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Children's Hands-On Museum

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Address: 2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
Phone Number: +1 205-349-4235
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Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where...

Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create, and Discover each time they visit. When we say "hands-on" we mean it! Learning through play is what our exhibits are all about, and you're encouraged to touch, feel, and play your way through our award winning museum. In 25 exhibits CHOM offers newborns through age 12 a fabulous place just for them! Exhibits, daily early childhood programs, events, holiday celebrations, state curriculum specific field trips and parties all wait for you at CHOM! Visit soon! Join over 73,000 visitors each year who know we're the BEST for family fun! CHOM is a 30 year old non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing dynamic leaning experiences.

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Great for an hour or so

This is a great children's museum for little ones. It is very interactive. But for older kids, it is only good for about an hour or so.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
CFrankbama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great children's museum for little ones. It is very interactive. But for older kids, it is only good for about an hour or so.

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Thank CFrankbama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We took our whole family to the Children's Hands-On Museum and it was so much fun for the kids. They can actually have hands on experiences in printing shops, soda shops, caves, dress in period clothing, step on a tug boat and explore plus be a news anchor or a doctor in a hospital! So much to do and so... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I live in Tuscaloosa , We are blessed to have this facility and Charlotte Gibson that has made this her life.

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Thank sttron
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a wonderful place for children to explore many items and ideas that adults either take for granted or have forgotten even existed. Let the children explore and find out things for themselves.

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Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I felt as though my grand kids and I were being followed throughout the museum. We would go to look and discover something then next thing, someone is following behind you. I didn't feel a real sense of freedom to do much exploring. The website tells you to touch it, explore it but when you are there, not much of... More 

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Thank Teeroe1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We haven't been in a while, but with new grandkids, I expect we'll be back. Our kids always enjoyed the Museum, especially the dress up parts. The permanent exhibits bring back pleasant memories for the kids. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Aspatula
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Such as awesome place for children, a lot of activities to do, So many ways for them to learn different things. It's a great place for kids to spend some of their time instead of watching TV at home

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brandon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I took my toddler in July 2016 when passing through the town (we live in another state). Oh boy did she have fun! So much for her to play with. There were 3 floors and each floor had different play stations. So much for her to see and do! She ran and ran. There is also elevator access for all... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

i met a friend there with her children and it is great for a hot day activity inside for the kids or a cold day

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Sanford, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Interesting place. The displays are a bit "older" and "dated" ~ however the kids really enjoyed themselves! Their favorite area was the hospital/doctor office set up. There are dress up clothes and props and they spent hours in the museum. They even commented on the way out ~ that they would love to come again. Pleasantly surprised.

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