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“Fun for Kids and Adults too!”

Children's Hands-On Museum
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create, and Discover each time they visit. When we say "hands-on" we mean it! Learning through play is what our exhibits are all about, and you're encouraged to touch, feel, and play your way through our award winning museum. In 25 exhibits CHOM offers newborns through age 12 a fabulous place just for them! Exhibits, daily early childhood programs, events, holiday celebrations, state curriculum specific field trips and parties all wait for you at CHOM! Visit soon! Join over 73,000 visitors each year who know we're the BEST for family fun! CHOM is a 30 year old non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing dynamic leaning experiences.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun for Kids and Adults too!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place is so much fun! Our daughters love coming here! With all the little play areas that are made to replicate real-life, they can play hospital, farmer's market, sea captain, fisherman, southern belles, barber, soda hop, teacher, etc. Even my husband and I find ourselves really getting involved and letting our "inner child" out to play too! This place is a must see!

Visited March 2013
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Sulligent, Alabama
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hands On”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Hands on Museum is a great day of fun for the whole family,group discounts for schools.Children are allowed to change into costumes and pretend to be someone famous.It is educational but no one realizes that that are learning.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“GREAT PLACE TO VISIT!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!! The kids love to come here and play farm, hospital, boat, barber, dress up, astronaut and many more things. They could spend hours just running back and forth to the different activities and then they tire out and sleep good that night!! If you have never been you simply must visit!

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank pertywomn
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56 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Place for Kids”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

My 6 year old daughter loves going to "CHOM". There are two floors filled with interactive play exhibits that truly are fun for kids of all ages!

Visited July 2012
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Nashville, TN
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101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“6 year old and adults loved it.”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Three floors of various hands on activities to keep the young and old occupied. We spent about 2 hours there and could probably have spent more but was worried about the 2 hour parking out front. The old fashioned soda shop, one room school house, and bank were the favorites. My son loved it all.

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Angela S
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