What is Kidzeum?
Kidzeum is a children's museum, located in historic downtown Springfield, IL, that opened on July 21, 2018. It is dedicated to the idea that kids learn best while at play.
- Tickle a giant nose and make it sneeze! Learn how fast a sneeze travels.
- Climb through a brain, spine and gooey intestines! Learn about the major body systems and how to stay healthy.
- Create your own weather report at WKID Weather Station! Learn about weather patterns and what meteorologists do.
- Plant your veggies in our interactive garden! Learn what foods help YOU grow.
- Explore our splashy water table! Learn about soil erosion, floods and dams.
Where is Kidzeum located?
Kidzeum is located at 412 E. Adams St. in downtown Springfield, IL
What is the cost of admission?
- Ages 2+: $9
- Seniors: $7
- Active Military & Veterans: $5
- ACM Reciprocal: $4.50
- ASTC Reciprocal: FREE
- LINK/EBT Cardholders: $3
- Members/Children under 2: FREE
Group rates are available for both school and non-school groups. TAP HERE for information on group rates.
Where do I park?
Kidzeum does not have dedicated parking. Nearby parking lots and street parking will need to be utilized. However, on most weekends and after 5pm during the week, street parking is free and the U.S. Bank parking lots (on 4th and Adams, directly behind our building) are open for additional parking.
From May to October, Adams and 4th Street are closed for the Old Capitol Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday.
Downtown Springfield is also home to many events and festivals throughout the year. These events will often close the surrounding streets as well. Please check with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for a schedule of events.
What is the recommended age range for Kidzeum?
We have found that the age range which provides the best experience at Kidzeum is two-to-ten.
However, kids older than ten are still able to have a great experience, especially when they get to interact and engage with younger siblings or family members.
Is food available at the museum?
Kidzeum does not sell food. However, we do however have a lunch room space that is available to the public when not in use by a rental or field trip, so feel free to bring food from home or run across the street to Cafe Moxo and grab a pot pie or a buttercream cookie!
Drinks are available from the vending machines on our first and third floors.
Is there space to hang my coat and store my personal belongings?
Kidzeum has limited space to hang coats and jackets. Personal belongings can be kept behind the admission desk, upon request.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Kidzeum is entirely wheelchair accessible. An elevator is available to move between all three floors.
If I leave the museum, can I re-enter?
Yes, if you leave the museum you can re-enter at any point during the same day. You will receive a Kidzeum sticker upon entry, which will allow you to return.
Can I have a birthday party at Kidzeum?
Yes! Kidzeum has three different spaces that can host parties ranging in size from 15 persons to 40 people. Need more space? No problem. Kidzeum is also available for full facility rentals.
If you have questions about parties, give us a call at (217) 971-4435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy help!
Can I apply the cost of general admission toward a membership?
Yes! The cost of general admission can be applied to a Kidzeum membership the day of purchase only. If you think you may be interested in purchasing a membership, hold onto your receipt and bring it up to the admission desk when purchasing your membership.
How do I become a Kidzeum member?
Kidzeum members receive many benefits, including a full year of unlimited free admission, 10% OFF birthday parties, facility rentals and gift shop merchandise and additional discounts and invitations to member-only programs.
Memberships can be purchased online, by phone at 217-971-4435, or in-person at our admission desk.
Kidzeum does not allow adults without children, or children without adults into the museum. We would be happy to give you a tour of the museum, time and staff permitting.