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Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Kids had a blast!

We were visiting from out of town with small children and this was highly recommended. The kids had... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
cfi360
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Dallas, Texas
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Great museum

Visited while killing time down here. We love going to Children's museums and our son loved it... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
210colint
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit. Learning through play is what our exhibits are about, and you're encouraged to touch, feel and play your way through...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting from out of town with small children and this was highly recommended. The kids had a great time as well as the adults. It is not too expensive and was not crowdedMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cfi360
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hi! Thank you for taking time to review Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! We're so glad we were recommended to you, and that you all enjoyed your visit! We also appreciate your comments on admission and experiences here. Hopefully you'll return for more fun if...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Visited while killing time down here. We love going to Children's museums and our son loved it. Lots to do for toddlers up to older childrenMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 210colint
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to review the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! It's wonderful to hear that you visit children's museums, and especially great to hear that your son loved his visit to CHOM - it makes all we do worthwhile! We...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

I have been multiple times to this “Hands ON” museum ...I have 6 grand children and have also been involved in private school activities.. The concept of a hands on interactive learning facility is a great idea... However, the way in which these tours/visits are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM. I'm very sorry to hear of this experience and your dissatisfaction when making general visits and participating in private school activities. I do promise to look into what happened. To that end I would very much appreciate...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to spend several hours with young kids. There is a small gift shop where you can purchase a souvenir afterward. It’s located downtown Tuscaloosa with street/meter parking.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We're glad you had a great visit. Hopefully you'll visit again and enjoy some of the upcoming Saturday events and holiday plans! Although there are no meters downtown, the City of Tuscaloosa does limit street parking to...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

I took the family for the Harry Potter event. The staff is friendly and creative. The "planetarium" showing constellations was the highlight of the visit, and done well. It is not the most impressive Children's museum, but there is still plenty for the under ten...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sean P
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us. We actually have exhibits, programs and experiences for children newborn through age 12. We are not a science focused museum however, and perhaps that was missing for your family. Hopefully you'll visit again and will have more...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

Five kids ranging from 3 to 8 as well as five adults were engaged for several hours with some very fun and educational hands-on "things to do."

Date of experience: July 2018
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thanks for taking time to review CHOM! We're thrilled you had a great day and hope you'll be back again soon! Lego Play Day is one of our favorites and the earthquake table a blast

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband took our 10 and 7 year olds here for a couple hours of fun. He was worried that maybe it would be too young for them but was pleasantly surprised at all the different things to do. My kids had a great time!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Hi! Thank you for taking time to leave a review of CHOM! It's wonderful hear how many things your family was able to do while here. Hopefully you'll be back soon for one of the many event days!

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

No matter your age, this is a great place to visit. Many hands on things to try. Your kiddos won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We're so glad you had a great visit! We're prepping for the many summer activities and events coming up - hope you'll join us!

Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Our 5 year old grandson loved the museum. The hands on experience allowed him to use his full imagination. He especially liked the clubhouse and getting to play doctor. Make sure to check the calendar of events on their website. This can sometimes affect the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hopefully it's never too late to say thank you - Thank you for taking time to review us! Actually, our Saturday hours in the past used to be different than the week day hours and it was a bit confusing (most events are held on...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Tuscaloosa from Florida during Hurricane Irma and we were so thankful we found a fun place to play and get out of our hotel. This children's museum seems simple and small from the outside but is a very pleasant surprise going inside!...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We are so pleased your family enjoyed your visit to the museum. Our staff and board always jump in whenever we can if people are displaced by such weather problems or tragedies - it's the least we...More

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reginasmall
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Response from chomcharlotte | Property representative |
Under 1 year: Free 1 - 64 years: $9 65+ years: $8 Military Discount: $1 off for each person with valid military I.D. Museum Members: Free Not a Member? Buy a membership when you visit!
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Response from ashnot | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2-3 hours. There are places close by to grab a bite to eat when done.
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