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The Building for Kids

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Address: 100 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5735
Phone Number: 19207343226
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Building for Kids Children's Museum's mission is to empower children,...

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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Fun For Kids

This museum is fully hands-on and fun for little kids. Water room, art projects, special exhibits, walk in jet planes, bakeries, restaurants, etc. Cute gift shop. Parking is on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is fully hands-on and fun for little kids. Water room, art projects, special exhibits, walk in jet planes, bakeries, restaurants, etc. Cute gift shop. Parking is on the street and not always easy.

Thank Sarahjay192
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's a great place to let the kids be free to explore. The tree house is always a hit as are the dropping balls. There is an art room where kids can do many different crafts. Kids love playing in the gas station store. There is a shop that has many educational toys to purchase. Well worth the cost of... More 

Thank Lori H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I have taken my kid here a few times. It is a great was to learn and have fun at the same time. If you have multiple kids I recommend have multiple adults so the kids can split up and explore.

Thank Karmen H
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very Clean. Always Fun for my little one (especially on a rainy or snowy day). Lots of fun rooms and areas to play for a variety of ages. The staff is very helpful and kind. (Just expect to get wet if you enter the water room! Lesson Learned) Have great activities throughout the year. We ask for a membership from... More 

Thank Danielle S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Took my Pre K class with parents here for a morning of fun. The kids had a blast, the parents got to play like kids and the class we had about the 5 senses was wonderful hands on learning. I will be taking my future Pre K classes back!

Thank Mary Vandenbush B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We love the Building for Kids - so much that we bought a membership. A great way to spend time with our grandkids. The exhibits are very well maintained and age appropriate. So many different things for them to do, you can easily spend hours there!

Thank Wendy M
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Our two granddaughters were visiting from out of state and this was a great place to take them. They are 10 and 8 years old and they had so much fun participating in the various activities ( making ice cream, arts and crafts, etc.). There is enough there to see and do that we were there for over 3 hours.

Thank Joseph T
Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

While visiting grandson, we went to the Building for Kids Children's Museum. Hands on exhibits, mostly donated from local manufacturers, were great. We could hardly get the boy to move from one exhibit to the next. We had to "bribe" him to get him to leave. The sponsors, Gulfstream, Pierce Fire Engines, Boldt Construction, Thrivent Financial and others, deserve praise... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Went on the fire truck, airplane, and the crane. It's a great place for younger children. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love bringing kids to this place (however, if you have more than two children this gets a little pricey). The kids have so much fun to check out groceries, play dress-up, "fly" an airplane, climb in and out of a nose and so much more. Great for boys and girls and it keeps them entertained for a few hours.... More 

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