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“Great Play Place”

Kidzu Children's Museum
Ranked #10 of 44 things to do in Chapel Hill
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Owner description: Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through creative play. Come experience Kidzu's new Launch Pad at University Mall —make, build, explore and learn in this amazing location! Our space is brimming with fun and engaging exhibits including refreshed tried and true favorites like The Makery, Gravitron, and Farm to Fork plus several spectacular new exhibits: The Forest Theatre, a large-scale climbing wall, and the immense Tarheel Treehouse! In addition to these kids-powered exhibits areas for children infant to tweens, the New Launch Pad offers a wealth of new programs and activities related to arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), child health and wellness and emerging literacy.
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111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Play Place”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I took my 2 children, ages 4 and 7, here on Sunday to have some playtime and they had a blast. The place is not very big and can get crowded on Sundays since it is free but it will keep your kids busy for an hour or two. This is really good if your kids are bored from walking around campus and need a break to do some kid stuff for awhile. Parents-bring a book or magazine and grab a stool so you can catch up on your reading! They have a play kitchen and garden area along with a reading nook that has a little puppet theater inside. There is a science corner and a block station too. They also feature a craft with some nice materials.

Visited September 2012
Thank Lauren K
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Angier, NC
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Enjoyable but cramped”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

We visited this museum on a Sunday because it is free on Sundays. I'm sure the free entrance is why the museum was so overcrowded. The exhibits and play areas were clean, colorful, and engaging for our 18 month old. The staff were friendly and informative about crafts being offered. The museum is relocating to a bigger facility in the near future. I will have to say for free my child enjoyed his time at the museum. If I had paid the $8 it would have cost for my husband and I to go into the museum with our son I would have been highly disappointed. The lack of space and popularity of the museum on that day made for a less enjoyable experience.

Visited May 2012
Thank efjclf
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just okay”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I hear this place is suppose to move to a larger building, right now it is in a smaller store front. There is not a lot of room to be involved with your kids - I would reccomend Marbles first.

Visited December 2011
2 Thank plangirl26
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun for little kids”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Fun, but for little kids. I think the age range is probably from 2-8 years old. Located on a croner of Franklin Street Kidzu is a great indoor playhouse for kids. It is surprisingly big compared to what it looks like on the out side, and has many different things to do. There is a puppet theater, were kids can perform puppet shows. There are lots of books to read, and in a little padded area in the back there is a spot were kids can just run around and play.

Visited September 2011
Thank Max A
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Small but Impressive”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Kidzu is a wonderful little slice of fun for the youngest travelers. Its small size makes it a very comfortable scale for toddlers and a relaxing place to visit for parents and grandparents. Quality, not quantity!!

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