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Building for Kids

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Grandson LOVED it

We took our grandson to the Building for Kids and he had so much fun! Which meant we had fun too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shari B
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Neenah, Wisconsin
Kids wonderland

This is a great place for kids of all ages, from activities to Science an beyond. Lots of Hands-On... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
bfuhrmann49
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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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...more
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100 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5735
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2012

This place is great. It has so many hands-on activities for the kids. They have great exibits, art projects, and more. Plus there is one exhibit area that changes periodically, so it stays fun for those who visit often. Only downfall, it's more geared toward...More

3  Thank bischm39
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We took our 4-year old son and 1-year old there. We had fun, but were disappointed with the quality of the exhibits. They look great at first glance. My son got so excited before he started playing in each one, but after a few minutes...More

4  Thank jb_milwaukee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandson to the Building for Kids and he had so much fun! Which meant we had fun too. He played and played. We will be back!!!

Thank Shari B
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Awesome! We are so glad you and your grandson had a great time - we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a great place for kids of all ages, from activities to Science an beyond. Lots of Hands-On, loved the static ball, individual playroom area's (doctor office, home, school),Lots of open areas, one was a mock firetruck to climb on. It's been a few...More

Thank bfuhrmann49
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a lot of fun for small children. It feels like they need to do a lot of small updates to improve the experience. New firefighter coats and hats, fresh toys are needed in many of the exhibits, repair ball tubes that don't...More

Thank WisconsinChristi
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to send us feedback! We appreciate it! We are going to be doing some updates in September and we will be looking into replacements for some of the items you have listed (and items that need to...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We spent most up the day exploring with a 6 month old and 2 year old. There was many things for both to do.

Thank maggie6132017
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by to explore at the BFK! We are so glad you had fun and hope you can come back again soon!

Reviewed 28 July 2018

We have been taking our son here on our yearly trips back to WI. This place is perfect for young kids or toddlers. Ideal age is 2 to 10. Our son is older now but he still wanted to go because he loves the water...More

Thank Heather K
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Hi Heather! Thanks so much for taking the time to send us some feedback - we appreciate it! We are so glad you and your family have fun exploring the BFK! And speaking of new things - we have a new exhibit, plus multiple exhibit...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a fun facility for parents with young children to visit - especially on raining or snowing days. There is a lot of different activities for the kids to do such as the "water works" area - rain coats are available! We enjoyed the...More

Thank dreitmey
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

We are so glad you had a fun time at the BFK! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feedback!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Plenty of fun activities for the kids to do. The admission price is the same for anyone age 1-64, so don't expect a discounted rate for the littles.

Thank Kelly F
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Hi Kelly, Thanks so much for taking the time to send us over feedback! We are go glad you had fun at the BFK!

Reviewed 14 June 2018

During my last business trip to Appleton, I stopped in to buy some presents for my two little girls at the Building for Kids. I found some good deals on some educational toys that made my girls happy when I got home to Canada! I...More

1  Thank Audevourahn
BuildingforKids, Public Relations Manager at Building for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We hope you enjoyed your time in Appleton​ and thanks for swinging by the BFK!

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

What a great place to go with young kids! Great exhibits, clean, and well organized. Even something so simple as a place to paint a picture with water colors.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We came with our 2 and 3 year old and they had a fantastic time. There were all kinds of things to do and they loved it. The water area was brilliant, the best I've seen from many children's museums.

Thank 240chanas
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cyndyheffernon
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Response from BuildingforKids | Property representative |
Hi Cyndy, Age 1-64 are $7.50, ages 65 and up are $6.50, Valid military ID is $5.50. Kids under 1 are free. Have a great day!
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