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Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
+1 205-349-4235
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No matter your age, this is a great place to visit. Many hands on things to try. Your kiddos won’t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Our 5 year old grandson loved the museum. The hands on experience allowed him to use his full... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
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Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit. Learning through play is what our exhibits are about, and you're encouraged to touch, feel and play your way through our award winning museum. In 26 exhibit areas we offer newborns through age 13 a fabulous place just for them! Exhibits, birthday party spaces, daily programs and activities, events, holiday celebrations and curriculum specific field trips all wait for you at CHOM! Visit soon - join over 78,000 guests each year who know we're the BEST for family fun! CHOM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and we've provided dynamic learning experiences for 33 years.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter your age, this is a great place to visit. Many hands on things to try. Your kiddos won’t be disappointed.

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We're so glad you had a great visit! We're prepping for the many summer activities and events coming up - hope you'll join us!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Our 5 year old grandson loved the museum. The hands on experience allowed him to use his full imagination. He especially liked the clubhouse and getting to play doctor. Make sure to check the calendar of events on their website. This can sometimes affect the...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hopefully it's never too late to say thank you - Thank you for taking time to review us! Actually, our Saturday hours in the past used to be different than the week day hours and it was a bit confusing (most events are held on...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Tuscaloosa from Florida during Hurricane Irma and we were so thankful we found a fun place to play and get out of our hotel. This children's museum seems simple and small from the outside but is a very pleasant surprise going inside!...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We are so pleased your family enjoyed your visit to the museum. Our staff and board always jump in whenever we can if people are displaced by such weather problems or tragedies - it's the least we...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Took my 2 year old great-granddaughter for her first visit to C.H.O.M. yesterday and she loved it. Plenty of interactive activities and exhibits on the basement level for younger children, with more visual exhibits on the main level (she especially loved the vintage dolls). Entertained...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive DIrector at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review CHOM! We're so happy that your great-granddaughter enjoyed her visit to CHOM and hope it's only the first of many visits to come. We hope you'll return soon to enjoy our fall and holiday events and play!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

CHOM is a great place to take childen when they are ready for an outing. There are many exhibits that have hands on play. Very inexpensive way to spend an entire morning or afternoon.More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We're so appreciative that you took the time to review CHOM. It's great that your children enjoy playing in our museum - hope you also have been able to enjoy some of the activities included in admission, and that we see you again very soon...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do with young children in Tuscaloosa. They are constantly updating exhibits so it's worth a second trip later on. My kids love it!More

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chomcharlotte, executive director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to post this great review! We're so glad your family is enjoying CHOM and the updates we make. If you submitted a name for our chicks when they hatched, we'll be drawing the names sometime today. We have seven new...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to take your children for a fun outing. My girls are 10 and three years old and they both had a great time.More

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chomcharlotte, executive director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your visit. We're so glad both of your girls had a great time! If you were here this week you probably saw that our eggs were almost ready to hatch. Last night the first chick...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you have about an hour or an hour and a half, don't plan to spend more than that. It is a small children's museum. They do try to change up the first floor with a few exhibits, but nothing spectacular like I have seen...More

Thank Meredith V
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chomcharlotte, executive director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to review our museum after your recent visit. CHOM is a medium sized children's museum with three levels covering 24,000 square feet. We currently have 26 hands-on areas/exhibits where children from newborns to approximately age 12 may explore, discover and...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with my children ages 4 and 1. This museum claims to be hands on, but so much of the stuff isn't hands on or at least you're not free to explore it without a volunteer breathing down your back. It was like their...More

Thank Jennifer V
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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to review your visit, and for your comments. We're very sorry you had a bad experience at CHOM and feel our play helpers were much too hands on in their attempts to be available. After reading your review we will...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The workers here are fabulous. They went out of their way to play with my children. They were very friendly and educated us in every exhibit. The art was fun specially when the workers are so great with the kids and educated them during the...More

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chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your review! The staff and volunteers love their work and really create wonderful experiences for kids! I'll pass along your comments to them. Hope you visit again soon! Today (Fridays) is movie day, with popcorn and showings of The Pagemaster. Tomorrow join...More

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Response from shields1954 | Reviewed this property |
I have a yearly pass so I'm not really sure. It is about $10 per person. That is for all day. If you want to play then leave for lunch and return for the afternoon, you will receive a pass to get back in. Have a great time!
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Jennifer V
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I would say 2-3 hours. There are places close by to grab a bite to eat when done.
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