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Health & Safety

CMOO is reopening August 1! The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and community is our number one priority.

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Reserve Your Play Session!

Click here to reserve your play session!

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We are gearing up for safe play!

CMOO will reopen on Saturday, August 1!

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Museum Policies

PHOTOGRAPHY PERMISSION POLICY Periodically, the Children’s Museum of Oswego (CMOO) takes photographs and video of museum visitors and activities for promotional and editorial purposes. With your admission to CMOO, you give permission to the museum for the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself and your dependents. You grant the museum all rights to use […]

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NOON Year’s Eve

11:00 - 1:00

Celebrate NOON Year’s Eve at CMOO!

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Cloud Climber

Oswego is known for its Lake Effect snow, so it’s only appropriate that our two story cloud climber teach visitors about our local weather while letting them climb and play!

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Click here to purchase admission passes or memberships as a gift!

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Ready, Set, Grow!

Special time for our youngest visitors! Rotating activities that promote physical and cognitive development, with an emphasis on play and exploration. Best for ages 0-2.

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Imagination Workshop

Rotating activities that provide children with opportunities to problem solve, engage in social interactions, and gain confidence in their abilities! Emphasis on imagination and pretend play. Best for ages 2-5.

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Arts Lab

Create, build, experiment, perform, write! Arts lab offers our visitors a number of different ways to learn, because people benefit most when their means of learning is something that they enjoy. Arts lab encourages visitors to use all of their senses to learn and create! Our staff is trained to adjust activities to accommodate all […]

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Exhibit Story Time

A different kind of story time! Hands-on play and exploration are encouraged as you and your child use children’s books to experience CMOO’s exhibits. Reading stories is one of the most natural ways for children to learn new information. Introducing big concepts in a familiar format, like a children’s book, makes the information more accessible […]

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Programming & Events

There’s always something new happening at CMOO!

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Water Table

Sail from island to island; tow cargo from Port Oswego through the locks and past the lighthouse; or go fishing in the pond! Our water table provides a fun and interactive sensory experience for all ages. Put on a smock and enjoy water play year round!

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Novelis

Recycling is an integral part of environmental stewardship and CMOO is proud to partner with Novelis to bring this exhibit to life. Become a piece of aluminum and travel through the melting, flattening, and shaping processes! Learning about recycling has never been this fun!

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Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday at CMOO! Click “Learn More” for more information.

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About

CMOO’s mission is to inspire children to learn, discover, create and explore through the power of play.

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What To Know Before You Go

Frequently asked questions and all the answers you need!

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Build, Play, Grow Campaign Donors

The Children’s Museum of Oswego would like to acknowledge the following businesses, individuals, families and foundations who have generously pledged their support to the Build, Play, Grow Campaign.   $300,000+ Downtown Revitalization Initiative $100,000-$299,999 Novelis The Richard S. Shineman Foundation $50,000-$99,999 Pathfinder Bank $30,000-$49,999 Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers Jonathan & Jillian Shaver New York State […]

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