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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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Tons of fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Highland, Michigan
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Highland, Michigan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Grandville, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have had a membership since we became grandparents. Our grandchildren are 3 years and 1 year. They love going to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum to blow giant bubbles, 'drive' the bright yellow VW Bug, play doctor, paramedic or firefighter, go grocery shopping or run a pizzaria, watch a puppet show or play musical instruments. Of course we always... More 

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Farwell, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My granddaughter loved it! She had fun in every area. Lots of fun and learning for children. I will be bringing her back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fun for a 5 year old and under. We are from out of town and did not look around much before we paid. We had an 11 year old with us. So it was a waste of money for us. $25 The younger kids even toddlers would have a blast.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We usually go here 3 to 4 times a year. It's 16 or $17 for me and my one son but you can do an annual membership for $60. They change the exhibits frequently and offer member Mondays which aren't as busy.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love to visit with my young kids because there is so much to do for all of them (6, 3.5 and 11mos). We visit mostly during the weekdays when it is not very busy. It's great because my kids get to do what they want without having to fight or wait too long to play. Great staff and facilities.

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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Looking for something to do when its cold or wet outside? The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is a great place to go. There is plenty to do for all kids' age ranges, and they regularly have extra special events scheduled on the weekends. The last time we were there, they had a puppeteer come in and do a show and... More 

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Hilton Head SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The grandkids (ages 1.5 to 6) loved all the things to do at the Museum. Spent a wonderful 3-hours there with them, and could have spent more time.

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Grayling, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great day at the museum, kids had a blast so did the adults. The only downside to this place is parking and food. There is some parking on the street but not much and the lot that is around the corner is very expensive at $2 per half hour or $12 maximum. We stayed at the museum... More 

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