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The Building for Kids

100 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
9207343226
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: The Building for Kids Children's Museum believes in "building imagination, creativity, and confidence" in our community's youth, from crawlers through... more » Owner description: The Building for Kids Children's Museum believes in "building imagination, creativity, and confidence" in our community's youth, from crawlers through age 7. As a non-profit children's museum, we accomplish this mission through providing a safe space for families to learn through play by exploring hands-on, educational exhibits, as well as curriculum-based classes for field trips and special programs throughout the year. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place needs a little more attention on cleanliness. The attractions are there for so long and kids get board. Water area seems dirty. Learn some skills from the Green Bay museum....that place is fantastic.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Formerly called the "Children's Museum", it has hands on permanent exhibits that children love - there is a construction crane, a fire truck, a convenience store, all full sized, and fun for anyone. Then there are the special exhibits, that are there for a time and are featured. Some favorite characters, like Clifford stop in from time to time. There... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Been here several times for birthday parties and special events, but as a paying customer its a little pricey. I do understand its a non profit place, but needs to be a tad bit affordable. I like there is a lot of different stations around the building for kids. Love seeing kids smile.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Great place to bring the little kids during the cold winter months, or any rainy day! Lots of hands on activities, small gift shop, and normally fairly clean! Can be busy at times, but lots of fun!

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This museum has 2 floors of hours of non-stop fun for kids. I would recommend spending am afternoon here.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

The Building for kids looks more interesting from the outside than it is. It is essentially an indoor playground for young children. There is a model Kwik Trip, hospital nursery, and places to climb. It seems mostly suited for kids from preschool age to 2nd grade. My major issue is that there are very few places for adults to sit.... More

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BFKCM, Manager at The Building for Kids, responded to this review

The Building for Kids Children's Museum believes in building imagination, creativity, and confidence in our community's youth, from crawlers through age 7. As a non-profit children's museum, we accomplish this mission through providing a safe space for families to learn through play by exploring hands-on, educational exhibits, as well as curriculum-based classes for field trips, special programs, and family events.... More

Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My daughter is getting a little too old now but fro younger kids this is great. The exhibits are made for the kids to play in and enjoy while they learn

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Niceville, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My kids absolutely loved the Building for Kids. We spent nearly six hours there, closing the place down, and the kids would have stayed longer if it wasn't closing. There is so much to do here, from all the hands-on interactive exhibits to the art area where the kids painted and made a craft. Note to others - go to... More

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Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Took my 2 year old grandson on a rainy morning and he had a blast! There is so much to do he hardly knew where to start. We just trailed along behind him as he wandered from one area to the next, stopping to drive the fire engine or work the "digger". After 2 hours, it was lunch time but... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful water play area, lots of good traveling exhibits and nice location in downtown Appleton, across from the new Houdini square.

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