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Children's Museum of Denver
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, you can do it all. Whether you're scaling a 3 1/2 story climber, stepping inside a 6-foot bubble or sculpting a clay masterpiece, there is always a new adventure to explore, create or discover!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed August 31, 2008

From the promotional website for this 'museum' I was hoping for a fun day out for our 20 month old, as they claimed to have a lot of fun activities for toddlers. In reality this is a fairly small education oriented playplace with only a small area suitable for his age and that was overrun with big kids roughousing and running around. After the 3rd time he was knocked down by some kid with no parents in site we left. This might be a fun hour or two for a 4 or 6 year old but younger kids won't have much fun. It was also expensive.

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Reviewed June 24, 2008

Took our 18month old child in and first thought it would be only for older kids but found plenty she could do. Had rooms and activities specially designed for very young kids. Saw kids of all ages playing in different areas. Our child really enjoyed the play store and infant area. Was a lot of kids there so could be overwhelming to really young kids. Ended up spening much more time there than we had planned because child was having such a good time. They charge for adults and children and adult admission is kind of high.

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Reviewed June 5, 2008

First of all, the parking is terrible! And it only gets worse from there. If you enjoy paying extra money for your kids to be engulfed in swarms of oher children waiting around a lot to do a bunch of stuf they can do at home, then this is the place for you. The place was so crowded that we often had to wait to do some of the activities. Plus, it was not well managed, staffed and supplied for teh size of the crowd. Granted, we were there on a Saturday, but I feel liek the staff shoudl have been more organized. Most of the activities there are just a bunch of things you can do with your kids at home like dress up, dance, paint, build things from common household items, etc. My 4-year-old neice got bored with each activity pretty quickly and was frustrated by the crowd. It is one of the craziest and loudest places I have ever been with children running around EVERYWHERE! If you have problems with people not keeping a reign on their children, DO NOT GO HERE!

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Reviewed May 29, 2008

We took our grandson who is 5 years old to the Museum and we felt that it was a total waste of money. We have a Sunday School facility and program that is much more developed and interactive than this Museum. Children at that program experience much more than this Museum provides. It is a shame that with so much money invested that the opportunites for children to actually experience something new and educational is so very limited. It appears to be for the very poor, under privileged chidren who need basic educational help and these children cannot afford the entrance fees and thus are not in the Museum!

I would think that our city and our state could give children something more educational and interactive. We have been to several children's museums and this one is by far the worst we have seen. It was and is a totally boring and expensive experience.

2  Thank Linshan
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Reviewed May 3, 2007

It's ok, but a bit pricey for what you get. The rooms are all pretty small, it gets crowded very quickly and none of the attractions were stocked well. We couldn't make the first 10 projects my daughter picked out in the workshop because there were not enough supplies, then we had to wait 20 minutes to get a workstation. My daughter, who normally loves children's museums and hands-on activities was bored with this in less than an hour.

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