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Children’s Discovery Museum

Each year thousands of children visit the Children’s Discovery Museum in Grand Rapids, which offers both permanent and changing educational exhibits. The Children’s Discovery Museum is located on Highway 169 South in Grand Rapids and is the perfect place for families with children of all ages to explore a mix of sciences, arts and humanities while sparking a joy of discovery about themselves, where they live and the larger world.

The Children’s Discovery Museum educational exhibits include the Geo Zoooom – an interactive exhibit that introduces kids to the geography of North America; Rivertown – a child-sized town square complete with ten different shops, a Dino Dig, a special Tot Park Maze – made especially for the preschool crowd; the River Forest featuring Tree-sa, the talking forest tree and the River Water Table where kids get up close and see a replica of the dam and river visible from the bridge on Pokegema Avenue.  Kids also love the 2,000 sq. foot art room, dinosaur mounts, interactive learning tools and room to move!   In addition to the many exhibits, the art room is open for birthday celebrations or other party events. The CDM Museum Store offers a wide variety of inexpensive kid-themed toys, books and materials as well as Wizard of Oz souvenirs.

From mid-May to the end of September the Children’s Discovery Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day of the week.  From October 1 through mid-May the museum is open on Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wildwood Resort has a membership to the Children’s Discovery Museum/Judy Garland Museum so our guests can take their kids for free!  Ask us for details.

The Children’s Discovery Museum is located at 2727 US Hwy 169 South (Across from Home Depot), PO Box 724, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.  For more information call 218-326-1900, Toll Free: 866-CDM-KIDS (866-236-5437) or visit their website at www.cdmkids.org.

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