Plan Your Visit in 3 Steps!

STEP 1: Arrange for Your Tickets or Membership

Ticket Prices: $15 per person

Discounts: These discounts only apply to general admission and cannot be applied to purchasing a membership.

  • Members and Children Under 2: FREE
  • Seniors (65+ with ID): $2 off
  • First Responders (with ID): $2 off
    • Discount applies to police, sheriff, firefighters, EMT and any household residents (spouse, children, partner, etc.)
  • Military (with ID): $2 off 
    • Discount applies to service member and any household residents (spouse, children, partner, etc)
  • EBT Snap Cardholders with ID: $3 per person, max of 4 per card
    • Cardholder must be present and snap card must match information on photo ID
      • snap card must have first and last name
    • Does NOT include WIC, P-EBT
    • Polk County residents with an EBT SNAP card can receive a free membership through Polk Plays 
  • Bok Tower Members: 50% off
    • Discount applies to cardholder and household residents (spouse, children)


Membership Price:

  • Memberships start at $120.00 and are right-sized for your family.
  • Includes one adult and one child. Each additional qualifying member is $20.
  • Qualifying additional members include:
    • Household residents (spouse, children, partner, etc.)
    • Grandparents
    • Nanny/Sitter

STEP 2: Schedule 

Florida Children’s Museum does welcome school field trips Tuesday through Friday. Peak field trip attendance is in March – May. All field trips end by 12:30pm. For guests with children ages 6 and under, field trip students are not allowed in the Watermelon Seeds gallery. You may want to take this into consideration when planning your visit.

Enhance your visit with daily programming designed by our Education Team.

See our Daily Programming Schedule HERE!

Curious about upcoming events? Our monthly calendar has all the details.

See our full calendar HERE!


Can I bring my own food and beverages into FCM?
For daily visits, you may bring your own snacks to eat in designated eating areas. For birthday parties and other events, food can be ordered from our catering partners.

Is there free Wi-Fi in FCM?

Is parking free?
Yes! The Museum sees the most visitors on the weekends, so plan ahead for parking challenges on those days! During peak hours ( 11 am – 3 pm), you may be asked to park in an overflow lot.

Are there lockers to store my stuff while I play in the museum?
Yes, they are located behind the ticket counter at the main entrance.

My child has a disability. Does the museum have activities and exhibits my child can participate in?
Yes! FCM strives to curate the world for ALL children to explore. Your child is free to explore whatever exhibits interest them. The building has been designed to be inclusive. See our inclusivity statement here.

I brought my dog to the park. Can I bring my dog into the Museum?
Animals are not allowed inside the Museum. FCM welcomes service dogs with appropriate documentation/vests.

What are your COVID policies?
FCM operates under SAFE and KIND procedures, in accordance with CDC guidelines.

If I buy a ticket, can I leave the museum for lunch and then come back later?
Yes, if it is within the same day and during museum hours.

Is there a nursing room in the museum?
Yes, the nursing room is in the Watermelon Seeds exhibit.

Are there changing tables in the museum?
There are changing tables in all bathrooms in FCM.

How long does a typical visit take?
There is no “typical” visit time. Visit length depends on each child.

What else is there to do in Bonnet Springs Park?
Check out Bonnet Springs Park’s website here.


The Depot Café is across the sidewalk from Florida Children’s Museum and is operated by Bonnet Springs Park. The Café offers a variety of grab-and-go options. And for dessert? Ice cream!

Please enjoy your Café eats outside of the Museum. You can return to play when you have finished eating!