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Grand Rapids Children Museum

While Michigan’s broad COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the museum has established a number of COVID-19 precautions for its staff and guests. Visit the museum website for details.

The Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive, hands-on experience that encourages self-directed exploration.

Eighteen permanent exhibits include Aunt Daisy's Farm, Mom & Pop Store, Treehouse, Giant Lite Brite, Wee Discover, Wee Bank, Puppet Stage, Buzzy Buzzy Bees and Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles!

These are supplemented with rotating featured exhibits that engage and encourage young minds and bodies.

The Children's Museum is located in downtown Grand Rapids, just a short walk from hotels. The 1916-era building is hard to miss: large expanses of plate glass give passersby a view of the fun inside and one exterior wall is covered with a large mosaic that was originally installed for ArtPrize 2009.


  • Getting Around: The paths through the exhibits are wide and level.
  • Wheelchairs:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Large Print Materials:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Automatic Doors:
  • Lactation Room:
  • Parking: Ellis Parking Lot at 9 Library Avenue NE. — 0.08 miles from the venue.

    The Gallery Parking Ramp at10 Commerce Avenue SW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.
  • Sensory: The interior spaces are very well lit.
  • Entrance: The main entrance along Sheldon Avenue has push-button activated powered doors, and is flush with the sidewalk.
  • Seating: Bench seating is available.
  • Restrooms: There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style Restrooms available with accessible stalls. There is also a Family style Restroom.

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

  • 11 Sheldon Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • (616) 235-4726
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