Visit MY Museum

Hours and Admission

Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Daily Admission tickets can be purchased online or in person for $10 per person. Children under 24 months are free.

Masks are encouraged but not required.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will we do at MYM?

We offer a number of interactive exhibits to enjoy. Check out our Exhibits page to learn more.

Who can go to MYM?

Our exhibits are geared toward children 8 years old and under, but we welcome the whole family.

Why do grownups pay admission too?

Our mission is to provide an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish, while both children and adults learn together through experience. Our exhibits are designed for families to explore together.

Can I leave my children at MYM and go elsewhere?

No, all children must be attended by their grownup(s) at all times while visiting the Museum.

Can adults come in without a child?

For safety reasons, we do not allow adults without children or children without adults. Unaccompanied adults are welcome to a free guided tour with an available staff member.

When are the quietest times at MYM?

The Museum programming and attendance vary from day-to-day. Generally, we do not schedule parties or field trips on weekday afternoons. We recommend calling ahead to check the crowd level.

Where do I park?

Parking is available on the street for 90 minutes or in the East Parking Garage on the corner of Washington and Franklin Streets for $12 per day. Parking is strictly enforced.

Do you have accessible exhibits and programs?

Yes, we are ADA compliant with a variety of opportunities for children and grownups of all capabilities.

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes, we offer stroller parking at the front of the Museum next to our free storage lockers.

Can I bring food?

We ask that our guests do not bring food or drink into the Museum. Zero waste containers or plastic bottles with water are allowed. We are happy to allow re-entry with your admission receipt if you would like to take a break for lunch or snacks.

How does MYM stay so clean?

MYM is committed to providing a safe, clean environment for our guests and members. We follow best practice standards for keeping our facility in tip-top shape. Our cleaning process consists of:

  • MYM Staff cleans and disinfects all exhibits and interactive items before opening, after closing, and throughout the day as needed.
  • All cloth items (costumes, stuffed animals, etc.) are professionally machine washed in high temperatures regularly. Other materials are sanitized by hand and run through the dishwasher as needed.
  • Bathroom checks occur every 30 minutes and are cleaned and sanitized as needed.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Museum.
  • A professional cleaning crew deep-cleans the Museum every other night.

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Location

425 Washington Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-6444

Our Hours

Wednesday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Children: $10.00
Under 24 months: FREE

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day – Closed
Easter – Closed
Fourth of July – Closed
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 10 am – 3 pm
Christmas Day – Closed

Hours may be subject to change due to special events and programs

Most Asked Questions

What to expect at MYM?

We offer 9 interactive galleries designed for children 8 and under to explore and discover with friends, family and groups. Check out our EXPLORE page to learn more.

What’s going on today?

Visit our Calendar to learn more about our exciting programs and activities.

How do I become a member?

Free admission is just one of the great benefits of being a MYM Member! Check out our GET INVOLVED for more information

Schools

 
Take your students on a field trip to remember!

MY Museum’s Field Trips give children an opportunity to discover the world around them. During a 90-minute field trip, children can explore unique hands-on exhibits about a variety of subjects including STEM, art, music, theater, health, and everyday role-playing.

Our rates are $5 per student, Teachers and Chaperones are admitted free. Please note that we require one adult to every five children. Field Trips are available for booking Tuesday through Friday, based on availability.  Advanced reservations are required.

In our effort to support all members of our community, we offer reduced-rate and free field trip scholarships.  If your school is interested in a MYM visit through this program, please complete our online Community Partners Application.

Please call (831) 649-6444 to schedule your field trip today!

*Recommended for First Grade and under.

Let us bring the museum to you!

$125/hour for members & nonprofits, $150/hour for non-members, public/corporate events $200/hr. A travel fee may apply.

The Wheelie Mobilee, MY Museum’s mobile outreach vehicle, has been wheelin’ throughout Monterey County since 2008 bringing new opportunities for fun and exploration all over.  The Wheelie is available for private parties, school visits, and public events.

Our Wheelie Mobilee includes an Art and Plinko Cart, a Bubble table, Moon Sand table, and a Magna Tiles® table! We also have the Imagination Playground™ blocks for children to design their own inventions.

Give us a call at (831) 649-6444 or fill out our inquiry form to schedule the Wheelie Mobilee for your next event!

Schools

 
Take your students on a field trip to remember!

MY Museum’s Field Trips give children an opportunity to discover the world around them. During a 90-minute field trip, children can explore unique hands-on exhibits about a variety of subjects including STEM, art, music, theater, health, and everyday role-playing.

Our rates are $5 per student, Teachers and Chaperones are admitted free. Please note that we require one adult to every five children. Field Trips are available for booking Tuesday through Friday, based on availability.  Advanced reservations are required.

In our effort to support all members of our community, we offer reduced-rate and free field trip scholarships.  If your school is interested in a MYM visit through this program, please complete our online Community Partners Application.

Please call (831) 649-6444 to schedule your field trip today!

Let us bring the museum to you!

$125/hour for members & nonprofits, $150/hour for non-members, public/corporate events $200/hr. A travel fee may apply.

The Wheelie Mobilee, MY Museum’s mobile outreach vehicle, has been wheelin’ throughout Monterey County since 2008 bringing new opportunities for fun and exploration all over.  The Wheelie is available for private parties, school visits, and public events.

Our Wheelie Mobilee includes an Art and Plinko Cart, a Bubble table, Moon Sand table, and a Magna Tiles® table! We also have the Imagination Playground™ blocks for children to design their own inventions.

Give us a call at (831) 649-6444 or fill out our inquiry form to schedule the Wheelie Mobilee for your next event!

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