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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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Address: 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-235-4726
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Description: Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both...
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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Granddaughter loved it.

My granddaughter loved it! She had fun in every area. Lots of fun and learning for children. I will be bringing her back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Farwell, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My granddaughter loved it! She had fun in every area. Lots of fun and learning for children. I will be bringing her back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fun for a 5 year old and under. We are from out of town and did not look around much before we paid. We had an 11 year old with us. So it was a waste of money for us. $25 The younger kids even toddlers would have a blast.

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106 reviews 106 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We usually go here 3 to 4 times a year. It's 16 or $17 for me and my one son but you can do an annual membership for $60. They change the exhibits frequently and offer member Mondays which aren't as busy.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love to visit with my young kids because there is so much to do for all of them (6, 3.5 and 11mos). We visit mostly during the weekdays when it is not very busy. It's great because my kids get to do what they want without having to fight or wait too long to play. Great staff and facilities.

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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Looking for something to do when its cold or wet outside? The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is a great place to go. There is plenty to do for all kids' age ranges, and they regularly have extra special events scheduled on the weekends. The last time we were there, they had a puppeteer come in and do a show and... More 

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Hilton Head SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The grandkids (ages 1.5 to 6) loved all the things to do at the Museum. Spent a wonderful 3-hours there with them, and could have spent more time.

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Grayling, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great day at the museum, kids had a blast so did the adults. The only downside to this place is parking and food. There is some parking on the street but not much and the lot that is around the corner is very expensive at $2 per half hour or $12 maximum. We stayed at the museum... More 

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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've had a membership for a couple years and found that it never pays off - we just don't want to go back that often because we don't live close. Probably for people living near the museum it might make more sense, but living 40 minutes away is a deal breaker for us. Overall, the museum is a lot of... More 

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Manistee, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had a great time!!! Very clean, and full of fun for the kids. We will definitely be returning in the future.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 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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