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Children's Museum of Eau Claire

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Address: 220 South Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701-3601
Phone Number:
+1 715-832-5437
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09:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is an interactive environment for kids...

The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is an interactive environment for kids and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, discovery, creativity and the love of learning. A favorite destination for families in the Chippewa Valley, the Children's Museum offers non-traditional learning opportunities to help kids see, touch, learn and grow their way through important developmental milestones.

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Interactive fun!

This museum is based on the premise that having children interact with exhibits is the best learning experience. Every time I have been there I have heard laughter and sounds of... read more

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is based on the premise that having children interact with exhibits is the best learning experience. Every time I have been there I have heard laughter and sounds of delight. This is clearly geared to children younger than 10, however.

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Thank bjw54701
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Eau Claire Children's Museum is a great place for kids to learn and explore! Our family has enjoyed many trips to the Children's Museum over the years. My kids love to build, experiement, explore and make crafts while visiting.

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Thank Jenny S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone with youngsters, this is the place to visit!! Our grandchildren visit every time they come to,we us and find something different with each visit!! If we weren't so busy chasing them from one activity to another, we would be as captivated as they are!!

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Thank M5842CXnancyc
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our 21-month old son loves it here! The staff work hard to keep it tidy, and the different areas are fun and well-organized. The overall theme of the museum is a simulated city, which is such fun for kids using their imaginations! It must get frustrating to be a kid in an adult-sized world, and this is a fantastic adventure... More 

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Thank ShannaS8
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Plenty to do and see at the museum, everything is hands on and set up for kids of all ages to enjoy, the water feature in the basement was popular with the younger kids while the exhibits on the main floor and upper level where set up for learning about history, science and math. two party rooms are perfect for... More 

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Thank Zuhrah S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love watching kids and adults alike unplug and "play"! Challenge your family to turn off the electronics and come use your imagination. There are activities for kids of all ages. :)

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Thank kimschueller
jaxelizabeth, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Eau Claire, responded to this review

We LOVE unplugged play! Thanks for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and unleashed your imagination. More 

Americus, Georgia
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This place is great for young kids! There are lots of activities and exhibits that allow for hands-on exploration of different aspects of science. I wish there were some age-appropriate things for older children, but this isn't a real complaint.

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Thank LCF22974
jaxelizabeth, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Eau Claire, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review! In general, the Museum is targeted to the 0-10 crowd, but we are opening a new Science Lab/Makerspace called "FailSafe" that will open in early 2017 with a variety of special programs, many of which will reach out to the 10-13 age range! More 

Wisconsin
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon with the kids. Lots to do. Younger children will be very entertained

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Fridley, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have been to this museum twice with our 8 and 5 year olds. They have had a fun visit each time we have been there.

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Thank Jmerds
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I took our 5 year old great grandson to the Children's Museum. It is an outstanding place to take your young children. They have many things for the kids to do. Too numerous to mention in this post. But the variety of attractions is great. Something for all to enjoy. There are three levels of attractions. Upper... More 

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Thank gratefuldad30
jaxelizabeth, Manager at Children's Museum of Eau Claire, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with the great grandkiddo :) More 

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