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Iowa Children's Museum

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Address: 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone Number:
+1 319-625-6255
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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It IS a kid's world after all!

Disney was right. Located inside Coral Ridge Mall, we took the gkids whose ages range from 1 to 7 years, and they had a great time. There's something for every age...from flight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Quad Cities USA
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Quad Cities USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disney was right. Located inside Coral Ridge Mall, we took the gkids whose ages range from 1 to 7 years, and they had a great time. There's something for every age...from flight simulators to a "grocery" store, "pizzeria", performing arts venue and music room. Lego room, "farm", "bank", "post office", plus lots of hands-on play and exploration activities, too. Admission... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stopped at this museum at the last minute on our way through Iowa City. It is a really nice museum and set up well. The painting room was amazing as they let the kids paint on a window and then they can spray water on it and squeegee it off. Our two year old thought that was great fun.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The ICM is a superb facility located in a local mall. The locale is convenient (albeit not my preference) for folks who have other errands to run. We visited with my 20 month old son...he loves planes so we were lucky that this museum features a large room with vaulted ceiling and number planes both hanging from the rafters and... More 

Thank Retinol13
Washington, Iowa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great variety of things for multiple ages to do. Safe environment and nice that you can leave to eat and return.

Thank Grama1234
Wellsburg, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I took my son here. It was a fun time for him. We had been here before when he was younger. It kept him entertained for about an hour to hour and half. He is 8.

Thank Terri2014
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My 2.5 year old loved it. I don’t think we even saw the entire museum there is so much to do. Staff is friendly and helpful. Looking forward to coming back the next time we are in the area The museum is attached to Coralville mall which has a movie theater, ice skating rink, large food court and shopping galore.... More 

Thank Mary G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We visited the Iowa Children's Museum over the weekend and had a blast. They have lots of different rooms and activities for kiddos of all ages. What's even better is that it is connected to the mall, so if some members of your group are interested in shopping, the kiddos can kill time at the museum. Awesome!

Thank thomas5917
Harshaw, Wisconsin
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305 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fine time with our 3.5 year old granddaughter. The museum is huge. I liked the diversity of exhibits for different age groups. There is something here for 10 year olds as well as toddlers. Because the museum is part of a very large shopping mall, there is a whole food court just outside the museum entrance. One... More 

Thank ScoutMidwest
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went on our annual trip to the museum with my 9 year old. She loves this place. Plenty of fun interactive things to do. Always spends a full afternoon here. Good time for kids

Thank Michael L
Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were headed to the pool but it started to rain so we went here instead. My daughter is 8 and still had a blast. The art room is great and she was able to use clay to create a sculpture. This museum is far superior to other children's museums that we have gone too in the past. I would... More 

Thank Emily B

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