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The Building for Kids

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Address: 100 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
Phone Number: 9207343226
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Building for Kids Children's Museum believes in "building imagination...
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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The Building for Kids offers a large variety of activities for families of young children. Plan on staying a few hours if your kids have the stamina...there are plenty of things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Building for Kids offers a large variety of activities for families of young children. Plan on staying a few hours if your kids have the stamina...there are plenty of things to do and a lot of space so it doesn't feel cramped like other children's museums. We prefer to go after lunch since it's typically less crowded. Also, visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I love TBFK, However we don't get there too often because admission hovers around 7-8 dollars. Which is fine to pay for my daughter to enjoy herself in a safe, fun and educational environment, but that isn't per child it's per PERSON. So if her dad and I want to bring her together we are dropping $24 just to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had been here YEARS ago but were recently back in town so we stopped in for a couple visits during our week long stay in the area. Our kids ages 4-14 all managed to find something to do for a couple hours. The treehouse was a hit - nice to have some active play inside on a hot day.... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to take the kids; we have been members for 2 years and even had a birthday party there. Best for the 8 years and under crowd - it is big enough for a few hour trip and has some interesting interactive exhibits

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lots of activities for kids of all ages. Great for learning, exploring, and fun. They have a fantastic Halloween program and events throughout the year. Admission is a little pricey so my family of 5 doesn't make it a daily stop in the summer, but we go on occasion. Probably 4x a year.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We brought our one year old here! He loved the toddler area and the water play area the best! It's definitely a place I will take him as he gets older too because there is so many fun things to do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited in November 2014 and our kids had a blast! Our kids were almost 4 years old and 10 months old at the time and they didn't want to leave... even after being there for 3+ hours. We will definitely be back and would recommend this to anyone looking to keep their kids entertained!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a favorite place to take my daughter. It's big enough to allow plenty of space for each activity yet not so huge that you worry about losing your child. We really enjoy the art & drama area & spend a lot of time painting & playing make-believe. Also the mini stores & doll daycare on the first floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took our 6 year old daughter here while on vacation and it was really great! There are plenty of fun and educational activities to do. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And at only $7.50 to get in its a great value.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My kids had such a great time at this location. They loved being able to paint as well as the water exhibit. There is a giant tree house to climb around. Another favorite was the room that had the balls in it through the air tubes, however, it seemed to not be working that well. My only complaint is the... More 

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