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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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Address: 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-235-4726
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Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both...

Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, where they play with slippery bubbles, study a live beehive, learn the magic of mirrors and more.

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We had a 3 year old and a 23 month old with us. There are many activities that are appropriate for many age groups. There are several bubble stations. You can make giant bubbles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Inverness, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here last week with my family with kids ranging from 6-13 years in age. The place was fun for them- they had a great time. We had free tickets. I think I would have been disappointed had we paidd to get in.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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123 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a 3 year old and a 23 month old with us. There are many activities that are appropriate for many age groups. There are several bubble stations. You can make giant bubbles or even put yourselves in a bubble! There are many things to build with from magnetic pieces, wood, kinetics. You can build a roadway with a... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a great space for little ones, there was so much to do and see on the two levels. We loved how the open floor plan just let kids go from activity to activity. Our kiddos got a kick out of a lot they had to offer. It was the perfect size for young ones and to see... More 

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Thank Lauren O
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With two floors of activities, young kids can keep themselves busy for hours. The museum also has seasonal attractions and weekly, hands on activities. One of my favorite special events so far was spring break week, in which the museum hosted performers like a magician, in order to keep kids busy (and parents sane) while they were out of school... More 

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Thank MeanderingLocavore
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids ask to visit the children's museum all the time! It's smaller, so 2 hours is more then enough time to enjoy. If you can, visit during the week when it's not as busy. It gets overwhelming when packed and the staff can't keep up with putting things away that the kids scatter. The mini downtown is really cute!... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This museum has a lot of activities and things to do. We miss going here because where we live now doesnt have a childrens museum. GR Museum has 2 floors and can keep all ages of kids entertained. They are a bit pricey and parking is not free- its meter parking. So keep that in mind before going.

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1 Thank Allie F
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here while on a camping trip in Holland during the tulip festival. It was raining all day so we heard this wasn't too far away and gave it a try. Our kids are 4 years old & 20 months and they had a ball! Pretty sure they loved every play area... There was a large area to hang... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Friendly downtown location, great variety of kid-friendly activities, friendly staff. Kids don't get bored here, they just move on to the next activity. A treasure for parents and grandparents too.

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Thank Paintboy62
Traverse City, Michigan
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Easy walking distance from DeVos Children's Hospital brought us here the first time & all the fun we have keeps us coming back. There's always something new, from Blue Men to bees to giant bubbles so it's a new experience every time. Love it!

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detroit
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Just stopped by on an impromptu trip to GR with my tot. Tons to do, so amazing, very well laid out! We were there during the blanket forts - pretty neat!!

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