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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 #14 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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.

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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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Portage, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 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 :).

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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

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Northville, Michigan
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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

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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