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Iowa Children's Museum

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Address: 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone Number: 319.625.6255
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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So fun so much to do

I have an 8 year old and a now 2 year old. We decided to go to this museum because we have spring fever and are a little bored with our local children's museum. This museum is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Lindsey A
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Davenport, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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188 reviews 188 reviews
53 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It rubs me wrong when a venue charges for admittance but has nothing targeted for you. My 3 year old and 6 year old had a great time and I'm glad they did but I feel like charging what they do for adults makes little sense when there is little for adults to do/see and absolutely zero comfortable seating for... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have an 8 year old and a now 2 year old. We decided to go to this museum because we have spring fever and are a little bored with our local children's museum. This museum is two floors of fun. My kids absolutely loved it. The museum is split into several small exhibits which are all interactive. My kids... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
96 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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