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Hours and Admission

Your health and safety are our top priority. In collaboration with an advisory council of scientists, physicians, and public health officials, we have implemented policies and procedures to ensure a safe visit for your family. Learn more about our procedures.


Advance tickets are encouraged for all visitors—including members, donors, and Access Pass holders. Our daily General Admission ticket includes access to the museum, plus the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® (outdoor areas are seasonal).

We suggest buying online below or over the phone with Plan-Ahead Pricing. With Plan-Ahead Pricing, you can save up to 20% by buying your tickets at least 2 weeks in advance. Prices will always cost more the day of your visit, so buy ahead to save! Admission is free for visitors under 2 years old. Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The museum also offers free and discounted days throughout the year. 

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Group Visits

It's more fun when you bring everyone! If you're purchasing for a group of 20 or more, you receive a group rate.

Access Pass

We've joined forces with other local museums and cultural institutions to make fun family learning more accessible. General admission for Access Pass is $2 per qualifying member for admission to the museum and the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®.

First Thursday Nights

On the first Thursday of every month, we open our doors from 4-8 p.m. for just $6 admission per person.


Please see the homepage for today’s specific hours. Our hours by season are below. 


Oct. 31, 2022–March 17, 2023

Museum and Indoor Sports Experiences:

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Mondays (except Dec. 19 and 26, Jan. 16, and Feb. 20)

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Outdoor experiences closed for the season.


March 18-Sept. 4, 2023

Museum and Sports Experience*:

Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Easter


Sept. 5–Oct. 29, 2023

Museum and Sports Experience*:

Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Mondays

*Outdoor experiences are weather-dependent.