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The Building for Kids Appleton

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The Building for Kids
100 W. College Ave
Appleton
WI
54911
Tel: 920 734 3226

Directions

The Building for Kids Children's Museum entrance is located at 100 W. College Avenue in downtown Appleton. Their entrance is on the street level at the corner of College Avenue and Appleton Street.

Where are we going today?

What if there was a place where kids could spend the whole day learning, developing their minds, using their imagination, yet all the while having an incredibly fun time?

Welcome to The Building For Kids...and it's exactly that - it's a place just for kids!

The Building For Kids in Appleton exists just to empower children, engage the parents, and re-energize kids into being creative, learning, and experimenting. It's a museum to excite kids!

The interactive exhibits within The Building For Kids are each designed specifically for their development, and enjoyment. They can outsmart the dragon and save the castle in a mini golf adventure, or perhaps they want to create something fun in the da Vinci studio.

The Imagination Playground is perfect for those future builders and engineers where they can create masterpieces with blocks and other items, or they could channel their inner pilot at fly a Gulfstream!

From saving the day in their very own fire trucks, to visiting the Diner in Kids Town, or sliding down arteries as they learn about the human body - there is something that will connect with every child!

What will you find on a visit to The Building for Kids?  You never know! It might be an appearance by a children's book character, a scientist doing the "impossible", or maybe that one art project that ignites a new passion in your child. 

Imaginations? Check. Creativity? Check. Excitement? Check. One place where kids can enjoy all three - check! The Building For Kids awaits!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.50
  • Children$7.50
  • Free Under: 12 months
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Tues - Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sun

Closed Mondays and major holidays

Teachers corner

They offer Discovery Class field trips for those under 12 years. Great self-directed, hands-on and open-ended experiences that meet curriculum standards.

I'm Hungry!

It's always a good idea to grab something to eat in the area before you arrive, so the focus can be on the learning and fun, and not rumbling tummies!.

Any Top Tips?

They sometimes open on Mondays during school holidays and other special events, so keep an eye out!.

Doing our bit

They have created a place that is dedicated to kids and their development and learning. .

Need a little extra help?

Free admission for children on the autism spectrum, and families. Arrive 9am - 10am Saturdays, but you can stay all day.

Can I get one of those?

You can have your birthday party at the museum! Why not enjoy a celebration with friends with hands-on fun!.

More information

Children can only enter with an adult, and an adult can only enter with a child..

What people are saying?

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    Very nice place for kids to play! I love how the exhibits teach kids different skills, and the traveling exhibit always keeps things exciting! Make sure you pay attention to the age mark though. It gets a little boring for older kids.

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    Came here on a field trip w/my son about 5 years ago. Had a great time! The children were like sponges takeing in all of the awesome things 2 learn and 2 do. I learned quite a bit myself that day! Lol!

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    Its a good place put my kid got lost

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    Wonderful place for kids to play huge fan I'm almost 12 and i still love to go there! but it is really amazing

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    Took stepson there for field trip from his school he loved it

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