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 and exciting experiences are offered for families with newborns through 13 years. Museum exhibits, Saturday S.T.E.A.M. theme days, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and the BEST field trips await you for a day of family fun!
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.
Second Saturday Scoops!
5/14 -ART FACTORY- All About Salt
6/11 -6/11 - Survive the Wild
7/9 - I Robot
8/13 - Fantastic Fruit
Summer of Science!
Hands On STEAM activities and experiments
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday this Summer!
10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
Bio Bosses - Saturdays in June
10 am -12 noon
Brand New!! BED OF NAILS Exhibit
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 7 years in Tuscaloosa!
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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.
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: $9 | 65+ years: $8 | Museum Members with valid membership: Free (Military Discount: $1 off admission for each person with current military ID). 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!