Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing hands-on exhibits that inspire learning and encourage self-directed exploration.
Tired of bringing your kids to places where you have to remind them not to touch anything? In addition to its grown-up attractions, GR offers an entire museum of hands-on exhibits just for kids. The Grand Rapids Children's Museum opened in the 1990s with founders who believed strongly in the value of play and hands-on learning to child development. One of its oldest and most popular exhibits is the "Kidstruction Zone," where kids can put on hard hats, play with tools, and use toy trucks to haul gravel. Other exhibits include kaleidoscopes kids can climb inside of and a kid-sized rock-climbing wall.
The museum is also known for its exterior, which features colorful murals and mosaics. A great place for selfies, it may be worth checking out even if you don't have kids with you.
Cover photo credit: Experience Grand Rapids.