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Iowa Children's Museum

Address: 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone Number: 319.625.6255
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Des Moines, IA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our kids (ages 6 and 8) have been here several times, but this was my first experience. I was very impressed. Even though it's clearly aimed at younger kids, I found myself thoroughly engrossed in several of the rooms. We spent a couple of hours, then left for lunch, and returned for a couple more hours. I don't know if... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not only was this so muh better than the Science Center in Des Moines for our 6 and 8 year olds-they give a half price admission discount to the military. What a deal!

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West Haven, Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You can use this as a destination for the grandkids several times,as they will only get through two or three areas in a three hour period, and then it's time for lunch or closing or grandparents' crashing.

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Quad Cities
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is a good place if your group averages under 9 years old. My girls were just too old to appreciate the exhibits to their fullest.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Incredible facility, staff and exhibits! This museum is one of a kind! It's so fun for children as well as adults! The staff is helpful, professional and they all seem happy to be there. The museum is clean and very easy to navigate. They are constantly updating and improving their exhibits. It's a great place to take your children. It's... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to take your children but it is not to friendly with exchanges in other parts of the country. Wish they also updated more often.

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Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
93 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a fun and good learning for the younger kids. I would say that most 3-5 year olds would have a great time. 6-8 year olds would like some things. Older than that are likely to be bored. Its a nice way to spend some time for the kids if you are at the mall, or just need to... More 

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Davison, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kids loved it nice and clean. Kept the kids busy, also loved that it was attached to a beautiful mall.

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North Liberty
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111 reviews 111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We bought a family membership for my daughter and her son for a Christmas present. Our grandson is 3 1/2 years old. While he was excited to go at first, he quickly became tired of it. When they moved back home with us, we tried to expand the family members who could take advantage of the membership (since we lived... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Prior to purchasing tickets at $8 a piece I asked what the age range for this museum was, and the answer was 4-11. There is no way an 11 year old is not bored after a half hour. My daughter is 6 years old and she enjoyed some aspects of the museum including the Lego room and the flight room;... More 

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