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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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Fun for an Afternoon...

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... read more

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

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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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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Highland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Two floors of fun and lots to do. The kids had a blast with all the exhibits and play areas. It was difficult to keep track of my kids as they hit the door and disbursed. Fun for all ages.

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Fremont, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My youngest loved going here. They had many children there. Some so old and not watched very well. I saw some bully problems. They need more staff walking around. Overall it is great idea and lots of fun for the kids.

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Address: 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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