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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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Address: 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3218
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Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both...

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.

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Lots going on in this museum for children of all ages. Very interactive, educational while still being interesting to all ages.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Claire F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots going on in this museum for children of all ages. Very interactive, educational while still being interesting to all ages.

Thank Claire F
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite place for my wife and I to take our young grandchildren. There are always many activities that they can engaged in. Some of the "exhibits" change periodically, so it is not always the same each time you visit.

Thank Chester H
Muskegon, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not in the plans for our little weekend away we wanted to check out some of the other museums GR has to offer but our kids begged and pleaded. Always amazes me how they never get board no matter how often we go , a winner every time. keep up the great work!

Thank ellenmyra1234
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The GRCM is a great place to take children to experience new things, to act out roles, and have a great time with other children.

Thank MSUgreen
Hudsonville, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's an ok children's museum for an hour or two. Our kids are probably too old for it now. They got bored pretty quick. Not really worth going after age 6.

Thank CarpeNoche
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Our kids loved it! We had a blast doing all the activities together and watching them learn was so fun! I love all children are able to play and take part in the activities. Keep in mind that your kids may max out at 1-1 1/2 hours. It is small but a lot of fun. If your kids are older... More 

Thank Libby R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed recently with my 7 yr old grandson. Gives a child a fun, interactive experience along with a much-needed chance to burn off excess energy! Observed children as young as crawler stage to kids 7-10. If traveling with youngsters thoroughly bored with the adult schedules..take this in! Quite creative and geared to how kids play and use imagination

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our kids loved the museum. There are many, many things to do for kids of all ages. The facility was very well kept.

Thank Karmen B
Washington state
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I took my 2 year old daughter here when we were in town visiting family. They have a separate area for infants and toddlers so they won't get over-run by bigger kids. My daughter is really into playing kitchen and they have a large play kitchen in the toddler area with lots of pots and play food. She also enjoyed... More 

Thank msuvet2006
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We enjoy taking my 4yo to this museum when we are in Grand Rapids! It's always clean and well-staffed, and the exhibits rotate out to keep things fresh! We love the "town" area located downstairs - they have everything from a car to drive to a full grocery store to shop at. We also love the bubbles! There is no... More 

Thank MRR48917

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