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Iowa Children's Museum

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Address: 1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2800
Phone Number: +1 319-625-6255
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Great place to take small children.

Great variety of things for multiple ages to do. Safe environment and nice that you can leave to eat and return.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Washington, Iowa
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Washington, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great variety of things for multiple ages to do. Safe environment and nice that you can leave to eat and return.

Thank Grama1234
Wellsburg, Iowa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my son here. It was a fun time for him. We had been here before when he was younger. It kept him entertained for about an hour to hour and half. He is 8.

Thank Terri2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 2.5 year old loved it. I don’t think we even saw the entire museum there is so much to do. Staff is friendly and helpful. Looking forward to coming back the next time we are in the area The museum is attached to Coralville mall which has a movie theater, ice skating rink, large food court and shopping galore.... More 

Thank Mary G
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Iowa Children's Museum over the weekend and had a blast. They have lots of different rooms and activities for kiddos of all ages. What's even better is that it is connected to the mall, so if some members of your group are interested in shopping, the kiddos can kill time at the museum. Awesome!

Thank thomas5917
Harshaw, Wisconsin
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296 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fine time with our 3.5 year old granddaughter. The museum is huge. I liked the diversity of exhibits for different age groups. There is something here for 10 year olds as well as toddlers. Because the museum is part of a very large shopping mall, there is a whole food court just outside the museum entrance. One... More 

Thank ScoutMidwest
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went on our annual trip to the museum with my 9 year old. She loves this place. Plenty of fun interactive things to do. Always spends a full afternoon here. Good time for kids

Thank Michael L
Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were headed to the pool but it started to rain so we went here instead. My daughter is 8 and still had a blast. The art room is great and she was able to use clay to create a sculpture. This museum is far superior to other children's museums that we have gone too in the past. I would... More 

Thank Emily B
Coralville, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My son and grandson loved this place! Highly recommended. They got to pretend and play and build....money well spent!

Thank Sue P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here numerous times with small children and gave found new things to explore every time. So much fun and very engaging fir all ages.

Thank Kay D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

As older parents, we sometimes struggle to find things to do as a family with our 3 and 6-year-old that will give everyone an enjoyable experience. The hands-on exhibits were fun for everyone. And as the adults, we loved watching the kids eyes light up with excitement as they entered each new area. We had planned a two-hour visit. We... More 

Thank Judy W

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