Kidzu Children's Museum

Kidzu Children's Museum, Chapel Hill: Hours, Address, Kidzu Children's Museum Reviews: 4/5

Kidzu Children's Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through creative play. Come experience Kidzu's new Launch Pad at University Mall —make, build, explore and learn in this amazing location! Our space is brimming with fun and engaging exhibits including refreshed tried and true favorites like The Makery, Gravitron, and Farm to Fork plus several spectacular new exhibits: The Forest Theatre, a large-scale climbing wall, and the immense Tarheel Treehouse! In addition to these kids-powered exhibits areas for children infant to tweens, the New Launch Pad offers a wealth of new programs and activities related to arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), child health and wellness and emerging literacy.
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Marcia S
Fayetteville, NC185 contributions
Creative activities but Safety Issues
Feb 2020 • Family
I took my 2 1/2 year old for a couple of hours, had a blast but, as an educator, mom & grandmother, I have concerns about safety. There was only 1 staff person floating on a busy Saturday morning. The safety glasses for hammering had no straps, not mknitored by a staff person, and did not fit small heads. That's an accident waiting to happen! The two level chute that a child could drop through only had an engraved warning not to enter, but little children do not read and some who do, don't comply. There was no padding on wooden frame if they hit their head on the way down. Lots of germs passed as little ones mouthed blocks, cars, etc. Again, more actively engaged staff could swipe in and exchange or wipe items. Parents were evident but there was no release of liability form signed so this place is ripe for a lawsuit. On the other hand, it was creative, active, engaging for kids if supervised.
Written February 9, 2020
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Fordpony66
Durham, NC87 contributions
Toddler Play Time
Jan 2020
Overpriced access to toys no more special than those at home. Additional fees apply for crafting etc. Far too many children in a small space with nothing special to do - hands on elements include a “kitchen” with commercially available “food” a climbing wall less impressive than we have at home and a tree house, that while well built was nothing special - all in all far to expensive for the experience
Written January 5, 2020
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Lynn S
Portage, MI51 contributions
Always fun for young kids
Nov 2019
This Thanksgiving week was my second visit to Kidzu but just one of many visits for my grandchildren. This time they took their cousin from D.C. They are 6, 5, and 3 years old. All of them had a great time. There's lots of opportunity for unstructured play and there also are arts and crafts classes all going on at the same time. If you need to leave for a quick errand, just present your receipt and you'll get in free when you return. Kids get in free but adults pay admission.
Written December 24, 2019
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SanFranciscoGuy634
Sarasota, FL1,123 contributions
Excellent for Young Kids
Nov 2019
We took our granddaughters here over the Thanksgiving holidays and were really glad we did. They dived right in and had a great time. For younger kids, this place is a paradise of things to explore. It is very well designed and does not "entertain" kids with glitzy high tech wizardry but instead offers them lots of opportunities to activate their imaginations and engage their minds. The high noise level indicates that there is a lot of fun to be had as well. We could have stayed much longer but the lure of lunch beckoned us away.
Written December 10, 2019
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housefrau365
England, UK103 contributions
Great for toddlers!
Aug 2019
I spent a morning at Kidzu with my five (almost six) year old. For the price of a movie ticket you get two hours worth of fun. It is defiantly not comparable to Marbles in size or variety of exhibits, but the staff is friendly and are very involved with the attendees. I don't think I would go back again as I think my daughter was a little too old to enjoy most of the museum but it's probably worth it to buy a membership if you have a preschooler at home in the Chapel Hill area. I could see it being a great place to burn off some steam on a rainy day.
Written August 29, 2019
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Jody V
5 contributions
A great place for kids to play on a rainy day.
May 2019
Thematic play areas including a "tree" house and a play restaurant/kitchen. Friendly staff lead the children in interesting craft activities. Big enough for the kids to spread out in. Our three--year-old loved it.
Written August 6, 2019
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TravelingMark
Lake Geneva, WI618 contributions
Little kids love this place.
Apr 2019 • Family
Every time I come to town, my grandsons four and six years old make me take them here. They can entertain themselves for hours and find lots of friends the same age always.
Written April 18, 2019
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Natalie G
50 contributions
great place for party
Jun 2018
Went here for a birthday party. My son had a great time. It was very organized and clean. Would definitely come back!
Written July 9, 2018
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Susie H
Durham, NC239 contributions
I love taking the kids I babysit here!
Sep 2017 • Family
This is a great place for kids aged 2-12 to stay entertained and engaged for at least a few hours. You will want to be able to supervise the younger ones, because it essentially has an indoors-playground feel. The staff assists with cleanup and crafts, but the exhibits are mostly controlled (or not) by parents. Go on weekdays to avoid the crowds!
Written November 26, 2017
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Juripanda
Foxborough, MA1,059 contributions
Great
May 2017 • Family
This museum is inside of the mall!
So it was hard to find at first when entering their address on GPS you can not find any sign because it is in the mall. Once you enter the main enteran el of shopping mall you got straight and turn left and museum is on the right. It is very cute museum.
We were there about 2.5 hrs. Kids had so much fun!
Written May 12, 2017
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Kidzu Children's Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM