Having my own Children’s Museum Pass in Green Bay has prevented me from traveling to Appleton to check the one out there known as the Building for Kids located on College Avenue. The passes do not transfer between facilities which is a bummer; however, some museums will honor half price admission to educators or military discounts. Seeing as my sister, who lives in Appleton, has off on Tuesdays, I thought it was about time I check it out. Thankfully, it did not disappoint.
First off, it is so adorable! Right when you walk in, there is a giant tree with tunnels and a slide which sets a fun, easy going atmosphere.
This museum is two stories! The first floor has a Kwik Trip, baby hospital, airplane, and cafe. There is also a spot with three tables to bring your own lunch and eat on site.
The second floor has some of my kids favorites: interactive ball maze, foam pit, building blocks, house, gated infant section, mini golf, fire truck, crane, art center with a pet guinea pig, and, of course, the hands-on water station! Clearly, plenty to do.
Another great thing both Green Bay and Appleton Museums have are special event days. These can include holiday related events, storytimes, parades, yoga, and individualized needs. See the calendar of events for either Green Bay or Appleton.
Both times we visited we spent around 2.5 hours at the museum which included our picnic lunch. The kids had such a great time.
On our first trip, we didn’t even finish all of the stations. I bought a summer membership ($50), so that we could return a few more times before school starts. Plus, it was more cost effective since it would have cost us around $22.50 (myself and two kids) to go each time. If you have been thinking about trying out the Appleton Children’s Museum, you will not be disappointed. Even the adults were having fun!
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