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Great Lakes Children's Museum

13240 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5570
+1 231-932-4526
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Ok but not great

As another reviewer pointed out, to say this was a museum was a stretch. It was definitely more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer
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St. Clair Township, Ontario
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Great education stop for the kids

There are some fantastic interactive exhibits here for the kids to learn about water, wind, and... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Brook P
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Hands-on interactive creative play. Water Table, Light House, Freighter and more...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“water table” (32 reviews)
“rainy day” (13 reviews)
“puppet show” (3 reviews)
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13240 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5570
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+1 231-932-4526
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As another reviewer pointed out, to say this was a museum was a stretch. It was definitely more play oriented and the educational aspect was not that obvious. My older two kids were bored, so I would emphasize that this is a venue for young...More

Thank Jennifer
Reviewed 20 July 2017

There are some fantastic interactive exhibits here for the kids to learn about water, wind, and everything in between. Unfortunately it can be extremely busy, to the point where you can't really spend the time you might like teaching these things to your kids. When...More

Thank Brook P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Museum is quite the stretch. It's more of a play area with a few informational posters. They charge $7 for both adults and children. We went on a weekday there were easily 100 people inside so $7 a pop seems exorbitant for a non profit....More

Thank adventureswithtwins
Reviewed 11 July 2017

In the winter of 2016 we took our granddaughter to the Great Lakes Children's Museum. When talking to her about what she'd like to do while visiting us here in Traverse City for several weeks this summer she requested a return visit. Great for kids...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The Great Lakes Children's museum is a great place to take kids. My 6-year old grandson loved the puppet theatre, water table with boats, crafts, sitting on a stuffed fish sliding down a slide, and much more. We were there for about 3 hours, and...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Although a bit pricey, my granddaughter loved this small, hands on Museum that centers on wind, waves, and water. Educational activities as well as climbing opportunities.

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What an awesome afternoon. Whilst staying in Traverse City we took the kids (6years & 10months) to the Great Lakes Children's Museum. The 6 year old had lots of fun at puppets, gravity, wind and water areas and 10 month old loved the under 2...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took my grandkids here during spring break; it was quite busy. They enjoyed themselves and there was enough to keep them busy and entertained.

Thank Beth K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We brought our three grandchildren, ages 2 3/4, 5 and 7 yrs. old. They all had a wonderful time. The water table was especially fun and the two older kids spent quite a bit of time with the wood play set. We were able to...More

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We visited the museum on a rainy cold day in April. Our 4-year-old really enjoyed all of the hands-on imaginary play opportunities (pilot, captain, explorer). The water table was large, but still very crowded not allowing much opportunity for all children to get a chance...More

Thank HgI2819LN
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