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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3218
+1 616-235-4726
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Not really a museum

I was expecting exhibits and play areas. I only saw play areas. A ton of people were there, so it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim C
Waited outside in a long line

Our grandkids wanted to go here, but I think at age 9 and 12 they are aged out of children’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jean C
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Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, where they play with slippery bubbles, study a live beehive, learn the magic of mirrors and more.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3218
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+1 616-235-4726
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"grocery store"
in 15 reviews
"shopping carts"
in 3 reviews
"great for young children"
in 3 reviews
"two floors"
in 6 reviews
"metered parking"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"older kids"
in 6 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 4 reviews
"life size"
in 3 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 4 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 6 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"bubbles"
in 33 reviews
"play"
in 42 reviews
"blast"
in 23 reviews
"preschool"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting exhibits and play areas. I only saw play areas. A ton of people were there, so it was hard to do anything. My child got bored quickly and didn't want to stay. We we're disappointed. Very pricey and parking garage is blocks...More

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandkids wanted to go here, but I think at age 9 and 12 they are aged out of children’s museums. They quickly grew bored.

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son has autism and loves this place even though it's a lot of sensory overload for him. He has fun and I have fun seeing him run around and learn. One big downfall is parking; there hardly any really close and often you have...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This museum has ongoing and changing areas so you can repeat going with the same children. There are things to do and places to play for children with all kinds of interests. Excellent place to take your family.

1  Thank 540gm
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This is a great indoor play spot for kids, especially on a chilly day! There are two floors full of lots of things for children to do, keeping them entertained for hours. My daughter loves it here and finds the bubble making station to be...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We have taken our grandkids here quite a few times over the last few years. Always interesting and fun

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a fantastic place to spend a couple hours in downtown Grand Rapids on the cheap. Our 3YO had a blast playing banker, grocer, fireman, etc. Plenty of activities and space even though there were a ton of kids there.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We needed a place to go run off some energy and we did just that. I don’t know how this place stays so clean with hundreds of kids running through it daily but they do. It’s nice to that every so often they change some...More

Thank Willits13
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a terrific two-story facility with all kinds of fun and educational things to see and do. It's especially great when the weather is icky, but there's no bad time to visit. You and your kids will enjoy it the most by exploring and...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been several times with my niece and nephew or with friends and their kids. This place is usually pretty busy. There are 2 floors filled with fun things for kids of all ages to do. It's not so much baby friendly, best for...More

1  Thank psautea
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Mon-Sat 9:30-5 Sun noon-5 Price ranges from free(infant) -$8.50(adults)
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