Children learn best from exhibits involving lights and colors, which means you can either take them to a children's museum or let them rub their eyes too hard. Teach wee ones safely with today's Groupon: for $13, you get four admission tickets to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum (up to a $28 value), located on Sheldon Avenue.
Armed with a variety of art-, sensory-, and experience-based programming, Grand Rapids Children's Museum plots a plethora of strategies for holding the attentions of unruly tots. Permanent exhibits include a hands-on bubbles display; a construction site made of Legos, building blocks, and more; and an interactive play-banking site complete with cash registers, ATMs, and legally binding loans. Beginning January 27, the temporary exhibit Izzy's World of Shapes will entice creative kiddos with three-dimensional stacking puzzles, drawing activities, and an enormous light-bright structure.
Grand Rapids Children's Museum was an Editors' Pick on 10 Best. TripAdvisors give the museum an average of four owl eyes, and Judy's Book reviewers give it a five-star average. More than 2,170 Facebookers are fans.
- Just off Monroe Center, this children's museum is an ideal place to spend a cold, wintry afternoon with the kids. Hands-on activities range from programs hosted by the popular Maddie DoGood to exhibits that inspire creativity, cooperation, and loads of fun. – 10 Best
- So much to do for all ages! Both my kids loved it! – Campbellsoupkid, TripAdvisor