Cultivate Learning at
the Age of Wonder

The Power of Play

At The Edwardsville Children’s Museum, we believe that kids of all ages learn through discovery and hands-on play. Our interactive exhibits and action-packed programs are designed to build happy and curious learners from ages 6 months to 60 years! We not only inspire creativity, we spark joy for children and their grown-up.

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Start Your Adventure!

As the largest children’s museum in the St. Louis Metro East, ECM is an education destination where kids and imaginations are welcome to wander.

Plan Your Visit

Explore our hometown and travel the world with our collection of kid-driven exhibits.

Book an Event

From birthday parties to field trips, we create unforgettable memories and a life-long love of learning.

Become a Member

Join today and play all year! Discover all the benefits of an ECM family membership.

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Calendar of Events

ECM hosts exciting programs both at our Museum and throughout the Edwardsville community! See what’s coming up this month!
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All Aboard at Nickel Plate Station!

If you have a train fan in your house, visit Nickel Plate Station, home to a new modular wooden railway table that lets them play engineer for the day!

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Hours and Admission

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  9:30am – 2:00pm

Friday:  9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday:  9:30am – 2:30pm

Wednesdays and Sundays: Closed

Admission: $10 children ages 1-12; $8 ages 13 and older

Members are always free!

Holiday Closures

Please note, we will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve and
  • Christmas Day
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