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The Building for Kids

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Address: 100 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
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+1 920-734-3226
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Building for Kids Children's Museum's mission is to empower children,...

The Building for Kids Children's Museum's mission is to empower children, engage parents and energize communities. We accomplish our mission by providing specially designed exhibits, programs and events. Our goal is to inspire, teach and reinforce curiosity.

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Building for kids

Awesome facility!!! Especially liked the airplane stuff. If you havent been or brought your kids here you are missing out.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Coreyalan H
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome facility!!! Especially liked the airplane stuff. If you havent been or brought your kids here you are missing out.

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Thank Coreyalan H
Wisconsin
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This offers all kinds of interactive experiences for the kids, including a hugs water table area complete with rain coats. A wonderful place for families to go.

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Thank Cowgirl198
Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting family in Wisconsin from our home in Chicago and was looking for something fun to do with our 2.5 year old on a cold January morning. I came across The Building for Kids via a google search. The place is simply amazing! 2 levels of fun in a constructive learning environment. Every room was filled with something... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids love this place and so do I. They get to run, jump, play and learn without the mess and chaos in my house. They especially love to paint and play in the water room. We usually go on a weekday afternoon to avoid big crowds. We bring a lunch and eat in the indoor picnic area (no food... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place in the Valley for kids anywhere from 4-9. My kids absolutely love this place. There is so much to do from climbing through cargo nets to water activities to art areas and learning areas. Definitely a must go if in town with kids.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water area was really fun. Ball area was very cool too. There was a ton to do there. We spent 2 hours and could have stayed much longer!

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Thank TinaB036
Waupaca, WI
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our kids love this children's museum (ages 5-11). There are several different areas for children to play. Our kids are never bored here.

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Thank emeehan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Two stories of fun exhibits for kids of all ages! Well worth the price of admission. They will stamp your hands for re-entry later the same day, and they allow adults to bring in coffee in covered containers. My daughter loved the water room, but the raincoat provided did very little and she still left absolutely soaked, drawing our visit... More 

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Thank Stephanie B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful little gem in the heart of downtown Appleton. A lot of activities for young kids and a great place to interact with your child/grandchild.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum is fully hands-on and fun for little kids. Water room, art projects, special exhibits, walk in jet planes, bakeries, restaurants, etc. Cute gift shop. Parking is on the street and not always easy.

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