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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 #13 of 37 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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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.

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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The staff was very friendly and there was a good amount of things for little ones to do; the objects seemed to be a little worn though and not so clean.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum is great for families. It is clean and well-staffed. There is an area reserved for toddlers. The museum includes a wide range of hands on activities. Great for a couple of hours or a day. Bring your camera!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of stuff going on. Kids love the freedom to run from event to event. Too expensive, as they charge adults even though you are there as a guardian and not a participant. Best to hunt up discount coupons before arriving. we lasted about three hours and it was time to go. Kids LOVE it.

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MI
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our 2 yr old grand loved almost everything! We loved all the interactive opportunities. Would have liked to see more staff or volunteers keeping the areas picked up/organized. One thing I didnt care for was the openess of the upper stairwell area.

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Lowell, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The fee is reasonable and the interactive art for children is amazing. Both your children and yourself will not only be glad you made this trip you will be in awe.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great Museum for kids with lots of activities for children! Liked everything about the museum if you have kids and visiting Grand Rapids than a must!

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
103 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My nieces and I had a super-fun time here playing with blocks on the first floor, and then we were amazed on the second floor. We learned about music, made a furniture-fort, made crafts and played with bubbles. This is more of a giant play place than a museum, but the kiddos weren't upset by that in the least.

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Macomb, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is an awesome museum for children and adults alike! It feels like a trip back in time machine. What a wonderful way for children to experience history! Fun and exciting!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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