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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Address: 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-235-4726
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing...
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Type: Children's Museums, 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 live beehive, learn the magic of mirrors and more.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are great activities for all age children. The bubble area is always a favorite of my grandkids. You can spend as much or as little time as you have here and enjoy every minute of it.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent the day at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum and had a blast! The cost was $8.25 per person ages 1 and up. Bring hand sanitizer since little ones are touching everything. I think the big hit with our family was the play pizzarea, most of our visit was spent here (after scoping out the other areas). Lots of... More 

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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The staff was very friendly and there was a good amount of things for little ones to do; the objects seemed to be a little worn though and not so clean.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum is great for families. It is clean and well-staffed. There is an area reserved for toddlers. The museum includes a wide range of hands on activities. Great for a couple of hours or a day. Bring your camera!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of stuff going on. Kids love the freedom to run from event to event. Too expensive, as they charge adults even though you are there as a guardian and not a participant. Best to hunt up discount coupons before arriving. we lasted about three hours and it was time to go. Kids LOVE it.

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MI
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our 2 yr old grand loved almost everything! We loved all the interactive opportunities. Would have liked to see more staff or volunteers keeping the areas picked up/organized. One thing I didnt care for was the openess of the upper stairwell area.

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Lowell, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Rabat, Morocco
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266 reviews 266 reviews
116 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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8 reviews 8 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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