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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-235-4726
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Ranked #12 of 36 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, where they play with slippery bubbles, study a... more » Owner description: Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, where they play with slippery bubbles, study a live beehive, learn the magic of mirrors and more. « less
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Lowell, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The fee is reasonable and the interactive art for children is amazing. Both your children and yourself will not only be glad you made this trip you will be in awe.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great Museum for kids with lots of activities for children! Liked everything about the museum if you have kids and visiting Grand Rapids than a must!

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Columbus, Ohio
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215 reviews 215 reviews
87 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My nieces and I had a super-fun time here playing with blocks on the first floor, and then we were amazed on the second floor. We learned about music, made a furniture-fort, made crafts and played with bubbles. This is more of a giant play place than a museum, but the kiddos weren't upset by that in the least.

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Macomb, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is an awesome museum for children and adults alike! It feels like a trip back in time machine. What a wonderful way for children to experience history! Fun and exciting!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We brought our niece to the museum and it was a lot of fun, The only downside is that it's more of a giant indoor playground than a museum. She had a blast and the big kid inside of me did too. If you have kids and bring them here just know that they will ware themselves out in less... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our grandkids love to play here on super hot or rainy days. They especially enjoy the bubble area, watching the bees, and working the "shops."

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Champaign
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We came here with our family of children 4-11, at first we where worried if there will be activities for the older kids. In the end there was so much to do, we did not even get to see the whole place. The front desk staff where very friendly and welcoming. The other staff on the floor, some where awesome,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Awkward to be closed on Mondays. Place looked like a lot of fun, hoping to revisit on our way back home to Indiana.

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had fun at the childrens museum, but building contains many safety hazards that could result in you child getting hurt as mind did. The exposed brick corners are jagged, and when my 20 month old child knelt down to get a golf ball she bruised her forehead on the corner. These should be covered or padded in my opinion.... More

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Wyoming, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I must admit that as an adult, I enjoy this museum as much as my son. Plenty of things to do for everyone. Very helpful staff.

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