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Address: 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: +1 919-933-1455
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young...

Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through creative play. Come experience Kidzu's new Launch Pad at University Mall —make, build, explore and learn in this amazing location! Our space is brimming with fun and engaging exhibits including refreshed tried and true favorites like The Makery, Gravitron, and Farm to Fork plus several spectacular new exhibits: The Forest Theatre, a large-scale climbing wall, and the immense Tarheel Treehouse! In addition to these kids-powered exhibits areas for children infant to tweens, the New Launch Pad offers a wealth of new programs and activities related to arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), child health and wellness and emerging literacy.

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Very small but clean

The Kidzu museum is very small, like a large school classroom with sections blocked off for pretend, building, and crafts. There is a nice starter rock climbing wall to try as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my 7 and 6 year old cousins because it was a rainy day and once we entered they did not want to leave! There are tons of activites for children to do and lots of imaginative play. It was clean and had a lovley staff.

Thank robyno o
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Was disappointed to find out that they close half of the museum every day from 12:30-2. The rest if the museum is small and geered more towards toddlers. Found it to be quite expensive for what's offered.

Thank skp0001
Apex, North Carolina
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We love Kidzu! Our daughter, now a preschooler, asks to come here almost every week. It was nice even when it was in a tiny space in the mall, but now that it's in a bigger area, it's so much better. There are multiple stations for kids to explore, including craft areas, science areas, and many different imagination areas. The... More 

Thank haettenichtgedacht
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The Kidzu museum is very small, like a large school classroom with sections blocked off for pretend, building, and crafts. There is a nice starter rock climbing wall to try as well as a tree house that's nice. A lot of the other play is stuff we could do at home but It's clean and air conditioned.

2 Thank slphoto
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When our grandchildren visited, we decided to take them to Kidzu. Even in their temporary location (at the time), everything was set up so the kids could move around easily. The staff is attentive while allowing the little ones to explore - they provided structure while allowing them to have fun and learn at the same time.

Thank Pam C
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Our family loves Kidzu. Great place to explore and let out energy. Especially on hot summer days. Definitely worth getting a membership or summer pass if you plan to go a lot. It's a little pricey otherwise but with a membership it's totally worth it. We wish it were somewhere else maybe. That old rundown mall isn't the best place... More 

Thank slandis2007
Chapel Hill, NC
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When my granddaughter visits, our trips to downtown ususally include a stop at the Kidzu Children's Museum. The hands on activities are so fun and each time, we discover something new.

1 Thank CHTarheel
Old Hickory, Tennessee
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224 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We took our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter here and she was thrilled with the play areas, especially the restaurant and the fishing boat. She fed bones to Clifford the Big Red Dog, a special exhibit area. The place was packed on this cold Saturday morning and we understand why. It is a great place for parents of small children... More 

2 Thank GwensGramma
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Kidzu Children's Museum is perfect place to visit, when you are in Chapel Hill city-center with children. Free on Saturday.

1 Thank Denys C
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I rarely write reviews but I have felt compelled to do so since leaving this place. This place is nothing short than a "pay for the day" daycare where the parents follow around their kids but much smaller. There was one semi discovery museum like contraption that puts balls through a tube an down a tunnel. This seems to be... More 

10 Thank Melissa S
Kidzu, Manager at Kidzu Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Kidzu and your review. As a nonprofit, Kidzu is dedicated to providing our community with interactive environments that support learning through play. In our current location we are very limited, due to space constraints, on how many areas of activity we can provide. You’ll be happy to know Kidzu is starting small but growing,... More 

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