Grand Rapids Childrens Museum Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids Childrens Museum
11 Sheldon Avenue NE
Grand Rapids
Tel: 616 235 4726


Discovery fun at 11 Sheldon Ave in Grand Rapids! From the 131, exit 85 A or B depending on your direction. (85B from south, 85A from north). Those on 85B turn left onto Pearl to Division Ave, then right to Library St. From 85A head left on Market St and right on Fulton St, then Division and Library.

From Library St, make a quick right on Sheldon Ave and there you are!

Don't forget to bring quarters either! There is metered parking in the area. The musuem can always make shance for you.

Where are we going today?

One of the most satisfying things is when you finally understand how something works, and you've learnt something new!

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is an interactive, and importantly fun, museum where kids can play, explore and learn at their own pace!

There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions, so you know you can keep going back to your favorites, but there will always be something new to see!

The Wee Discover zone is one of the popular permanent areas for kids up to 5 years old, with a special place reserved for those little explorers who have yet to learn to crawl.

Fun, colorful rolling balls make their way through rainbows and ramps, or they can cook a gourmet meal in the imagination loving kitchen!  There are loads of shapes, colors and textures for them to enjoy.

Clean up on aisle 5!  You can enjoy shopping at the Mom & Pop store as you grab a cart and fill it with groceries, or create your own 3D designs using fun, translucent and colorful tiles.  How high can you stack them using the magnets?!

See what the world looks like through a giant bubbles, or get up close to the busy buzzing bees at a real working beehive!  Do you know how they make honey? 

Those active kids can enjoy over 400 foam blocks, tubes and balls in Imagination Playground where they can build forts, robots, spiders or even elephants, or they can grab their hard hat and head off to Kidstruction Zone!  Foam walls, pipe mazes and wheelbarrows will keep them on their toes! 

Just don't forget to take that imagination and creativity with you! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$8
  • Free Under: 12 months.

When can we go?

Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5pm / Thurs 9:30am - 8pm

Closed Mondays

Teachers corner

Discovery Field Trips are self-guided tours are great for kids to really enjoy the museum and learn at their own pace. Groups will be met by a field trip guide and will be given a short overview of the exhibitions. The duration for the whole experience is 90 minutes. .

Any Top Tips?

Toddler Tuesdays are for those under 3 years old, between 10am and noon - all just for them! Sensory play, art,!.

More information

They offer rooms rentals if you want to celebrate your birthday at the museum! There are two rooms - one for 40 guests and one for 20. Make sure you ask when you're there if you're interested! .

What people are saying?

  • "Worst childrens museum ever"

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    This place has definitely got potential to be amazing, but unfortunately it isn't. The entire place is literally trashed, there is not one employee keeping the play areas picked up (which by default means parents aren't encouraging their child to put their things away properly)
    The grocery store area for instance had a huge mountain of play groceries shoved off the conveyer belt. I've taken my littles to several children's museums in the US and Europe and this one was by far the worst.

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