CKM - Online Admission

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Wednesday September 1

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2:30 PM  –  4:00 PM

Members: Please register or sign in at the top of the screen (in the yellow) to obtain benefits.

Online reservations required for Saturday only!

If the Saturday date is not bold or the time is not showing in blue, then the date or time is not available. Please try another date/time.

More October dates coming soon!!!


Let’s make some noise and have some fun!

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we faced some hard decisions regarding when and how to safely open. It is our main priority (and always has been) to provide a safe environment and we know you will help us continue to do so. Thank YOU!  


*KNOW BEFORE YOU GO* You will notice some changes. Yes, a global pandemic does tend to create some changes. But together, we’ve got this!

     Curious Kids' Museum Admission and Member Tickets are sold online only for Saturday visits. At this time we are not offering walk-up sales on Saturdays. Please print your tickets (email will be sent) and bring them with you OR SCREENSHOT them on your your cellphone with online tickets (barcode) readily viewable upon arrival. Every person in your party needs to be registered online (for limited capacity purposes) so please see Reservations and Pricing below and register everyone in the appropriate category. This also includes members. 


    *WHAT TO EXPECT* All 3 Curious Kids’ Museum floors will be open! Our 2 exhibit floors plus additional activities in the lower level. This will allow plenty of space for your families to explore and have fun while still maintaining social distance guidelines and good health practices.


    Face masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated people from age 3 and up and we request vaccinated people wear masks as well, until the vaccine is available to those under 12. We also highly encourage you and each person in your group to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and on your way out of the building.


    Some changes will include checking out the face paints and returning them to the Admission area. The fire coats & helmets will be stored in safe keeping, as will the scrubs in the Vet Clinic, until a better time for them to join us on the exhibit floors. Some exhibits may be modified to promote social distancing. Don't worry...much is still the same!


    We have also installed Bi Polar Ionization units (air filtration systems) in all four of our furnaces and will periodically open windows to help with air circulation. On the approaching cooler fall days, we recommend a light sweater.  The water fountain is available to refill water bottles only. We encourage you to bring a full spill-proof water bottle with you. As always, snacks should remain in your car. 


*RESERVATIONS AND PRICING* Enjoy 1.5 hours of play/exploration each session. Limited capacity. Imagine for a moment: no more long pesky lines or hour-long waiting times on those rainy days or competing for the face paint table! Our staff will spend the hour in between admission times cleaning and prepping the Museum so all families can enjoy a clean and well-maintained experience.    


To purchase tickets: Click above on Other dates... or Other times... at top of page for choices. Then scroll below to choose admission tickets

What the admission choices mean:

    CKM Gen Admission: $6 per person for admission to Curious Kids’ Museum, 12 months and up. 10 person ticket sales limit. We are not taking any groups, daycares or summer camps at this time.

    MEMBER: Current Curious Kids’ Museum, Curious Kids' Discovery Zone (through September 23, 2021) or Benefactor members (regardless of age). Please, only the members listed on the membership. *The $6 admission will be discounted the member discount (free!) at check out. Guests would count as a CKM Gen Admission.

    CKM ACM Admission: $3 per person, up to 6 people. For those who have Association of Children’s Museum (ACM) reciprocity through their home museum. Membership card must be presented with the ACM logo to verify discount. One card per family.

CKM Non-pay: Free. Use this for 11 months and under or if you are using a guest pass. Please bring guest pass with you.

CKM Military Adm: Free. If you have been or are currently enlisted or if your spouse is currently serving. Please bring your Military ID. Limit one person/admission per ID.

CKM EBT: $3 per person, up to 4 people. Michigan Bridge card holders only please. Please present both signed card and your ID. One card per family. Max ticket purchase is 4. More than 4 tickets will require regular admission...therefore an additional $3.00 per person will be charged at the door.


Please be prepared to show Michigan EBT card, your home reciprocal museum membership card with ACM logo, or Military ID if you are purchasing any of those types of admission. Your ticket will be invalid without ID.           


If you or a family member are feeling ill or have a fever, please come play another time. We'll be here! Admission tickets are non-refundable but we are more than happy to reschedule.


    Please Note: Upon completion of your sale, you will receive 2 emails. The first email will include the link to print or view your tickets. The second email includes our "Know Before You Go" page so you know exactly what to expect when you arrive. If you do not receive both emails, need to reschedule or just have a question, please contact us at 269-983-2543. We are looking forward to your visit! Please note: St. Joseph, MI is on Eastern time.