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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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Hands on across from the beach

Although a bit pricey, my granddaughter loved this small, hands on Museum that centers on wind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary P
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Traverse City, Michigan
Learning through play - wonderful

What an awesome afternoon. Whilst staying in Traverse City we took the kids (6years & 10months) to... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Melvinamarie
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“water table” (30 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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Melvinamarie
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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bad weather, bored children, head for Great Lakes children museum?. A great place for kids to have fun. Lots of educational things to learn, and hands on things too!

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Museum offers alot of fun activities for kids of all ages! I have been here a few times when I am up visiting family!

Thank giggly711
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Water Table was the main attraction for our kids. They loved playing in the water, however, the table is pretty big it is pretty small in the scheme of things when there is a birthday party or other visitors. They don't make much for...More

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This "museum" is located outside of town - it seems rather disjointed - tries to appeal to all ages but not many age-appropriate activities for the younger crowd. It was rather dirty - I couldn't wait to get out of there!

1  Thank chicagolover59
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great stop for us on a rainy day. Site was clean, with lots of education on local history. Overall location was small, but plenty of running room on a busy day. Our 4 year old had a blast, our 7 year old enjoyed it but...More

Thank Mr_Magoo82
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Carol J
Ages for museum?
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