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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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Address: 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3218
Phone Number: 616-235-4726

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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Great for kids up to about grade 3. After that, they might not be quite as interested. Below that age, they will have a ball with all the hands on things to do!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John M
Williamston, Michigan
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Williamston, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids up to about grade 3. After that, they might not be quite as interested. Below that age, they will have a ball with all the hands on things to do!

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciate the fact that GR has a children's museum, but it could be much better, considering the quality of all of the other museums in town. Also overpriced, $35 for two adults (who do nothing but watch), and two kids, 5 and 6. Yes, there are some unique items and activities, but I wasn't really overly impressed. Meijer Gardens... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My little kids enjoy this Museum! Great for the young ones as well as elementary & middle school aged kids! The bubble area is probably the most fun! I like the little "town" they have too! Grocery shopping, pizza making, bank teller, etc. So cool for the kids & adults!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We visit Children's Museum's when we travel quite often and this one was great! Kids and parents had a blast. The bubble area was a favorite area, but they loved the construction zone as well. Thanks for providing a fun, safe place for kids to play and learn.

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Camden, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a great place for those little hands that want to touch all the buttons, jump, explore and move. The other parents were a great help as we struggled to make the giant bubbles. My only concern was there were not many museum staff.

Thank Sandy N
Flint, Michigan
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We really found this museum to be super fun for our little boy, who is almost 3. He didn't want to leave at closing time. However, my 1 yr old didn't really have much to do. The areas her "size" were basically just putting balls in holes, books, blocks, stairs, and a small walk over bridge type thing. Not very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We brought friends from out of town and they loved it! So much fun stuff to do, the kids played for hours. Highly recommend!

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Paradise, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The museum was two levels of fun! Our four year old had a blast and our 11month old loved this kiddy area.

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shelby twp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

dirty dirty really cant keep a place we take our kids to clean would not recommend. Also some people brought in some very stinky food and adults were using the kids picnic table to eat on and smell the place up this was not a place to be eating at very disappointed and you will be to

Thank Tom O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Con's - May take a long time driving around town, looking for a place to park. Meter parking has to be fed every two hours which is fine if you can find a parking space within 5-10 minute walk and you only want to stay for less than two hours. Or if you are with another adult who is willing... More 

Thank Leanne S

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