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Children's Hands-On Museum

2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
+1 205-349-4235
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Learning fun for kids

We visited the CHOM when in town for he day. We had a 2 year old and a 4 year old. They thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
2Bares
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Pikeville, North Carolina
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It is fun for the kids.

My daughter loved this place when she was younger. Her favorite was the Japanese house. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Dave W
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Welcome to the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create, and Discover each time they visit. When we say "hands-on" we mean it! Learning through play is what our exhibits are all about, and you're encouraged to touch, feel, and play your way through our award winning museum. In 25 exhibits CHOM offers newborns through age 12 a fabulous place just for them! Exhibits, daily early childhood programs, events, holiday celebrations, state curriculum specific field trips and parties all wait for you at CHOM! Visit soon! Join over 73,000 visitors each year who know we're the BEST for family fun! CHOM is a 30 year old non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing dynamic leaning experiences.
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2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the CHOM when in town for he day. We had a 2 year old and a 4 year old. They thoroughly enjoyed the different hands on stations from harvesting produce, milking a cow and fishing/boating. There are also costumes available for dress up...More

Thank 2Bares
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We're so glad you all enjoyed your visit! The exhibits you mentioned are wonderful for a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Other exhibits are waiting for them as they grow older, too. On June 5th we opened our third level - Wild...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

My daughter loved this place when she was younger. Her favorite was the Japanese house. I recommend it for anyone with small children, they will enjoy it. Tuscaloosa doesn't have a lot to offer that is similar.More

Thank Dave W
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your review! If your daughter is under 13 years there are other fun exhibit experiences she may enjoy. We opened the third level for summer on June 5th - the Wild 'n' Crazy GameZ level - with air hockey, skee ball, ping...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

CHOM in Tuscaloosa is 2 floors of hands-on fun for elementary age children. Some exhibits are set aside for younger children - up to 3 years - but most are appropriate for all ages. There is a life size cow to "milk", trucks to "drive",...More

Thank shields1954
chomcharlotte, executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's great to hear and we couldn't have said more! Hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Blessed to have such a wonderful place where the children can go and have fun and learn in an atmosphere with an actual "hands on" experience.

Thank Paulette R
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your great review! Hands-On fun is truly important to us and we agree with you - learning through play is fabulous! Hope you'll visit often!

Reviewed 16 February 2017

We always have so much fun here! I've been going to this place since I was a kid, I have hosted one of my children's birthdays here, it's just fabulous. There are many areas to go around and dress up and pretend. I'm sure you...More

Thank Lacey M
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We're thrilled that you took time to review CHOM - and love to hear that another generation is enjoying play with us! We're 32 years old this year and appreciate all of our guests and CHOM "family" like you. I'll pass along the birthday notes...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017

You and your kids will be amazed and well informed when you leave this creative establishment. The kids get to interact with just about every discovery they encounterMore

Thank sulu205
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your January review! We hope you're here this summer, too. We have daily activities throughout the summer along with Saturday events that you won't want to miss!We're hatching eggs this summer, have a great LEGO Camp July 10-14, Movie Fridays, Tuscaloosa's Fire...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

CHOM is appropriate for children birth through eighth grade. Older teens would probably enjoy playing with younger siblings .It has a variety of activities appropriate for children. It is very clean with lots of staff and teen leaders to help. Warning: no food or drink...More

Thank Carolyn D
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you for visiting and reviewing Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! Staff and volunteers are wonderful and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words. Please visit again, and watch for news of public events and exhibit changes!

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We spent an afternoon at the museum with our three year old after coming from Montgomery for a color run. He absolutely loved it and we had to literally drag him away! I only wish there was something like in Montgomery.

Thank tamzyn
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We're so happy you enjoyed the visit here! Since Montgomery is so close we hope you'll visit often and check out our many special events and holiday fun. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a great children's museum for little ones. It is very interactive. But for older kids, it is only good for about an hour or so.

Thank CFrankbama
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We took our whole family to the Children's Hands-On Museum and it was so much fun for the kids. They can actually have hands on experiences in printing shops, soda shops, caves, dress in period clothing, step on a tug boat and explore plus be...More

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Response from shields1954 | Reviewed this property |
I have a yearly pass so I'm not really sure. It is about $10 per person. That is for all day. If you want to play then leave for lunch and return for the afternoon, you will receive a pass to get back in. Have a great time!
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Jennifer V
20 June 2017|
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I would say 2-3 hours. There are places close by to grab a bite to eat when done.
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