plan your visit

 

Plan your visit to the museum.

Museum hours and location
The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM; and Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM.
We are closed most Mondays (Except for some school holidays—see Calendar for details). Please be sure to check out calendar of events for up-to-date hours and special events!

We are also closed on New Year’s Day, July 4th, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas so our team can spend time with their families. For special New Year’s Eve hours, see the Calendar. Additionally, the museum closes for annual maintenance the week after Labor Day.

We are located in the heart of historic New Hope, PA at:
500 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938

Need directions? See “Directions” below or call us at 215.693.1290.

Admission price
• $8 per person. Children under 1 are free.

Frequently asked questions
Questions? Read our frequently asked questions or call us at 215.693.1290 and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

What ages of children will enjoy the museum?
Our exhibits are designed for young children from 12 months (walking) up to 7 years of age who enjoy pretend play! The museum also has an Exploration for All Program which helps children with disabilities prepare for and experience the museum in a way that works for them.

How long is the average visit?
The museum is approximately 9,000 square feet and the average visit lasts 90 minutes.

When is the museum busiest?
We are busiest on weekday mornings and weekends. Typically, the museum is less crowded after 1:00 pm.

Where can I park?
Metered parking is available throughout Union Square. Most meters are CASH ONLY and costs 25 cents for every 20 minutes; however there are a few that accept credit cards. Please pay for parking at one of the many kiosks labeled “P” and display the ticket on your dashboard.

Can we bring food into the museum?
Food is not allowed within the gallery areas. Peanut Products are not allowed anywhere inside the museum! Eating is allowed in our multipurpose room most Tuesday-Fridays when it’s not in use by a group for a party or other program. Snacks can always be enjoyed in our lobby or outside on the patio.

Where can we eat?
On a sunny day, enjoy a picnic outside on our bench areas. Triumph Brewery is located within walking distance and Giuseppe’s Pizza is a short drive away. Both offer a children’s menu plus a 15% discount for guests with a museum receipt.

Can we go out and come back in again?
Yes. A paid admission gives you in-and-out privileges all day.

Can I bring a stroller into the museum?
Due to space limitations, we ask that strollers stay in cars or in our lobby area. Strollers may be used for the comfort of sleeping babies.

Where can I leave my coat?
Storage cubbies are available inside the Museum. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

How often is the museum cleaned?
Our staff constantly monitors our exhibit areas and sanitizes the surfaces within the museum on a daily basis. All toys and dress ups are washed weekly. A professional cleaning service also sanitizes the museum regularly. We also have a hand washing area for children adjacent to our lobby and hand sanitizer units are located throughout the museum for adult use. The museum closes for annual maintenance the week after Labor Day.

Do you have family friendly restrooms?
Yes! Our bathrooms have step stools for kids a diaper changing station. We do supply zip lock bags so that dirty diapers can be taken home for disposal. We also accept donations of diapers, wipes and other comforts for our changing room.

What is your security policy?
To keep our visitors safe we require all children to be accompanied by an adult and no adults are allowed into the museum without a child. All staff members monitor the museum floor as well as the entrance/exit area.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
The Bucks County Children’s Museum is ADA compliant, one level and most exhibits are accessible by wheelchair.

Directions
From Philadelphia and South (including Philadelphia Airport)
• I-95 North to New Hope (Exit 51 – old exit 31) immediately before crossing Scudders Falls bridge to NJ (approximately 50 minutes to an hour).
• Bear left towards New Hope at end of exit ramp. You will be on Taylorsville Rd.
• Continue for five miles (through two traffic lights) until road intersects with Rt. 32 / River Road.
• Make a left on to Route 32 / River Road for another 5 miles into New Hope. River Road will become Main Street as you continue into New Hope.
• Once in New Hope, continue through town until the first stop light at the intersection of Bridge and Main streets.
• Turn left onto Bridge Street (Rt 179)
• Continue on Bridge Street for approximately 1 block until you see New Hope and Ivyland Railroad on your right side.
• The next drive on your right will be Union Square. Turn Right.
• Metered Parking is available on-site

From Northern/Central New Jersey (including Newark Airport)
• I-287 or I78 and then I-287 to Somerville (NJ).
• Rt. 202 South from Somerville 30 minutes to Toll Bridge over Delaware River.
• Exit right-hand side immediately after paying toll.
• Turn right at foot of off-ramp (South on Rt. 32 a.k.a. River Road)
• Continue into New Hope (5 minutes) through stop light at Bridge St. and Rt. 32/River Road
• Turn right onto Bridge Street (Rt 179)
• Continue on Bridge Street for approximately 1 block until you see New Hope and Ivyland Railroad on your right side.
• The next drive on your right will be Union Square.
• Metered Parking is available on-site

Parking
Union Square is a Pay and Display parking lot. Use the kiosks located throughout the parking lot to print a ticket and display on your dashboard.

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