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The Building for Kids

Address: 100 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
Phone Number: 9207343226
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: The Building for Kids Children's Museum believes in "building imagination, creativity, and...
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Type: Children's Museums, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My mother in law and I took my four kids ages 1, 3, 5 and 6 for an afternoon. My kids had tons of fun! There are so many great activities for them! We started in the art center and there was painting, sand, play doh, a play kitchen, books and many other things to do! They had a few... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is an excellent place to bring your children for fun and exercise. Especially in Wisconsin with the long cold winters. This lets families have a place to play and stay warm.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Located in downtown Appleton. Many activities at many levels for kids. A great place for kids to pretend, learn, and burn off steam.

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Villecchia, Liguria, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were looking for some place to take a very lively 3 year old on a cool damp day. This was perfect. So much for him to do and play with. We spent the whole afternoon and had to carry him out at the end of the day. The staff were very friendly and constantly tidying up any stray toys... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited in August 2014 with our 6 & 8 year olds. Had low expectations because the website recommends the place for kids 7 & under. Turns out we were pleasantly surprised, both kids had a great time---lots of hands on things to do that were creative and 'not too babyish'--to quote my 8 year old. The Building For Kids happens... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My kids love this place. There is a nice area for children under 3 and the rest of the building has tons of activities. There is so,e work that needs to be done to fix some broken parts of the exhibits but overall, it's still tons of fun for the kids. If you plan on visiting more than once during... More 

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Suring, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have been here several times. My daughter seems to enjoy different aspects every time we go. I personally like the art studio for the kids. There are some areas that have broken parts to displays and do not work like they should. These have been like this for years though and I doubt it is a priority, such as... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Took my 4-year old son and niece here and they absolutely loved it! There is plenty to do so plan for at least 3 hours. We are from Milwaukee and it was great to use our Discovery World museum pass to get free admission as a reciprocal site! For anyone who is familiar with Betty Brinn children's museum in Milwaukee,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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