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Sandcastles Children's Museum

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Address: 129 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431-2107
Phone Number: +1 231-233-9326
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Tue 3:30 am - 6:00 am
Thu 3:30 am - 6:00 am
Fri 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

You are invited to have some fun!! Sandcastles offers over 35 different...

You are invited to have some fun!! Sandcastles offers over 35 different exhibits designed just for kids to explore! Come fly our Cessna airplane! Guide the plane at the control tower! We have a climbing wall, an art center and stage, bubbles, and a sand/stream table. We offer many role-playing opportunities with our vet center, post office, grocery store, bank, ice cream parlor, and much more. From making music on our Sound Stage to visiting Grandpa's Farm, families can have a wonderful time playing and learning together at Sandcastles!

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Fantastic play and learn place for children of all ages! My ten year old had as much fun as my 3 year old. From the imagination play on stage, complete with costumes to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic play and learn place for children of all ages! My ten year old had as much fun as my 3 year old. From the imagination play on stage, complete with costumes to the animal clinic and the play Badger encourages exploring and learning about the Ludington area and cooperation with others. As a mom and a teacher, this was... More 

Thank Niclindsey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend this for kids from 2-10 years of age. We went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum with my 3 year old and paid triple the cost for 1/3 of the fun. The amount of time and effort put into the exhibits was outstanding. The staff were great and constantly picking up areas to keep it organized. We spent... More 

2 Thank Jessica F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Never Boring! We have seen our share of museums and this one stands out. This is one museum the kids don't want to leave. This is Ludington's best place downtown and a must visit every time. Right downtown so we can park, play, shop and eat all in the heart of Ludington.

1 Thank zzzmme
Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We took our grandkids there during spring break. There are so many adventures the kids can interact with. There is aviation, a veterinary office, farm interaction, a stage for singing and performing and several other smaller activities. They do have people that come in and interact with the children and help them with different projects.

2 Thank Diana W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Multiple level fun. My 8 and 2 year old loved the water table river with all the animals and the shopping center AND the veggie garden. Can't believe how much is packed into this museum. Very affordable. Great for a fun getaway or rain date. Bring your camera!

1 Thank 306tracyl
Ludington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Overall the new location has been a great move for the museum. There is plenty to keep younger and older kids busy and they do a great job with the exhibits including many hands on.

1 Thank musky
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Sandcastles Children's Museum is a must visit place for children. It has lot of educative information for the children. Whenever we are in Luddington, children have the first preference for this Museum. Soundstage, children experiment all are wonderful.

1 Thank schroff
Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Best children's museum I have ever seen! My 7 and 4 year old girls had a blast! Perfect rainy day option while in Ludington.

2 Thank JAW2002
Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Grand kids absolutely LOVE Sandcastles! It is the first place they want to go to when they visit Ludington! The new soundstage was a huge hit! Such a warm, safe place to watch your children experiment with what interests them. Love to watch the kids use their imaginations!

1 Thank Carolyn N
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Although not the largerst children's museum we have been to, it offered entertainment for my 9 year old for a few hours on a rainy summer day. He especailly liked the plane, the grocery store, and bank areas.

1 Thank TravelinMaMa38

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