Flint Children's Museum
Flint Children's Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsChildren's Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
For nearly 40 years, the Flint Children's Museum has enjoyed supporting the development of every child through hands on learning and experiences. The Flint Children's Museum remains dedicated in continuing to serve in this mission to as many children and families as possible.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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bauerk2
Lansing, MI34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
We took our granddaughter here and while I like the overall concept of what they are trying to do, I feel like they need to put a little more into maintaining the exhibits. Some of the exhibits were partially broken, but our granddaughter still had a great time.

One major note: Do not let the current Flint water situation deter you from going here. They have alternate water sources available and visitors are not exposed to the Flint water system.
Written April 5, 2016
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Kelly T
Clarkston, MI29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
We LOVE this "museum"! My kids are now 9 & 6 and still love going here. What I like best is the focus on imaginative play--a kid-sized grocery store, pizza parlor, stage & fire engine just to name a few! We have easily spent 3 hours here, especially when friends have joined us. Bring a lunch (nothing close by to grab a bite at) and eat in their small dining area. Check out the outdoor space in the summer months as they have a large garden growing & often have scheduled science experiments with staff going on. Plus outdoor toys (hula hoops, streamers, etc.) to run around & play with. Just a wonderful place all around!!
Note: If you buy a family membership to the MI Science Center (Detroit) or Cranbrook Institute of Science (only $75/year!) your admission to the Flint Childrens Museum is free!
Written September 2, 2014
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Ashley A
Owosso, MI21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
I took my five year old niece and two year old nephew. They had a blast and totally engaged. However, the other children weren't as closely supervised as I would have liked and this resulted in limited sharing of items in the kitchen and restaurant.
Written September 28, 2016
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Amanda S
Flint, MI125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012
The Flint Children's Museum is an ok place for younger kids, but honestly after being there for about a half hour it is really boring. Every time I've been there it's the same stuff. It would be nice if they could switch some stuff out to make it more interesting. The dress up costumes are really old and nasty, the place could really use an updating to make it more interesting.
Written July 29, 2012
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Dawn C
Grand Blanc20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
The Flint Children's Museum is old and not pretty, but the children have a great time going through all the interactive activities. There are many cool things for children to learn, play,socialize and meet new friends

I would say the activities are geared for children ages 1-12
I recommend checking out the website" thefcm,org. Most of the exhibits are constant, They do however have a rotating exhibit called the discovery zone that changes every 3 months.

You can also rent the facility for birthday parties. You pay $62.00 for the room and $4.00 a child and $1.00 an adult for the museum for 2 and 1/2 hours. does not include any food. they have a discount contract with louigis pizza or you can bring your own or have delivered from other area restaurant's. You are best off bringing your own decorations, plates, cups and drinks. There are a choice of three rooms based on party size. Book your party about 2 months in advance if you can depending on month of year it is.

I rated FCM 3 stars because my kids were raised in the Lansing area and we frequented The Impression 5 museum which is just outstanding. Hard to compare, but worthwhile visiting for this area.
Written January 9, 2015
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Magdi62
egypt38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
I have been there with my baby she was playing and so happy is you go there with your family your kids will be so happy and they spend wonderful time
Written October 3, 2014
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Bonita W
Silver Spring, MD27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Took my 2 year old son to the Flint Children's Museum (FCM). This place is amazing. It's not large like our hometown children's museum, the National Children's Museum, but it is sooooo much better. FCM is creative, innovative, educational and fun. The outside garden had water games, sand, a vegetable garden, hula hoops, and was just relaxing!!! This is a Must for young and older children. !! We lucked out and visited on $2 Tuesdays. Look forward to visiting again!!
Written September 16, 2014
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Asmom
Freeland, MI153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
We took our 3 year old grandson today. Had a great time. So many things to do and pretend and play with. We only had 1-1/2hours, probably could have used twice that much time but we ran into lunch and nap time! Many hands on toys. The favorite was the undersea room with the hide and seek noodles and the octopus mouth. Great outside picnic/play area all fenced and some shaded tables. You may bring a picnic lunch, we didn't know. Some exhibits for older kids too, a stage for pretend programs and a princess carriage. Well priced at 6.00 a piece. Age group 2-6 best.
Written August 31, 2014
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Michiganmommyx4
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014
I took my 11 year old and 5 year old....they both had a great time and didnt want to leave!
I love encouraging the imaginative, and educational play. Prices are great, facility is clean, and the kids just had a great time in a scaled down town. They had a stage with curtains, and costumes, a grocery store with little carts, and cadh registers, a post office, deliver truck, fire truck, play house, and a ton more!
So worth checking out, you can play with the kids or take a book and let them play.
Written August 22, 2014
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Chris S
Saginaw, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
We were stuck in a rut, with nothing fresh to do, so we decided to try the Flint Children's Museum. I checked the website first, because we have our own children's museum here in Saginaw. It looked "similar, but different". So, we made the road trip, and it was well worth it.

It was similar only in that it was an awesome indoor playground. The kids jumped right in and had so much fun! Even though the age-recommendation was up to age 10, my 12-year old loved it too, and interacted in imaginative play with his younger siblings.

There was a lot of ways to play, but our favorites were the mini-grocery store (super clever!), pizza parlor, and fire truck. Although I do not have an infant, I was impressed with the infant area (reserved for kids under 3), and wished I could go play in that room too!

The museum was very clean, very kid friendly, and very safe. After awhile, my husband and I just sat back and "enjoyed the show". Our kids as well as the others were absorbed in imaginative play for hours, from delivering mail from the post office to the businesses, to taking turn running the businesses, and to being firefighters.

Very nice outing when you are bored or it's too cold or hot outside!
Written March 17, 2014
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