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Address: 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: +1 919-933-1455
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Description: 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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Great fun for the little ones

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
slandis2007
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Durham, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
69 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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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 

Massillon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

At first I wasn't sure I was at the right place; it's on the back side of a strip mall, and couldn't be less museum-like in appearance. It's very small; I hope they get the funds to make it larger because my 19 month old nephew loved it. Docents were there to make suggestions, and I'm glad the toddler room... More 

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Kidzu, Manager at Kidzu Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Kidzu. As a nonprofit Kidzu is dedicated to providing our community with interactive environments that support learning through play. You’ll be happy to know Kidzu is starting small but growing, in the Fall of 2013, to a new larger location at University Mall. Kidzu is also dedicated to a safe and clean environment for... More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a very nice but very small kids museum. They have lots of puzzles, books, construction/building toys and a nice little kitchen cafe. My 3 year old spent a very happy 2 hours there. It is right in downtown Chapel Hill so a nice part of a day- not an all day thing. I do think they are planning... More 

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Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

First of all, "museum" is a huge overstatement. There are three small rooms plus small arts-and-crafts corner and a tiny (and drafty!) area for the kids under 24 months. There was some very strong mildewy smell in the air. Some toys and decorations seemed rather worn and yucky. Fortunately, our 3 year old was happy to leave shortly after arrival... More 

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Roswell
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I took my 2 children, ages 4 and 7, here on Sunday to have some playtime and they had a blast. The place is not very big and can get crowded on Sundays since it is free but it will keep your kids busy for an hour or two. This is really good if your kids are bored from walking... More 

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