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THEMUSEUM, Kitchener

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  • I have taken my son there many times since he's been 2 years old. He loves it. We are usually there for about 2-3 hours when we go.  more »
  • We drove an hour to attend the museum, on a Saturday, to wrap up March break. The museum promotes itself as hands-on for children but most displays were hands-off and closed. Several promoted exhibits...  more »
  • A great place to take younger kids for a day trip during March Break especially if they are interested in dinosaurs.  more »
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  • I had a good time visiting The Museum with my boyfriend a week ago. We simply went online, checked the visiting hours through their easily accessible website, and were thrilled to see that the current exhibition was "Nature Unleashed". It was the perfect thing to do on a Saturday afternoon, we grabbed lunch right after at Rainbow's Caribbean Cafe just down the street, and there are many other great lunch options in the area, as well as a cafe located inside The Museum itself! The Museum is located right in the heart of downtown and is easy to get to using public transportation, however there is very little parking in the area so either plan ahead in regards to parking or plan to take public transportation. As soon as you walk into The Museum there is a great sense of fun and that atmosphere remains throughout the attraction as it seems that this is a museum geared mostly towards children and families. The Museum, apart from the exhibition, seemed to lack content and could perhaps use more art pieces. For this reason I did not feel like it was quite worth the $12.00 adult rate we each paid, however there are days listed on the website with reduced fares. The "Nature Unleashed" exhibit was excellent, taking viewers through various different types of natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanoes. Each type of natural disaster had great displays and interactive experiences to give you a better sense of the severity of that natural phenomenon. There were stories from survivors different natural disasters, as well as educational information explaining how each one occurs. We left with a much better understanding of these natural occurrences as well as great respect for the survivors of them and the communities that have suffered any of them. After leaving The Museum we both agreed that it had been too pricey for what we got to see, but that it was still a good time and an enjoyable afternoon. I would recommend this attraction to any young families or any adults who are young at heart and looking for a fun hour.
  • I asked the server if the perogies were a good vegetarian option, she said yes they are great. They were very bland received 4 pieces for $16! And when she asked how it was after seeing I only at half she said yeah it's better with the bacon and loses its flavour :$ Not overwhelmed with the service and food. I don't mind paying for quality food but unfortunately it was not.
  • It has a very unique layout and appealing atrium area. I didn't actually make it up to the exhibits because I was there for a special event. Hardwood floors extend throughout much of the main level. Decent for dancing.
  • Made me feel like a kid again! The exhibits are wonderfully interactive and reasonably interesting. That said, there is very little real science or meaningful art here.
  • We went thinking our London Children's museum pass would I've access to our family (2 adults and 3 kids). Turns out the member restriction is that you just be over 150 KM from the source membership facility. They were kind enough to only charge us for two adults and allow our kids on for free which was much appreciated considering we drove 2 hours (due to some poor traffic on highway). In all honesty I was pretty disappointed with what it had to offer. You could spend 1-2 hours here having some fun but it's not worth the cost of 2 adults and even 3 kids free. If I paid full price I would have been very disappointed. This place makes sense to go to if you are a member and live in the area but I would strongly recommend you don't pay full price for 1 day to come here. And don't make this a sole destination if you are from out of town.