We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-235-4726
Website
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    31
    7
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyoming, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portage, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My daughter loves the Grand Rapids Children Museum. They change their exhibits regularly which makes each trip unique. They also have special events such as family nights. As you enter there is a small door for only kids to enter through which my daughter really enjoys and it just adds that extra touch of excitement for children :).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Children's Museum is heaven for toddlers. Our two year old can spend hours there which is why we ended up buying a membership/pass. She loves playing with bubbles, the cash register/groceries and in the construction zone. The only downside here is that there isn't any supervision from staff that ensures that each child gets a turn. Many parents just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northville, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This Children's Museum is extremely interactive, absolutely everything is hands on. Young children learn through play and this is a great place to learn. At first I thought it was a little small, I was expecting bigger from what everyone else has said, but it in fact provided hours of fun for my 4 year old son. Facility was really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If I had a very young child - toddler to about 5, and I lived nearby, I would buy a pass to bring the child in to play. There is not much here for anyone over 5. If I'm visiting grand rapids - there are a lot of better places to visit for the money. Spending $10 a person to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chesterfield, Michigan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We visited with our three children ages 5 to 10. Despite being a little older for a children's museum, they still found plenty of hands on activities to keep them occupied. Bathrooms were clean and hand sanitizer was available throughout the building. Plenty of staff were seen actively engaging the children in play of various types, picking up the toys,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake Odessa, Michigan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our 4 & 5 year old grandkids thought this was like a big playhouse, but the two 17 year old girls we brought were too old for the type of fun here. It was very hands on which the smaller kids enjoyed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Cons: Expensive to get in. Hardly any people working, mostly just front desk and at the top of the stairs. Other childrens museums we've gone to have had people working in all area's doing something special like a craft or sort of cleaning up an area (and yes, kids will destroy it again). General lack of interactiveness from the museum... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Grand Rapids Children's Museum also viewed

 
Grand Rapids, Kent County
Grand Rapids, Kent County
 

Been to Grand Rapids Children's Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grand Rapids Children's Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing