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The Building for Kids

100 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Hartland, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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