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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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Great time for the whole family!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've had a membership for a couple years and found that it never pays off - we just don't want to go back that often because we don't live close. Probably for people living near the museum it might make more sense, but living 40 minutes away is a deal breaker for us. Overall, the museum is a lot of... More 

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Manistee, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had a great time!!! Very clean, and full of fun for the kids. We will definitely be returning in the future.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are great activities for all age children. The bubble area is always a favorite of my grandkids. You can spend as much or as little time as you have here and enjoy every minute of it.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent the day at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum and had a blast! The cost was $8.25 per person ages 1 and up. Bring hand sanitizer since little ones are touching everything. I think the big hit with our family was the play pizzarea, most of our visit was spent here (after scoping out the other areas). Lots of... More 

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Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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