Know Before You Go

The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum was created to provide a fun place for children and families to explore, discover and learn through hands-on exhibits and programs. Three floors and an outside playscape are jam packed with exhibits for children ages 1-10. Unique, educational programs and activities are scheduled throughout each week. Imagination welcome!

Admission Prices

  • FREE for Children 2 and under
  • $8 for adults and children
  • $5 for Seniors 60+
  • $7 for military family members
  • 10 Play Pass - 10 individual visits for only $70, a $10 savings
  • Gift certificates available

Group Discounts are available for groups with 10 children or more with an advance reservation.
> Group booking information

Museum Policies         

Food and drink are limited to the outdoor patio, except water, which is permitted inside the Children's Museum.

Service animals are always welcome.

Adults are not permitted to visit without children. However, we encourage adults to visit the Children's Museum and take a staff-led tour. Based on staff availability.

> Read our full policy

Strollers

We've packed exhibits and activities into every corner of the Children's Museum, which leaves no room for strollers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Parking

Metered Parking surrounds the Children's Museum. There is also a number of parking garages in the area.
> Map of San Luis Obispo parking

Lodging

For alternative hotels in San Luis Obispo, visit HotelsCombined.com.


Find Us

 

Directions from the North:

  1. US-101 S
  2. Exit onto Marsh Street
  3. Continue North on Marsh Street
  4. Turn left on Nipomo Street
  5. The Children's Museum is on the right at the corner of Nipomo Street & Monterey Street

 

Directions from the South:

  1. US-101 N
  2. Exit onto Marsh Street
  3. Continue North on Marsh Street
  4. Turn left on Nipomo Street
  5. The Children's Museum is on the right at the corner of Nipomo Street & Monterey Street

Explore Our Floors

Take a sneak peek inside the Children's Museum with our Virtual tour.

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