What To Know Before You Go

Where are you located?

7 West Bridge Street, on the corner of 1st Street and West Bridge Street in downtown Oswego.

What days is CMOO open?

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00-4:00

Saturday: 10:00-5:00

Sunday: 11:00-4:00

What is the cost of admission?

Adults: $8

Children: $8

Children Under Age 1: FREE

Admission is for all-day play!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, American Express, and CMOO gift cards.

Can I buy a membership?

CMOO offers  family memberships so you can visit as often as you would like! Click here to learn more!

Where should I park?

There are several parking options within one block of the Museum. Visitors may park either in the City lot on Water Street (behind the museum) or in the lot behind Canal Commons. There is also ample street parking on Cayuga Street and West Second Street. The parking spaces in front of the Museum are available for visitors to use, but please be aware that they have a 2 hour limit.

What ages is the Museum for?

Every child is different in their interests and preferences so while you know your child best, in general, CMOO is geared for ages 0-12.

Is the Museum accessible for differently-abled individuals and visitors with special needs?

Yes, we have an elevator that reaches the second floor of the Museum. All of our bathrooms are handicapped accessible. Our exhibit galleries were designed with accessibility in mind. We have noise reducing headphones for visitors who are sensitive to noise, as well as core communication cards available at the front desk.

Can we bring outside food into the Museum? Is food available?

In an effort to keep the museum clean and allergen-free, we do not allow food or drinks (other than water) to be carried into or consumed in exhibit areas. Outside food is allowed for birthday parties and special events but must not leave the party rooms. If your child needs a snack during their museum visit we ask  that you enjoy snacks and beverages in our lobby area.

CMOO does not sell food. There are several restaurants and cafes within walking distance of CMOO. Ask our front desk staff, we’d be happy to give you a recommendation!

Do you have a breastfeeding area?

Mothers are welcome to breastfeed in all areas of the Museum. We are currently working on a designated nursing room for mothers and babies who prefer a quiet, private setting.

Are strollers allowed?

CMOO is a hands-on museum with limited space. We ask that you utilize our stroller parking area on the first floor and not bring strollers into exhibit areas.

Can I visit the Museum without a child?

For our visitors’ safety, all adults must be accompanied by a child to enter CMOO. Curious what the Museum is all about? Please identify yourself at the admissions desk. If we have staff available, we would be happy to give you a tour.

Where does the Museum get its financial support?

CMOO is a non-profit and relies heavily on the donations of individuals, businesses, foundations, and grant funding to continue operations. Operating revenue (admissions, birthday parties, etc.) account for only 40-50% of our finances.

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