchase online by clicking here or purchase them at The Museum’s Front Desk!

All adults entering the museum are asked to show a photo ID during check-in.

Large Group Visits

Playworks Theater will be closed Mondays-Thursdays until 11:45 am throughout October and November for our KinderTales focused field trip. All kindergarten classes in the Iowa City Community School District are taking part in this storytelling experience as part of the Any Given Child program.

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.