Plan Your Visit to Edwardsville Children’s Museum!

One of the St. Louis region’s most beloved family-friendly attractions is located just 25 minutes across the Mississippi River in Edwardsville, Illinois. Featuring a child-sized city perfect for pretend play, hands-on workshops, and our outdoor Discovery Garden, Edwardsville Children’s Museum captures each visitor’s curiosity. In addition, our self-guided layout allows your child to pilot their own experience and encourages family interaction at every exhibit.

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Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – 9:30am – 2:00pm
Friday – 9:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 9:30am – 2:30pm
Closed Wednesdays and Sundays


$8/guest, ages one and older
Members are always free


ECM is located at 722 Holyoake Road in downtown Edwardsville behind the historic Leclaire baseball field.

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Explore our permanent indoor and outdoor exhibits where little ones are free to imagine, investigate, and interact.

Nickel Plate Station

Our newest attraction is home to All Aboard!, our hands-on wooden railway table that transforms kids into engineers.

Special Attractions

Throughout the year, ECM hosts a variety of themed exhibits that invite guests on an unforgettable adventure.

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Looking for Things to Do with the Kids?

Check out the ECM calendar, packed with educational programs for guests of all ages. You’ll find family events for this weekend and various days throughout the month.

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