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.
Backpacks, large bags and large purses are not
allowed beyond the Admission Desk. Guests arriving with backpacks, large bags or purses, and stroller bag storage will be asked to open them before being admitted. If you do not wish to open your backpack/bag, 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.
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.
Under 1 year: Free
1 – 64 years: $9
65+ years: $8
Military Discount: $1 off admission for each person with current military ID
Museum Members with valid membership: Free
CHOM is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 – 4:00pm. The museum is closed Monday & Sundays and all major holidays. Please call the museum before visiting on major holidays or check our website calendar for details.