Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

Category: Entertainment, Family Fun Indoors, Party Places

Plan your next family outing to the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit!

We inspire learning and growth through the power of PLAY! Learning through play is what our exhibits are all about, with S.T.E.A.M. fun and exciting experiences waiting for families with newborns through 13 years. Museum exhibits, Saturday theme days, holiday celebrations, special programs, the BEST field trips and parties are all waiting!

We are continuing “CHOM AT HOME”, our distance learning program originally introduced when closed for the pandemic, for fun and educational activities, brain breaks and more. In May 2021, we began offering Sensory Friendly Sessions on the first Monday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Our sensory modified play is for families with children on the Autism spectrum, and those that will benefit from an experience with limited admission and sound & lighting adjustments.

Spring 2024 EVENTS:

April 27th- Physics In Motion
May 4th - A Force Filled Fourth
May 21st- 25th - LEGO Build Week

Learn more about all our Spring events at

Second Saturdays!

Every Tuesday & Thursday - Moovin’ & Groovin’
Every Wednesday & Friday - Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Remember, children must be accompanied by adults 18 years of age or older, and adults must be accompanied by children under 18 years old to visit CHOM.

Voted Best Museum for the past 8 years in Tuscaloosa!
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Welcome to CHOM at Home!

Address: 2213 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL
Phone 1: (205) 349-4235
Web: Click to visit us online
Venue Type: Children’s Museum featuring hands-on interactive exhibits, Saturday S.T.E.A.M. theme days, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, group tours and Alabama curriculum based field trips.

Hours of Operation:

CHOM is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 4:00pm.
The museum is closed Monday & Sundays and all major holidays.
Sensory Friendly Sessions on the first Monday of each month, excluding holidays,
from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

In Business Since: The Children’s Hands-On Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) organization established in 1984 and opened in 1986.
Services Provided:

The Children’s Hands-On Museum is a dynamic learning experience that stimulates curiosity, creativity, and shared discovery in all ages. Visit our website for more information on current exhibits and school programs.

Price Range for Services: Admission Under 1 year: Free, 1 – 64 years: $12, and 65+ years: $11. Military Discount: $1 off admission for each person with current military ID. Museum Members with valid membership: Free! Contact us for Group and Field Trip prices.
Packages Available: Ask about membership levels offering savings on admission, events, passes, gift shop purchases parties and more! Try us out! Visit CHOM first – if you like us, apply the admission paid to the cost of a membership and pay only the difference before you leave!
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