Pensacola Children's Museum

colorful logo with Pensacola Children's Museum A UWF Historic Trust Property

115 E Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Monday

Closed
Tuesday Open: 10:00-4:00
Wednesday Open: 10:00-4:00
Thursday Open: 10:00-4:00
Friday Open: 10:00-4:00
Saturday Open: 10:00-4:00

Sunday

Open: Noon-4:00

Welcome to our small museum where children grow big ideas while learning through play!

The Pensacola Children's Museum is open for regular admissions from 10:00-4:00 Tuesday through Saturday. Our unified ticket provides admission to the Pensacola Children's Museum, the Pensacola Museum of Art, the Pensacola Museum of History, and Historic Pensacola Village for seven (7) days. A child must be a part of your group in order to enter the Museum. No unaccompanied adults allowed for the safety of our young visitors. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The museum is geared for children 8 and under.

The Pensacola Children's Museum shares a reciprocal admission program with the Pensacola MESS Hall. Present your Pensacola Children's Museum ticket at the MESS Hall and receive 50% off MESS Hall admission.

Interested in birthday parties? Please see our Birthday Party page.

Want to share a year of free admission to the Pensacola Children's Museum as a present? Gift a year of admission with a membership to the UWF Historic Trust. Or give a gift card to families and friends. 

Museum Code of Conduct

The Pensacola Children's Museum is committed to providing a safe space for all who visit. All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All adults must be accompanied by a child.

The Pensacola Children's Museum reserves the right to refuse admission or remove any person who violates this code of conduct or exhibits disruptive or damaging behavior, that in our judgement, may damage property or harm or disrupt the enjoyment of the museum by other visitors. 

  • The Museum is intended for children 0-8.
  • All guests must comply with our safety policies and staff instructions. We expect guests to be respectful of Museum staff and other visitors.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult guardian (over 18 years old) at all times.
  • Children can not be dropped off at the Museum or left without adult (over 18 years old) supervision.
  • The adult guardian (over 18 years old) is responsible for supervision and oversight of their children for the duration of their visit.
  • Guests must wear shoes while in the Museum.
  • Offensive, abusive, threatening or violent language or behavior is prohibited.
  • Tampering with, defacing, damaging, destroying and/or removing any museum property including exhibit components and/or artifacts is prohibited.
  • Any behavior that comprises one's own safety or that of others (such as running, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited. 
  • No food or drink allowed in the Museum.

Grandma Jenkins StoryTyme!

Grandma Jenkins is ready to share her favorite stories once again! StoryTyme is at 11:00 a.m. on select Fridays. Free program in the Party Central Room. Grandma Jenkins taught elementary education for 39 years in the UK and loves sharing books with children. *Please note the tentative schedule. Dates may be rescheduled or canceled. 

  • Friday, July 19: Sleeping Beauty
  • Friday, August 2: Bad Mood Bear
  • Friday, August 16: The Light House Keeper's Lunch
  • Friday, August 30: Ping
  • Friday, September 6: The Little Mermaid
  • Friday, September 20: But No Elephants
  • Friday, October 4: Farmer Joe and the Music Show
  • Friday, October 18: Elmer the Elephant
  • Friday, October 25: Room on the Broom
  • Friday, November 15: A Turkey for Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 29: A Loud Winter's Nap

Programs

Join our Playologist Haley in Party Central on select days for all sorts of fun, educational programs! Programs are at 11:00 in Party Central (unless otherwise noted) and are included with admission to the museum.

  • Tuesday, July 23: Land and Sea Exhibit Exploration
  • Friday, July 26: Kids Olympic Games: Keepy Uppy
  • Tuesday, July 30: Kids Olympic Games: Dance Off

Field Trips

The Pensacola Children's Museum hosts field trips for schools, daycares, and camps. The museum remains open to the general public during field trips. Please note these dates and times when planning your visit. 

  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Thursday, July 25
  • Thursday, August 1

Birthday Parties: 

The Museum will be open to the general public for birthday parties during operating hours of 10:00-4:00 Tuesday through Saturday and Noon-4:00 on Sundays. 

  • Saturday, July 20: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 27: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 27: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 17: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 24: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Our Exhibits

Our exhibits are designed so that parents and young children can learn and play together through interactive spaces.

First Floor 

The first floor of the Pensacola Children's Museum is the Discovery Gallery. Historic Pensacola in miniature! Children can interact and play in our first floor Discovery Gallery, where historic houses are pint-sized. Travel back in time to guard a fort, trade goods at the Post, or sail a Spanish ship.

The Kiddie Corral is a space reserved for our youngest visitors under age 3.

Children's Museum

Second Floor Exhibits

Colonial Classroom 

  • Experience education in a recreated one-room schoolhouse. Here, children can explore what school was like over one hundred years ago. Whether your child is teaching or listening, they can interact with modern technology in this space to understand the past.

Publix Super Markets Interactive Exhibit 

  • Step into a Publix Supermarket in this immersive room. Sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, children can shop for groceries or stock the shelves with smaller versions of their favorite foods. 

Land and Sea: Wonders of the Gulf Coast 

  • From the ground to the Gulf, Land & Sea lets kids explore the connection between animals, nature, and humans. Dive into a world full of sea creatures, help our coastal friends build homes, or load cargo ships in this interactive gallery. 

Kid's Clinic

This exhibit features many different interactive play items such as an ambulance, operating table, CT scanner, exam table, lab station, and many other medical related activities. Children are able to put lab coats on, select a patient doll, and bring them through each station.