Building for Kids

Building for Kids, Appleton: Hours, Address, Building for Kids Reviews: 4.5/5

Building for Kids
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Building for Kids Children's Museum's mission is to empower children, engage parents and energize communities. We accomplish our mission by providing specially designed exhibits, programs and events. Our goal is to inspire, teach and reinforce curiosity.
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4.5
143 reviews
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321barbs
Wisconsin32 contributions
Great Kids Museum
Aug 2019
We were looking for a place to have some fun and Building for Kids was it! Our favorites were operating a crane, water gallery, giant foam building blocks and the balls moving through clear tubes area. Spent about 2 hours here. Would recommend to anyone with young children looking to spend an enjoyable day together.
Written September 7, 2019
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Wrights4
Cooranbong, NSW63 contributions
Lots of fun to be had
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a huge children’s museum with a lot of great features. Our toddlers had a great time. However it is understaffed. There were only a couple instances where I saw staff putting stuff back or monitoring things at all. My sister and I took it upon ourselves to tidy up areas our girls were in. I’m sure it is a lack of funding problem. Signs should be posted to encourage all adults present to keep things tidy. It takes an army of adults to keep up with a few busy kids! I would recommend this for children 10 and under for sure!
Written August 21, 2019
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disney62
Appleton, WI68 contributions
Great for younger children
Nov 2018
This is an awesome place to take younger children to learn and burn off some of that energy on a rainy day.
Written August 12, 2019
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Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it! We are glad you are having fun at the BFK!
Written August 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OsVi16
Appleton, WI17 contributions
Kids will have a blast
Oct 2018 • Family
This is a great place for kids & one of the largest children’s museums that we've been to (two floors of fun). They have a nice area for toddlers, life size fire truck & so much more.
Written July 3, 2019
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Ryan V
26 contributions
Great Spot!
Jun 2019 • Family
The art area is fantastic. Kids can create for hours. A space where kids have options and can spend hours. We will go again. Free if part of ASTC.
Written June 10, 2019
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lpf86
44 contributions
So much fun!!! Planning a trip to return!
Jun 2018 • Family
My husband is from Appleton, WI and we were on a vacation to visit family in June of 2018. The weather became stormy and in looking for something to do we discovered the Building for Kids! We have been talking about how amazing this place was since we left, and we have made plans to visit in June of this year too! My son was 18 months last year and still enjoyed the "toddler/baby" area but was also super into everything else, the firetruck area, the water room, the pretend car, etc. This year he will be 2.5 years old when we go and I know he'll be climbing the rope course through the center of the building that is a couple floors tall. Word to the wise - plan to stay the whole day and pack a lunch because we were not prepared for the toddler meltdown when we had to leave and he wasn't ready yet!
Written March 26, 2019
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Shari B
Neenah, WI35 contributions
Grandson LOVED it
Mar 2018 • Couples
We took our grandson to the Building for Kids and he had so much fun! Which meant we had fun too. He played and played. We will be back!!!
Written November 6, 2018
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Awesome! We are so glad you and your grandson had a great time - we hope to see you again soon!
Written November 12, 2018
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bfuhrmann49
Appleton, WI9 contributions
Kids wonderland
Nov 2017 • Family
This is a great place for kids of all ages, from activities to Science an beyond. Lots of Hands-On, loved the static ball, individual playroom area's (doctor office, home, school),Lots of open areas, one was a mock firetruck to climb on.

It's been a few years since we were there this review makes me want to visit again, activities are changing and new being added. Great place for a Rainy Day.
Written October 5, 2018
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WisconsinChristi
Wisconsin191 contributions
Fun, fun, Fun
Aug 2018 • Family
This place is a lot of fun for small children. It feels like they need to do a lot of small updates to improve the experience. New firefighter coats and hats, fresh toys are needed in many of the exhibits, repair ball tubes that don't work, more clips in the art area for artwork, places to dry pictures and pick up later, etc.
Written August 28, 2018
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Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to send us feedback! We appreciate it! We are going to be doing some updates in September and we will be looking into replacements for some of the items you have listed (and items that need to be fixed!) Thanks again, we hope you can come back and play again soon!
Written August 30, 2018
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Margie G
Las Vegas, NV14 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2018 • Family
We spent most up the day exploring with a 6 month old and 2 year old. There was many things for both to do.
Written August 3, 2018
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Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by to explore at the BFK! We are so glad you had fun and hope you can come back again soon!
Written August 4, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Building for Kids is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM