Flint Children's Museum

Flint, MI

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Address: 1602 University Avenue Flint, MI 48504 How do we get there? Number: 810-767-5437
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The Flint Children's Museum offers over 40+ hands-on exhibits in areas of science, math, art, music, biology, social & emotional development, and more!We believe hands-on learning is the best kind of learning and are brainstorming new exhibits and activities every day!

Exhibit areas include:

  • Dental Exhibit & Rock Climbing Wall
    • Kids can brush & floss teeth in a floor to ceiling mouth, learn about sketletal structure, or test their limits at the rock climbing wall
  • Tot Spot
    • Made especially for the young ones to keep them safe from older kids and provide sensory play with a ball pit, books, and lots of colorful toys
  • How Things Work
    • Lots and lots of whirlpools, includes magnet wall, massive lightbright, virtual reality sandbox, LEGO pyramid, and more
  • Our Town: Grocery Store, Post Office, and Vet Clinic, House, Large firetruck, and pizzaria.
  • Performing Arts Stage & Life sized Carriage, Draw Alive, shadow puppets, recycled rythms music room, interactive floor

An immersive exhibit called Discovery Zone changes every season with a whole room dedicated to a theme. Some past themes have been Under the Sea, On the Farm, Rock On Caves, and Australian Safari.

In the summer, an outdoor area, called Sproutside, opens with bottle rockets, tricycle racetrack, water table, and much more!

Activity location


The FCM is on Kettering University's campus, across the street.

Heading to Flint from East or West:
Take I-69 to Hammerberg Rd. (Exit 135)
Turn NORTH onto Hammerberg Rd.
Merge RIGHT at the light onto Miller Rd.
Continue straight at first light which will turn into Fox St.
Continue straight at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Ave.
Turn RIGHT at the third light onto University Ave.
Turn LEFT down Cadillac St. for parking

Heading to Flint from North or South:
Take I-75/US-23 to Corunna Rd. (Exit 118)
Turn EAST (LEFT) onto Corunna Rd.
Turn LEFT onto Ballenger Hwy.
Turn RIGHT on Sunset, the first road past McLaren Hospital
Sunset becomes University Ave. You will cross over Chevrolet Ave.
The museum will be on your left. Turn LEFT onto Cadillac St. and into our parking lot

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How much does it cost?









$3/EBT & WIC for up to 4 people


Free Under

Under 1 year old


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Flint Children's Museum FAQ’s

Since some exhibits are paper heavy, we recycle all paper that is used in programming or use it as scraps. We strive to use as many recycled/reuse everyday products like paper towel rolls, bottles, bottles caps, and more in single use programming. Visitors and staff alike are encouraged to bring these everyday items in from home/work to be re-used and made into beautiful art by kids everyday!

The FCM offers a breastfeeding private room and baby changing stations in family restroom.

Our museum shop offers small snacks and eating area. Families can leave and grab a meal and come back at no additional charge. We are located 3-5 minutes from Downtown Flint, with a number of eating places like the Farmer's Market, Jimmy Johns, or many locally owned restaurants.

If you don't like crowds, we offer "Field Trip Forecasts" on our social media pages to tell our families when large field trips or events take place for those with sensory difficulties. Or ask about our sensory bags when you visit.

Our social media (Search Flint Children's Museum) and website are the best way to get everything you need before you visit with an online calendar, links to maps, and admission information. Our front desk staff is also available by email or phone during operating hours at the phone or email listed in this profile.

The FCM does have a museum shop packed with fun toys for ages 0-10 to take home and enjoy. Our immersive exhibit, Discovery Zone, can bring in some fun themes like dinosaurs, under water stuffed creatures, or other fun one-of-a-kind toys. Educational toys like learning place mats and counting/fraction items can also be found in the shop.

The FCM has a dedicated and accredited Educator on it's management staff. The Educator is a former teacher and creative mind that spearheads all programming, field trip lesson plans, and is integral in teaching our front lines on how to interact with children in an educational but fun way.

The FCM’s exhibits & Field trip programming reinforce Next Generation Science Standards and Michigan Curriculum benchmarks for children ages 0-8.

The FCM offers a breastfeeding private room and baby changing stations in family restroom.

The FCM Museum shop offers a variety of healthy snacks with special attention to allergens and other sensitivities. Snacks like veggie straws, water, and low sugar options are available.

The FCM is all one one level with handicap parking, ramps, and railings. Wheelchairs and walkers are available as well as additional seating as needed. Several spots for handicap parking and easy front door pull-up is also available for those in large vehicles.

They have great fun experiences each week scheduled, so kids can learn about a specific theme or topic! Check out the schedule for more details

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