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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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Kids had lots of fun, the variety of activities was great, clean environment, safe, younger kids (5 & 6) found it more enjoyable than older (9 & 11). Activities were inviting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Langley, Arkansas
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Langley, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Kids had lots of fun, the variety of activities was great, clean environment, safe, younger kids (5 & 6) found it more enjoyable than older (9 & 11). Activities were inviting even for adult involvement. We would go again if we were in the area in the future.

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Oakland County, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The kids had a good time here. We on a Saturday as soon as they opened for the day. They really enjoyed the little play store and taking their own shopping carts to do "grocery shopping", also the magnet wheel was a hit, (with the adults as well). There were several areas of interest: bubbles, dominoes, musical, veterinarian, farm, beehive,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

As far as children's museums go, this one is a bit small - good news is - there isn't far for little ones to go. But it is fun for an afternoon! I would rather go here in the winter than in summer. There are fun activities for kids. We have had some great times here.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We visited the children's museum on a rainy Thursday. Parking was a challenge. Though we found a parking space right in front of the museum, it was metered parking and we only had enough change for about an hour, even after I emptied my wallet of all quarters, dimes and nickels. There's probably a parking garage somewhere nearby, but this... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a fun place for those with younger children. My son enjoyed it when he was under ten. Most recently, though, he has not enjoyed it as much. Most of the activities are best for toddlers, and younger elementary aged kids. They do have some exhibits that change, though, so check their website before planning a trip to see... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited the GR Children's Museum while in town for a tournament. It was the only attraction we had time for during the trip. While the kids had fun, I found the exhibits to be a little more just playing than learning. Even my 6 year old asked why it was called a museum because they only played. I explained... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great place to take the kids. Thursday night is family night, and admission is reduced which is helpful if you have a large family. The kids love to explore all of the various exhibits. The bubble exhibit was always my boys favorite place.

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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

While on a recent trip to Grand Rapids I wanted to get together with two different friends that both have two children and thought this would be a good place to meet up. My friends don't really know each other so meeting at one of their houses would be uncomfortable and kids get bored shopping. I was at this museum... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Awesome place to take young children!!! So many hands on exhibits for them to try & learn!! A must for anyone visiting the area, or if you're local!!!!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My kids always have a blast there! There are always new things going on. Very hands on. I always enjoy myself while I'm there.

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Address: 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-235-4726
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids

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