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Great Lakes Children’s Museum

A Traverse City vacation getaway isn’t just fun for the adults, but the whole family. This includes any young children traveling with you who are too young or little to enjoy activities for older children. If you have a young child, make sure to take them to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. This museum is a local attraction that uses hands-on and interactive exhibits to encourage your child to explore and enjoy the wonders of the world. The Great Lakes Children’s Museum has been serving this mission since 1998. Here is what you and your children will discover at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum:

Youngest Child Exhibits

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers exhibits that are specifically designed for children ages 1 to 3. These exhibits are created to help sharpen any fine and gross motor skills. Exhibits for the youngest children are tucked inside a safety enclosure so parents can relax and join in on the fun as their children explore their surroundings safely. These exhibits include The Hatchery, Water Cycle, Skill Builder Stations, and more.

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Oldest Child Exhibits

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum also offers exhibits that are designed for older children ages 5 to 8. This allows school-age children to join in on the interactive fun during your visit. They will learn about physics and sailing in the Let’s Go Sailing exhibit as they experiment with toy sailboats. The Lilliputian Puppet Theater allows children to join in on rotating “theater productions” with exciting songs and interactive play. Additional exhibits also include Guardians of the Great Lakes, Building Bridges, and more.

All Children Exhibits

Last but not least are the all-ages exhibits that encompass activities for children ages 1 through 8. Children can enjoy the exciting Great Lakes Activity Room or explore the Life Cycle of a Cherry. All activities will help your children learn about the wonders of the world while interacting with other children in a safe setting.

Finding the Great Lakes Children’s Museum

Enjoy a visit to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum at 13240 S. West Bayshore Drive in Traverse City, MI. The museum is open Monday through Saturday and admission is $7 per person; children under the age of one are able to get in for free. Special events are happening throughout the year so make sure to reach out by calling 231-932-4526  or check out  if you have any questions.

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The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is one of many exciting attractions in town where the kids can have fun with the adults. Check out our available selection of vacation rentals to see which of our properties will be available for your stay.