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“Lots of fun”

The Building for Kids
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Building for Kids Children's Museum's mission is to empower children, engage parents and energize communities. We accomplish our mission by providing specially designed exhibits, programs and events. Our goal is to inspire, teach and reinforce curiosity.
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited in August 2014 with our 6 & 8 year olds. Had low expectations because the website recommends the place for kids 7 & under. Turns out we were pleasantly surprised, both kids had a great time---lots of hands on things to do that were creative and 'not too babyish'--to quote my 8 year old. The Building For Kids happens to be a ASTC museum, so if you have membership with any science museum with reciprocity admission is free, as it was for us, nice bonus! Plan about 2 hours, and bring your own snack, there is an area to eat, but only a vending machine or two.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My kids love this place. There is a nice area for children under 3 and the rest of the building has tons of activities. There is so,e work that needs to be done to fix some broken parts of the exhibits but overall, it's still tons of fun for the kids. If you plan on visiting more than once during the year, a membership is worth it.

Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have been here several times. My daughter seems to enjoy different aspects every time we go. I personally like the art studio for the kids. There are some areas that have broken parts to displays and do not work like they should. These have been like this for years though and I doubt it is a priority, such as working buttons on the fire truck and the plane. It is a wonderful place to let you child run and wear them out! I love the quiet ride home.

1  Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Took my 4-year old son and niece here and they absolutely loved it! There is plenty to do so plan for at least 3 hours. We are from Milwaukee and it was great to use our Discovery World museum pass to get free admission as a reciprocal site! For anyone who is familiar with Betty Brinn children's museum in Milwaukee, we felt this place was better! The art center part is great for kids who love to paint. There is a soft play area for children under 3, in which my 10-month old son had fun exploring. My 15-year old nephew had fun with the dominos. We were there on a colder day and had a 2 hour car drive ahead of us, so did not let the kids explore the water area, but it looked like a lot of fun. Overall this was a great museum and we will be back!

1  Thank mauricemoose
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place needs a little more attention on cleanliness. The attractions are there for so long and kids get board. Water area seems dirty. Learn some skills from the Green Bay museum....that place is fantastic.

4  Thank D L
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