Museums in HAMILTON with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Hamilton, Ontario, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this Ontario city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Hamilton…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame

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    Hamilton

    This is the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum: Celebrating the History of Football in Canada at all levels!

  • Art Gallery of Hamilton

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    (1 miles) Hamilton

    Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is Ontario’s third largest public art gallery and owns one of the finest collections of art in Canada, featuring over 9,000 works of art including ...

  • Dundas Museum & Archives

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    (5 miles) Dundas

    Informative, and fun! At the Dundas Museum & Archives, discover Dundas from the time of the glaciers’ slow carving of the valley through to today’s vibrant community. We invite you to visit and ...

  • Battlefield House Museum

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    (6 miles) Stoney Creek

    When you come to visit us at Battlefield House Museum in Stoney Creek, you will find living history. Experience life in the early nineteenth century, as our museum staff, dressed in period costume, ...

  • Burlington Art Centre

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    (6 miles) Burlington

    We engage the community in the appreciation and creation of visual arts and are home to our art and fine craft guilds. We provide opportunities for discovery and ‘hands-on’ learning, as well as ...

  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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    (8 miles) Glanbrook

    Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the aircraft used by Canadians or Canada's Military from the beginning of World War II up to the present. The Museum's collection ...

  • Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

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    (16 miles) Oakville

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is a great way to celebrate the game of golf. From champions and championship to golf's unique role in Canadian history, to the technical specifications of ...

  • Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition

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    (21 miles) Brantford

    Discover the achievements of some of Brantford and Brant County’s finest athletes along with those who have contributed towards the pursuit of sporting excellence.

  • Canadian Military Heritage Museum

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    (21 miles) Brantford

    CMHM is a not for profit privately run museum. The museum can only exist with the funds collected from your visitations and donations. Please visit and view our large assortment of artifacts. Our ...

  • Personal Computer Museum

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    (21 miles) Brantford

    Explore Canada's largest collection of microcomputers, video games, and video discs! Parents explore their own history while children discover how games have evolved in the last 30 years.

  • Brant Museum and Archives

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    (21 miles) Brantford

    The Brant Historical Society seeks to broaden the understanding of our community and its people by exploring our heritage within the Brant area through innovative partnerships and learning ...

  • Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

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    (22 miles) Brantford

    Located in Glenhyrst Gardens, a beautifully landscaped sixteen-acre park on the banks of the Grand River, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant offers exciting views both indoors and out.

  • Bradley Museum

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    (22 miles) Mississauga

    The Bradley Museum provides a window into the everyday life of early settlers in Ontario, and hosts Sunday teas, rotating exhibits, and special events.

  • Blackwood Gallery

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    (23 miles) Mississauga

    In addition to its exhibition schedule, the Blackwood presents a number of special projects, including publications, public lectures, symposia, and conferences. During the summer months, the Gallery ...

  • Cambridge Centre for the Arts

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    (24 miles) Cambridge

    The Art Gallery at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts offers an enlightening experience for visitors to discover and appreciate a broad range of artistic expression.

  • Cambridge Sculpture Garden

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    (24 miles) Cambridge

    Nestled along the historic Grand River and joining the Trans Canada Trail, the CSG offers a central oasis to picnic, walk, contemplate, attend an art show, or participate in one of our many ...

  • Hammon Museum of Radio

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    (24 miles) Guelph

    The new Museum is now home to hundreds of receivers and transmitters dating from the spark era up to and including National's first solid state HRO500. Over the years the Museum has evolved to ...

  • Art Gallery of Mississauga

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    (26 miles) Mississauga

    The AGM is over 3000 square feet divided into four gallery spaces. The Main and Community galleries are the largest. We also hold outdoor sculpture exhibitions, screenings and interactive programmes ...

  • Canadian Drilling Rig Museum

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    (29 miles) Selkirk

    The Canadian Drilling Rig Museum is located in Rainham Centre, at the corner of Rainham Road and Kohler Road. The museum has a fully functional historic drilling rig and information on the history of ...

  • Artery Gallery

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    (34 miles) Kitchener

    The Artery’s mandate is to provide a space for exhibitions and creative projects. We hope to fulfill a responsibility to the artistic community by providing a venue for outstanding emerging art as ...

  • A Space Gallery

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    (36 miles) Toronto

    Known as an innovative space dedicated to exploring current ideas in art, A Space was a place for alternative music, poetry, dance, video and performance throughout the 70s.

  • CBC Museum

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    (36 miles) Toronto

    Come to the CBC Museum and Graham Spry Theatre to experience first-hand the history of Canadian broadcasting... and the shared stories of Canadians!

  • Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

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    (36 miles) Waterloo

    The CCGG is recognized nationally for its critically acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, conferences, classes, workshops, tours, and specialized library, archive, and research centre.

  • Bau Xi Gallery

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    Bau-Xi Gallery typically exhibits and sells paintings but also deals with sculpture and print. Most of the artists are Canadian with a few Americans. Monthly exhibits rotate through the galleries.

  • Campbell House Museum

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    Campbell House, built in 1822, is the oldest remaining building from the original town of York. The museum endeavours to make history come alive through the use of innovative hands-on approaches to ...

  • Art Gallery of Ontario

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    The eighth-largest art museum in North America

  • The Textile Museum of Canada

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    Textile Museum of Canada is one of eight museums of its kind and the only museum in Canada solely dedicated to the collection, exhibition and documentation of textiles from around the world.

  • Bata Shoe Museum

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    Uncover treasures at this Toronto based museum - all about SHOES! Explore over 4,500 years of history from around the world - amazing!

  • Toronto Police Museum

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    Whether you have only a few minutes or an hour or two, enjoy a delightful visit to the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre.Occupying 3,000 square feet in the atrium at Police Headquarters ...

  • 48th Highlanders Museum

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    The history of the 48th Highlanders is presented for the benefit of former and present members of the Regiment and their relatives plus the general public.

  • Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    The Gardiner Museums clay classes offer creative fun for young adults and adults. Participants at all levels of experience--including absolute beginners--will learn the techniques of creating ceramic ...

  • Royal Ontario Museum

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    You'll never run out of fun and fantastic things to do at the ROM, Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history.

  • Gallery Arcturus

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    (37 miles) Toronto

    Free, public contemporary art gallery.

  • Sculptors Society of Canada

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    (38 miles) Toronto

    Founded by some of the most prestigious sculptors in Canadian art history, the Sculptors Society of Canada has been exhibiting and raising the profile of sculpture in Canada for more than 75 years.

  • Canadian Motorsport Heritage Museum

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    (39 miles) Toronto

    The new museum features new displays, an interactive Race Experience Centre where visitors can try their hands at driving a race car on one of several simulators, a 40-seat theatre featuring some of ...