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“Designed for young children and very affordable”

Pensacola Children's Museum
Ranked #46 of 107 things to do in Pensacola
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Owner description: The Pensacola Children's Museum is an interactive, hands-on children's museum for ages up to 11. The first floor Discovery Gallery is geared for younger children to explore Pensacola's 450 years of history. The second floor exhibits themes in Pensacola history for older children. Programming is constantly being updated.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Pensacola,FL
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Designed for young children and very affordable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

This place is great for toddlers and preschoolers on a rainy day. There is plenty of room for the little ones and perfect to introduce them to museums. It is small compared to the ones in big cities, but if you think about all the effort that takes to keep this kind if place.... They have done a great job!! Oh and they also allow bday parties.

Visited April 2014
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Little Elm, Texas
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103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A children's museum only by the loosest translation”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We went with a 3year old and a 6 year old, it was 3 dollars a person to get in, which is cheap, it still wasn't worth it. There was a story time that the kids sat through and got cookies afterwords. The bottom floor has a few little exhibits, a house, a boat, a market, and a fort, there are some fake foods and a few fake wooden tools, as well as some wooden guns to play with. The kiddie corral for kids under 3 made me laugh out loud, it was an area about 3 feet wide by 5 feet long with a foot high picket fence around it and some Melissa and Doug animal puzzles strewn around. There is an elevator to the second floor, which is where you are greeted by a sign saying not to make noise, which would be understandable for maybe an art museum, but not a kids museum. I also liked the arrows pointing the way to different exhibits, the one that said Indians, had a computer printed sign taped over it saying "native Americans" Classy. Another favorite was an old map that they had helpfully outlined areas with colored tape to show where the "blacks" had lived in the days of yore. The top floor is not kid friendly and has little of interest to children. It seems like they put clunky handmade wooden toys in each room of a museum that was once geared towards adults. The outcome was that my wife, myself and in-laws were nonplussed, my children managed to have fun, just like kids will.

Visited March 2014
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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167 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fun Local Experience for the Very Young!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

With the young (preschooler) in mind, it would be a playful experience to learn about early P'cola history, experience hands-on daily life of the settlers and adults to understand why the area is known as the City of Five Flags. There are many old photographs upstairs, which tell the history of Pensacola as the first settlement of North America by the Spanish, French and English...

Visited December 2013
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Newly Renovated!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

This is obviously designed with Children at heart, but I seem to enjoy the historical aspects of this much more than the kids!

The new exhibits are a fresh and much needed update.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Jarod K
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Pensacola, Florida
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Small but decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

We visited on the Sam's Free Wednesday. While it was a little packed with little ones, the museum had enough to keep the kids busy for a few minutes. This is a good place to go if you want to get your little one's out the house. My toddlers were able to walk around both levels and take in the sites. We will return to the museum on a less crowded day.

Visited August 2013
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