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Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

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Took the grandkids

It’s a great place to spend several hours with young kids. There is a small gift shop where you can... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Poppydumpling
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Limited, educational fun for young children.

I took the family for the Harry Potter event. The staff is friendly and creative. The... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Sean P
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Birmingham, United States
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Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit. Learning through play is what our exhibits are about, and you're encouraged to touch, feel and play your way through...more
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2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been multiple times to this “Hands ON” museum ...I have 6 grand children and have also been involved in private school activities.. The concept of a hands on interactive learning facility is a great idea... However, the way in which these tours/visits are...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM. I'm very sorry to hear of this experience and your dissatisfaction when making general visits and participating in private school activities. I do promise to look into what happened. To that end I would very much appreciate...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to spend several hours with young kids. There is a small gift shop where you can purchase a souvenir afterward. It’s located downtown Tuscaloosa with street/meter parking.More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We're glad you had a great visit. Hopefully you'll visit again and enjoy some of the upcoming Saturday events and holiday plans! Although there are no meters downtown, the City of Tuscaloosa does limit street parking to...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

I took the family for the Harry Potter event. The staff is friendly and creative. The "planetarium" showing constellations was the highlight of the visit, and done well. It is not the most impressive Children's museum, but there is still plenty for the under ten...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us. We actually have exhibits, programs and experiences for children newborn through age 12. We are not a science focused museum however, and perhaps that was missing for your family. Hopefully you'll visit again and will have more...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Five kids ranging from 3 to 8 as well as five adults were engaged for several hours with some very fun and educational hands-on "things to do."

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for taking time to review CHOM! We're thrilled you had a great day and hope you'll be back again soon! Lego Play Day is one of our favorites and the earthquake table a blast

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My husband took our 10 and 7 year olds here for a couple hours of fun. He was worried that maybe it would be too young for them but was pleasantly surprised at all the different things to do. My kids had a great time!...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hi! Thank you for taking time to leave a review of CHOM! It's wonderful hear how many things your family was able to do while here. Hopefully you'll be back soon for one of the many event days!

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

No matter your age, this is a great place to visit. Many hands on things to try. Your kiddos won’t be disappointed.

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We're so glad you had a great visit! We're prepping for the many summer activities and events coming up - hope you'll join us!

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Our 5 year old grandson loved the museum. The hands on experience allowed him to use his full imagination. He especially liked the clubhouse and getting to play doctor. Make sure to check the calendar of events on their website. This can sometimes affect the...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hopefully it's never too late to say thank you - Thank you for taking time to review us! Actually, our Saturday hours in the past used to be different than the week day hours and it was a bit confusing (most events are held on...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Tuscaloosa from Florida during Hurricane Irma and we were so thankful we found a fun place to play and get out of our hotel. This children's museum seems simple and small from the outside but is a very pleasant surprise going inside!...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We are so pleased your family enjoyed your visit to the museum. Our staff and board always jump in whenever we can if people are displaced by such weather problems or tragedies - it's the least we...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Took my 2 year old great-granddaughter for her first visit to C.H.O.M. yesterday and she loved it. Plenty of interactive activities and exhibits on the basement level for younger children, with more visual exhibits on the main level (she especially loved the vintage dolls). Entertained...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive DIrector at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review CHOM! We're so happy that your great-granddaughter enjoyed her visit to CHOM and hope it's only the first of many visits to come. We hope you'll return soon to enjoy our fall and holiday events and play!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

CHOM is a great place to take childen when they are ready for an outing. There are many exhibits that have hands on play. Very inexpensive way to spend an entire morning or afternoon.More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We're so appreciative that you took the time to review CHOM. It's great that your children enjoy playing in our museum - hope you also have been able to enjoy some of the activities included in admission, and that we see you again very soon...More

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reginasmall
10 August 2017|
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Response from chomcharlotte | Property representative |
Under 1 year: Free 1 - 64 years: $9 65+ years: $8 Military Discount: $1 off for each person with valid military I.D. Museum Members: Free Not a Member? Buy a membership when you visit!
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Jennifer V
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Response from ashnot | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2-3 hours. There are places close by to grab a bite to eat when done.
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