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“A small museum for small children.”

Pensacola Children's Museum
Ranked #54 of 116 things to do in Pensacola
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Owner description: The Pensacola Children's Museum is an interactive, hands-on children's museum for ages up to 11. The first floor Discovery Gallery is geared for younger children to explore Pensacola's 450 years of history. The second floor exhibits themes in Pensacola history for older children. Programming is constantly being updated.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a very good first time museum for toddlers and preschoolers. Would not recommend it after the age of 5 or 6. The blocks with cannons and the fort with pretend guns were about all that appealed to our 7 year old grandson. The younger children all seemed to be having a much better time. It is a good introduction to going to hands on museums as a 101 level that will not overwhelm them as much as larger big city ones would with many children of all ages and big echoing rooms of activities. Many aspects of old Pensacola are well represented.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We played lost boys and patrolled the perimeter from the little fort, she played dress up and matched all the animal sounds to their picture, she caught fish with magnets and learned why one magnet would only repel, we put together a quilt with the quilt block puzzle, and wished for more time! :)

3  Thank Jeanette S
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our four yeard old, his friends, children of friends, and many more are in awe when they enter the first time. Pensacola, and Colonial history, at a level young folks can understand and participate.

Well run, historicalyl accurate, lots of special for all ages. Hands on exhibits. Part of the Hisotrical Society.

Brings early America and the Gulf Coast to life.

Very low priced.

2  Thank dhwalkrun
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is great for toddlers and preschoolers on a rainy day. There is plenty of room for the little ones and perfect to introduce them to museums. It is small compared to the ones in big cities, but if you think about all the effort that takes to keep this kind if place.... They have done a great job!! Oh and they also allow bday parties.

1  Thank drjojo
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with a 3year old and a 6 year old, it was 3 dollars a person to get in, which is cheap, it still wasn't worth it. There was a story time that the kids sat through and got cookies afterwords. The bottom floor has a few little exhibits, a house, a boat, a market, and a fort, there are some fake foods and a few fake wooden tools, as well as some wooden guns to play with. The kiddie corral for kids under 3 made me laugh out loud, it was an area about 3 feet wide by 5 feet long with a foot high picket fence around it and some Melissa and Doug animal puzzles strewn around. There is an elevator to the second floor, which is where you are greeted by a sign saying not to make noise, which would be understandable for maybe an art museum, but not a kids museum. I also liked the arrows pointing the way to different exhibits, the one that said Indians, had a computer printed sign taped over it saying "native Americans" Classy. Another favorite was an old map that they had helpfully outlined areas with colored tape to show where the "blacks" had lived in the days of yore. The top floor is not kid friendly and has little of interest to children. It seems like they put clunky handmade wooden toys in each room of a museum that was once geared towards adults. The outcome was that my wife, myself and in-laws were nonplussed, my children managed to have fun, just like kids will.

1  Thank Teammcwilliams
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