Welcome to the NCM Online!
A Little About Us:

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!

Our Philosophy:
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.

General Information
What you need to know:

Public Hours*

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.


8058 Oakwood Drive,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2E 6S5

*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

Mission Statement:
* 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.

Catalogues & Flyers:

See Left for more information on our programs or, for those on mobile devices, CLICK HERE to visit our Program Information Section.


NCM: Digital Visual Media Programs

DVM Workshops are available at the Museum in our Media lab or we can bring our portable lab to your SCHOOL (all materials and equipment supplied; access to electricity and whiteboard required)

For more information: Download our catalogue or give us a call #905.356.1514

Reservations: Please call #905.356.1514

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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.

Art Classes & Camps

The Niagara Children's Museum along
with its affiliate organizations,
the Niagara Falls & Welland Art Galleries,
provide art programming in three locations;
click a link below for the most
up to date information:

Flyers Below Updated Seasonally

September-June Programs
Niagara Falls Location
St. Catharines Location
Welland Location

July & August SUMMER CAMPS
Niagara Falls, St.Catharines & Welland

Special Events (keep checking for updates)
Occasional supplements to our regular programming.


Art Program Payments


and guarantee availability.

# 905.356.1514
Payments made PRIOR
guaranteed a space in the requested
camp and will only be issued credit notes for a similar program in the instance the camp is full.
No Refunds Given.
Completion of online payment confirms acceptance of all terms.

Please note the following buttons will take you to our affiliate site: niagarafallsartgallery.ca Art CAMP Payments Art CLASS Payments

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Our History:

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!

School Programs
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:

  • Join our EBB program for discount pricing! Ask us for details!
  • Online rubrics and games for teachers & students of participating schools!**

  • Registered Teachers & Students:


    NCM: Games & Resources

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    *Workshop suggested for highschool level - please inquire for details
    **Devices must be capable of running Flash player/viewer to view some content.

    Birthday Parties
    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.

    Other Groups
    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.

    Join today and enjoy the benefits!

    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.



    Or By Mail/In Person: MEMBERSHIP FORM

    By becoming a NCM Member we all benefit!
    The perks of becoming a member of the Niagara Children's Museum are:

  • General Entry to the museum: Experience the fun of the museum all year long at no extra cost!*
  • GET BUCKS BACK! For every $10 spent on a Membership you will receive $5 in ART BUCKS to be used toward these great museum programs: Birthday Parties, Art Camps & Saturday Art Classes**
  • Access to exclusive online content & games that can be experience at home or on the go***
  • Support the development and provision of economically accessible programming for the youth of Niagara which encourages involment in the arts, explorative learning through imaginative play with hands-on exhibits, as well as online access to information and resources!

  • How can MEMBERS enjoy these great benefits?
    -Members in good standing need only to present their membership card whenever they want to enjoy these great benefits!
    -Membership card pick-up times may be shorter but are approximately 2 weeks after the application has been processed; members will be notified by phone &/or email when their card(s) become available.

    The Fine Print: Membership is valid for only one year from registration. Terms of membership are at the discretion of the museum and may be changed and/or discontinued at any time without notice. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be admitted alone. Perks only apply to Members and Memberships in good standing. * Applies to general entry for members registered to the card only; all workshop and programming costs are extra. ** Art Bucks are for single use and can not be combined with other offers. Art Bucks have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash or for greater value than displayed on the coupon. Original coupon must be presented and given to Museum Staff at time of payment to be valid; facsimiles will not be accepted. Art Classes and Camps available in Niagara Falls, St.Catharines & Welland. Birthday Parties are available only in Niagara Falls. *** Devices must be capable of running Flash player/viewer to view some content.

    Thank You For Your Generous Support!