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    This experience was the worst we have ever had! Not only was the admission price ridiculous but the activities were extremely lame-you can certainly color at home or play on a jungle gym at a park. We were so disappointed….it was overcrowded, understaffed and even unsafe! About 50 people too many crammed themselves and strollers into a theater built for much less! I would never go back-the only bright, well staffed, clean area was the gift shop!(of course) I would not recommend this place for any age-not enough to learn, see, do!

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    Super fun for my 2 year old and myself! Keeps her busy and happy for hours. The staff there are friendly and work very hard! We love making personal labels for our crayons, making markers and different crayon shapes. Good times all around!

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    I really enjoyed it today! You pay $18/16 per adult/child (cheaper if you order online ahead of time) and I think all the things you get to do is worth it! You get 3 tokens (parents too) as part of your admission. Each token is worth $0.50. One token will let you do one of the following:- make a marker- make a crayon with a personalized wrapping- get a pack of modeling clay- get a 4 pack of crayons- get 2 markersYou can buy more tokens (2 for a $1) at any time if you want to do the above activities.There are also free activities including:- melting a crayon to make a figurine- making a melted crayon wax picture- seeing a cool demo of how they make crayons- a giant climbing structure- making digital pictures and projecting them on the wall- taking a picture of yourself and converting it to a black and white outline akin to a coloring book page.- going into a blacklight room and “drawing neon” on boards on the wall- play with a giant lite brite – …Seriously I cannot believe how many things they let you do. It really is an amazing experience and I recommend it. Other things I would do is bring your own lunch as we ended up paying almost $30 for 2 ice teas, chips, 2 slices of pizza, hummus and a salad. But it was good and fresh which usually isn’t the case at kids’ places.Things I wish they would improve is better soundproofing in the building. It is just too plain loud!The staff was cheerful and friendly which was also great. Oh yeah someone complained about irrelevance of the canal exhibit. This is true, it is a leftover from the previous museum but it was fun too! The kids each get a crayon “boat” that they can push around and learn about locks work. Really neat to see in action.

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    My 3 year old loves this place and my 2 year old is starting to get into it. We’ve had great times going in the fall/winter, when we go in the summer it was a little crazy with camps.Some of these other reviews make me really disappointed at how miserable some parents can be when spending the day with their children. Yes, things break. I don’t have a problem paying admission to a family place, I can participate all I want… or stand there with a puss on my face and whine that I had to pay. The one complaint that I really don’t get is paying extra for everything. There are 2 areas, out of maybe 20, that require an extra fee. We keep ourselves so busy with everything that is included I don’t even know what’s in these rooms. I think it’s nice that they’re out of the way too so you can easily walk past them and the kids don’t even notice.Have fun! the kids have a great time!

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    I went to the crayola factory when I was little, and because I was in the area I decided to stop by and see what the factory experience would be like now that I am an adult. The only thing I can say is that I was shocked at how little there is to do despite a nearly $20 entrance fee. I was expecting maybe a little museum about crayola, or maybe you would get to see how crayola products are made, but there was hardly any of that. All that you can do there is get a crayon with your name on it, a marker you can choose the color of, a small sample of model magic, and then there are different stations to color or melt crayons. Also if you want to do one of the aforementioned activities prepare to wait in a very long line. I went on a thursday and spent a large portion of my time waiting in various lines. I can not imagine a weekend in this pace. So to sum it up, I can see how the crayola factory might be a place where you can take a very young child and distract them for at most two hours, or you can just color at home and save your money.