Plan Your Visit
CHOM is located at 2213 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa, next to City Hall.
Know Before You Visit
Some items are better left in the car. No weapons of any kind are allowed in the museum. No food, drink, or outside toys are allowed in the museum. Baby bottles are currently allowed; sippy cups are not.
A limited number of free lockers are provided to guests for food, sippy cups, water bottles, toys, backpacks/bags and personal belongings if they wish to use them.
Backpacks/large bags are not allowed in the exhibits. Guests arriving with backpacks, bags, and stroller bag storage will be asked to open them before being admitted. Bags and belongings may be stored in one of the free lockers provided. If you do not wish to open your backpack/bag or leave it in a locker, you will be asked to take it to your car.
Shoes must be worn in the museum. Waterproof diaper coverings must be worn over cloth diapers, disposable diapers and over brands such as ‘Thirsties’, ‘Bum Genius’, ‘Easy Ups’, etc.
A Nursing Nook is located on the Lower Level for those who wish to use it – just ask at Admission Desk for the key.
Buses should load/unload in the Bus Loading Zone directly in front of CHOM. This area is for bus drop off and pick up only. Personal vehicles may park in any legal street parking space, or in the City’s Intermodal Parking Deck. Parking for personal vehicles in the City Parking Deck is FREE. The Parking Deck is located around the corner on 7th Street and 23rd Avenue, adjoining Government Plaza. Monday through Friday street parking is limited to two hours; $15 parking tickets are issued by the City. Visitors may leave the museum to move their car if needed and will be readmitted. Weekend street parking is free of charge throughout downtown in unrestricted areas.
A number of fast food and fine dining restaurants are located near the museum and are either within walking distance or a short few blocks drive away. Also, River Road Park and Capitol Park have picnic facilities available. Outside food and drink are not permitted inside the museum. Although we offer exhibit experiences and many programs for our very youngest guests, we are unable to permit food and drink for this age within the museum.
CHOM is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm; and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm. The museum is closed Sundays and all major holidays. Please call the museum before visiting on major holidays or check our website calendar for details.