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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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11:00 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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Great place for kids!

I've been here several times with nieces and nephews. Its a great place for kids under 10. I think kids older than that would think its boring.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
tkb953
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Coralville, Iowa

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Coralville, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been here several times with nieces and nephews. Its a great place for kids under 10. I think kids older than that would think its boring.

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Thank tkb953
Aurora, IL
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144 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really cool place for kids to come and stretch their imaginations! A great way to spend a rainy afternoon, learning, playing, and pretending. Our daughter loves pretending to run a restaurant, being a doctor, taking the lead role in a play, and going down the large slide. Another favorite is climbing in the cock pit of a... More 

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Thank musthavebeachsun
North Liberty
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172 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We've given memberships to our daughter for her son to use, but it is a hassle no matter what you do at the front counter. The staff isn't that friendly or helpful, the restrooms are a mess and dirty, and the play rooms look like they haven't been cleaned in over a year. How often do they change their rooms?... More 

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Thank Lisa M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

[NOTE: Military ID card gets you 50% off. With the ID, we paid $20 for 1 senior, 2 adults, 1 teen and 1 child.] We visited the Museum (the definition of museum seems to be changing??) with adults, a 13 year old boy, and a 5 year old girl. The adults and 13-y-o had the most fun with the robotic... More 

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Thank ColoScotty
North Liberty, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I experienced this with a 4-year old. Hours of smiles with what seemed like endless options for adventure. From making pizza using plastic options to the pneumatic tubed that sucked up scarfs and yarn balls it was exciting to see the adventures thru the eyes of a child. My only concern was for children that are heavier. The theater area... More 

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Thank Davian B
North Liberty, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Good for younger children but gets boring for those 10 and above. There is one Friday evening per month when it is free, but of course crowded.

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Thank Barbara M
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Took grandchildren ages 3 to 10. From the grocery store to post office, dentist, restaurant and craft centers, this community for children offers hours of creative and educational opportunity. Great place to spend a half day or more!

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Thank Darwin H
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This place is great for young kids under 10. There are lot of exhibits and designed to spend at least few minutes for everyone (Adults too). I liked to the ball dropping room especially. It is right in the heart of mall, so taking a break for shopping or food is very convenient. Most important is that this place is... More 

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Amana, Iowa
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Yes, it is a bunch of silly kid's stuff.... if you weren't prepared for that by the NAME of the place, then that is your fault. There are many stations for your child(ren) to learn about many things. The time before last when we went, we spent a long time playing on the theater stage. Last time we went it... More 

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Thank Acetriad
Pekin, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were here on a Thursday Mid July 2015. We are members of the children's museum where we live so we were able to take advantage of the reciprocal admission (half off). The desk staff were very nice and the museum is large with tons to do. It seemed to me to be very busy when we visited, there was... More 

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