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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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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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A spacious area with so many activities! From role play to music to building blocks to water play... There really are too many to mention! Kids of all ages have a wonderful time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Elly-vL
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A spacious area with so many activities! From role play to music to building blocks to water play... There really are too many to mention! Kids of all ages have a wonderful time although I think you do need to bring a child in order to enter. One of the best children's museum I've been to.

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Walker, Michigan
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took the 18 month Grand daughter and she had a blast. Did not want to leave. She really loved the pots and pans in the mini kitchen and banging the big drums on 2nd floor. As this place is for range of ages, there was quite a lot beyond her age, but plenty to check out

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Thank James J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my 18 month old son here for a couple of hours. He was a little overwhelmed at first but once he settled in he had a blast. It was very creative and definitely a great place for kids to play.

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Thank Teresa L
Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE the GR Children's Museum and always get a yearly membership. My kids love it. The permanent exhibits - the downtown Grand Rapids play area, the bubbles, musical instruments, and more - are great, but we also love the things that rotate in and out, especially the play construction area. They also have a great area cordoned off for... More 

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Thank Jamie R
Kalamazoo
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum several times with our three year old. Each time we are never disappointed with the various exhibits that are changing and things to do! The museum is always very clean and the staff is always very helpful.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained and lots of stuff for my five year old to do. Parking can be a hassle because you need yo feed the meter every so often.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A nice variety of hands on fun. Most of the fun is tailored for children under 14 years of age. If you are on a budget like me, go on the discount day. But, if you don't like crowds, but willing pay some extra money, go on the non-discount days.

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Thank Ronald C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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172 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We have a grandparent membership so that we can bring our 4 year old and 16 month old grand kids here. Membership is like $75, for a family so it's worth it if you will be coming several times during the year. Pus membership allows you to go to other children museums and the Kroc Center at various times during... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We spend a couple of hours here during our visit to Grand Rapids. Plenty of different exhibits to keep kids entertained. Nothing high tech and probably geared a bit more towards toddler / young kids age vs. 'tweens. Everything seemed clean and well maintained. Worth a visit with the little ones if you have the time.

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Milnesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a great place to take kids. A lot of inter active kid friendly things to do. Great exhibits too. I stopped to see the art displayed for "Artprize"

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