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“Fun for Kids”

Great Lakes Children's Museum
Ranked #34 of 115 things to do in Traverse City
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Owner description: Hands-on interactive creative play. Water Table, Light House, Freighter and more...
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Good for a rainy day with kids or grandkids but you need to create the "fun" with what's available. We went this last summer and it was a bit "worn and tired" and we were disappointed that some activities weren't working. (Especially for the entry fee.) Maybe they are making upgrades.

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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We went Sept 1/ 2011.
Thought it would be great for my 2 small girls. The woman took my money and we walked in and thought where is the rest of the place!
Went around the corner 4 of the 6 displays were not working. My 3yr old said after 5 min lets go Daddy
Dont waste your $$

2  Thank ryan L
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glcmjohn, Manager at Great Lakes Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

We're sorry that you had a negative experience. Toward the end of summer 2011 several of our exhibits reached the end of their useful life. Those exhibits have since been replaced. We hope that you (and others) will the experiences at the Great Lakes Children's Museum to be more positive now.

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Reviewed August 20, 2011

My family and I were so excited to visit this children's museum since Traverse City is so beautiful. What a disappointment! Definitely not worth the money. None of the interactive stations worked and everything just looks run-down. They should not have been charging money if the stations were not working but thats not likely to happen. Please get your act together, update the stations and make sure they work.

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glcmjohn, Manager at Great Lakes Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

We're sorry that you had a negative experience. Toward the end of summer 2011 several of our exhibits reached the end of their useful life. Those exhibits have since been replaced. We hope that you (and others) will the experiences at the Great Lakes Children's Museum to be more positive now.

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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Took my 4 children (ages 8, 5, 3, 1) to the museum on a hot day and loved the 2 1/2 hours we stayed and played! The water table was a huge hit, the openness of the place was great to keep an eye on them all, and I learned a few things myself! Some may say the price is a little much, but $30 for our family to hang out and learn was worth it!

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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Our family went to the museum 2yr old and 5 yr old the price is expensive considering how much there is to do. Our boys had a great time, their favorite thing was the river scene on the floor they tried to catch the fish. The water table was fun and so was the house. Would be a great to go and come back that day but there is not enough stufff to do to be there all day! I think that it should be cheaper if not free for adults because $18 for all of us to go was not worth it! The smile on the kids faces was worth it though!

2  Thank 3wildboysmom
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