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!
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.
Military families and seniors $9
No food will be allowed in the museum. For safety reasons, guests are discouraged from bringing other outside food and beverages to the Museum. They encourage you to eat before or after your visit - there are plenty of local places!
Every Tuesday is members-only from 9am - 12pm! They encourage guests to limit play sessions to 2 hours during your time there
The Gift Shop is open and they have a host of educational items perfect to continue that museum experience at home!
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.
A limited number of wheelchairs will be available for use on a first-come, first-served basis and will be thoroughly sanitized after each use.
Also, sensory support backpacks are available for check out during your visit
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!