Cape Cod has its share of rainy days, so it is important to know where you can take the kids for entertainment when a rainy day happens. Visitors don’t have to stay inside their Cape Cod rental; the Cape Cod Children’s Museum offers plenty to do when the weather turns unpleasant.

Things to Do at the Museum

The Cape Cod Children’s Museum has a load of things to see and do. There are sights and sounds galore! Visitors to the museum can make music while learning about things like pitch and tone or embark on a pirate ship and learn about life at sea. Your child or grandchild can picture themselves as a deep-sea creature or a captain at the helm.

Teach your kids or grandkids about food and shopping in the Grocery Store and Kitchen areas or hang back and let them interact with the new friends they might make while at the museum. Whatever you choose to do there, the museum has multiple interactive exhibits geared toward making learning fun.

Events at the Museum

There are always events going on at the museum. Weekly events include music, STEM and STEAM classes, yoga for adults and kids, and games that will get kids moving and thinking. Art classes are great fun for kids, as they get to play around with different mediums and styles. For example, paper marbling is a fun artform for kids to learn and might not be something they get to do in their ordinary art classes at school.

The museum also puts on a lot of one-time themed and holiday events. For example, they host a Seaside Halloween event called Big BOOseum Bash featuring stories, crafts, costumes, and visits from beloved Disney princesses.

Want to plan a party for a special birthday child? You can purchase a standard Party Package or Private Party Package (which gives you two hours of private use of the entire museum). The Party Package includes the child of honor plus ten guests, themed table décor of your choice, a party room reserved for 1.5 hours, and party favors for all of your guests. You will have to pay a $50 deposit when you make the reservation, and there are some very reasonable guidelines that all attendees will be expected to follow.

If you are planning an event and need a good amount of space for the kids, there are three-hour time blocks available for which you can rent the museum. Whether you are planning a family get-together, baby shower, or holiday party, you can book the museum in advance.

Plan Your Visit

Operating hours are totally dependent on the season. From September 3, 2019, through June 14, 2020, you can visit the museum seven days per week. The hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer hours run from June 15th to Labor Day. The museum is open Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those from ages 1 to 59 will have to pay an admission of $10 per person, while those 60 and older pay $8 per person. Children under 1 get in for free. You can also save some cash and opt for a membership. There is a Summer Only membership available, which is the smart way to go if you plan on staying all summer at one of the stunning Yarmouth rentals.