The Niagara Children's Museum is a family oriented, economically accessible, educational environment which provides encouragement of exploration and imagination that is safe, hands-on and FUN!
Besides our 3 floors of hands-on exhibits for families & children ages 4+, the museum offers a full range of programs; from art classes to birthday parties to curricular workshops for schools the NCM offers unforgetable experiences for everyone!
The NCM's exhibitions and programs challenge a child to
Kreate, Investigate, Discover and Solve (K.I.D.S.).
The K.I.D.S. approach to learning applies hands-on activities as a
way for children to naturally use their curiosity and creativity.
Kreate: To nurture a child's imaginative expression.
Investigate: To provide avenues for a child to explore themselves and the world through either self-guided or directed activities.
Discover: To give a helping hand to a child in developing a love for the quest.
Solve: To assist a child in developing life's problem solving tools.
At the centre of the the K.I.D.S. approach to understanding is Art Based Integrated Learning (ABIL) where art concepts and techniques are the vehicles used for a child to explore themselves and the surrounding world. Both the Museum's exhibitions and programs use the Ontario curriculum as a starting point and the cross-curricular connections of art concepts, techniques and tools not only help children gain fundamental skills and competence in art but also assists them with understanding the concepts, techniques and tools of the other disciplines being explored.
Sept-June: Saturdays 12-4pm
March Break: Mon-Fri 12-4pm
July-August: Mon-Fri 12-4pm
Closed for most holidays - see program schedules for details
*As an educational facility, the NCM runs regular programming throughout the week which occur both outside and within the hours the museum is open to the public. Please see our Programs section for more details.
You can also contact us by phone during our
Office Hours of Mon-Fri 9am-4pm or Saturdays 9am-4pm
Cash / Debit / Credit
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be admitted alone.
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8058 Oakwood Drive,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
*QEW Southbound to Fort Erie
Take the McLeod Rd Exit, Turn Left on McLeod, Right on Oakwood Drive
*QEW Northbound to Toronto
Take the McLeod Rd Exit, Turn Right on McLeod, Right on Oakwood Drive
* To foster the ability to learn by encouraging a child's natural curiosity and creativity.
* To provide the children of, and visitors to, the Niagara Region with a safe and fun learning environment.
* To partner with parents, guardians, educators and groups or institutions who have an interest in children realizing their potential.
See Left for more information on our programs or, for those on mobile devices, CLICK HERE to visit our Program Information Section.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES FLYER
Need Birthday Party Invites for your party at the museum? Choose one of the two types below! Click on a link, save the .pdf and print it out at home on your favorite paper or card stock!
GREEN Theme Invites
RED Theme Invites
Need to make a Birthday Party Deposit?
Deposits are non-refundable and are required within 48 hrs of making the reservation; they can me made ONLINE or by phone via credit card as well as In Person at the museum by cash, debit or credit.
CLICK HERE for ONLINE DEPOSITS
Art Classes & Camps
Flyers Below Updated Seasonally
July & August SUMMER CAMPS
Niagara Falls, St.Catharines & Welland
Special Events (keep checking for updates)
Occasional supplements to our regular programming.
Founded in 1997 by the Niagara Falls Art Gallery, the Niagara Children's Museum officially opened it doors in 1999 and has offered fun, memorable & educational programs ever since. For registration & reservations please see our listings below!
We offer a variety of interdisciplinary workshops for school groups from ELKP-Grade 8 and Highschool. Workshop areas include Structures & Mechanisms, Mock Archeological Digs,Kids CSI, Stop Motion Animation and Artist Focus: William Kurelek*! Check our Programs section for our catalogue!
Other Benefits for Schools, Teachers & Students:
Registered Teachers & Students:
These Fabulously Fun parties are available on Saturdays & Sundays from September until June. Hands-on Play, Art Parties and Combo Parties available! Click on the flyer link under Programs for the most up to date information.
Art Classes & Camps
The NCM offers art classes and camps in Niagara Falls and at our St. Catharines satelite location. For Ages 4-14. Saturday Classes, March Break & Summer Camps are available. Click on the flyer link under Programs for the most up to date information.
Book a group visit to the Niagara Children's Museum! Our hands-on exhibitions are an excellent way to pass the day or make that special event even more fun! Community groups, regional or out-of-region organizations, staff events and more are all welcome. Our exhibits are great for everyone from 3 1/2 - 99 and are available to be generally perused or integrated into one of our fabulous programs. Call us with your details to see what we can make work for you. Groups of 10 persons or above are required to book ahead with the museum to arrange their visit.*
Availability is limited. Please book well in advance of your event to ensure preferable timing. Minimum and/or programming fees apply. Please call for details.
*Groups of 10 persons or above that have not prearranged their visit with the museum will not be admitted entry to the museum.
The Niagara Children's Museum is a community based not-for-profit organization designed to provide
a fun, educational and safe environment for children, parents, families, students and teachers. Your
generous membership contributions will go directly towards supporting museum development & operating costs.
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By becoming a NCM Member we all benefit!
The perks of becoming a member of the Niagara Children's Museum are: