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Address: 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
Phone Number: +1 919-933-1455
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young...

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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Small but very nice

I visited the museum with my 4 year old granddaughter. We spent quite a bit of time in the section with the 2 hanging seats where she could look through a lot of books. We read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Sandra G
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum with my 4 year old granddaughter. We spent quite a bit of time in the section with the 2 hanging seats where she could look through a lot of books. We read several books together. She enjoyed the puppet stage and some of the puzzles, although they were not challenging for her age. She is somewhat... More 

1 Thank Sandra G
Snow Camp, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Staff very friendly and helpful. They keep the place clean all the time. Love the newer location they moved to.

Thank Tammy A
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Great place to take the kids and grandkids! Total family spot! The interactive activities are fun, educational, and geared to get your imagination growing!

Thank Leigh J
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Located in a shopping mall, kids go wild on their individual projects on a dozen of sets. It takes adults a while to get used to the free style approach, but WOW, it is worth the visit.

Thank bruce128
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

THere is so much to do at Kidzu. My two grandchildren go in different directions. The almost two year old loves the kitchen area which is very hands-on. The three year old checks it all out, but seems to like the crafts area best. Great for young children.

Thank Gail S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Kidzu keeps my children entertained for about 2 hours. I feel like it was more fun when they were younger, but now that they are 6 and 4,

Thank Sara A
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I went with my 7 and 6 year old cousins because it was a rainy day and once we entered they did not want to leave! There are tons of activites for children to do and lots of imaginative play. It was clean and had a lovley staff.

Thank robyno o
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Was disappointed to find out that they close half of the museum every day from 12:30-2. The rest if the museum is small and geered more towards toddlers. Found it to be quite expensive for what's offered.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We love Kidzu! Our daughter, now a preschooler, asks to come here almost every week. It was nice even when it was in a tiny space in the mall, but now that it's in a bigger area, it's so much better. There are multiple stations for kids to explore, including craft areas, science areas, and many different imagination areas. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The Kidzu museum is very small, like a large school classroom with sections blocked off for pretend, building, and crafts. There is a nice starter rock climbing wall to try as well as a tree house that's nice. A lot of the other play is stuff we could do at home but It's clean and air conditioned.

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