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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 #11 of 36 attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Troy, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We decided to take our two year old here. We got there close to it opening in the morning. Good part was street parking was free on the weekend. Our little one was mesmerized by being able to explore the whole place and there was no worry for her to break anything. Highly recommend this for kids!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

There are always fun activies going on to keep the kids busy. Being a member is a great benefit. The special evening programs are lots of fun and great food.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our two year old Grandson had never been here so we decided to take him....He had a blast....this place is very toddler freindly. Lots of activities for all ages. We all enjoyed it.

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Wyoming, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Kids had a great time but I wouldn't go more then once a year for the price and they don't really change the activitys inside often.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Been there twice now and think it's way better than any other children's museum we've ever visited! The employees are friendly and helpful and the exhibits move around and change. The price is worth the experience!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our kids aged 12 and 8 found the museum to be a little young for their tastes. I would suggest it is better suited to younger kids. Although my wife and I had fun! And the bees are really cool.

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