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Children's Hands-On Museum

2213 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1541
+1 205-349-4235
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Fantastically fun and clean!

Our family visited Tuscaloosa from Florida during Hurricane Irma and we were so thankful we found a... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Jessica M
via mobile
Great-Granddaughter Loved Her Visit

Took my 2 year old great-granddaughter for her first visit to C.H.O.M. yesterday and she loved it... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
BamaGrandslammer
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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 14 September 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Tuscaloosa from Florida during Hurricane Irma and we were so thankful we found a fun place to play and get out of our hotel. This children's museum seems simple and small from the outside but is a very pleasant surprise going inside!...More

Thank Jessica M
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review CHOM! We are so pleased your family enjoyed your visit to the museum. Our staff and board always jump in whenever we can if people are displaced by such weather problems or tragedies - it's the least we...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Took my 2 year old great-granddaughter for her first visit to C.H.O.M. yesterday and she loved it. Plenty of interactive activities and exhibits on the basement level for younger children, with more visual exhibits on the main level (she especially loved the vintage dolls). Entertained...More

Thank BamaGrandslammer
chomcharlotte, Executive DIrector at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review CHOM! We're so happy that your great-granddaughter enjoyed her visit to CHOM and hope it's only the first of many visits to come. We hope you'll return soon to enjoy our fall and holiday events and play!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

CHOM is a great place to take childen when they are ready for an outing. There are many exhibits that have hands on play. Very inexpensive way to spend an entire morning or afternoon.More

Thank fran105
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so appreciative that you took the time to review CHOM. It's great that your children enjoy playing in our museum - hope you also have been able to enjoy some of the activities included in admission, and that we see you again very soon...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do with young children in Tuscaloosa. They are constantly updating exhibits so it's worth a second trip later on. My kids love it!More

Thank StephanieSwindle
chomcharlotte, executive director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to post this great review! We're so glad your family is enjoying CHOM and the updates we make. If you submitted a name for our chicks when they hatched, we'll be drawing the names sometime today. We have seven new...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to take your children for a fun outing. My girls are 10 and three years old and they both had a great time.More

Thank Ann T
chomcharlotte, executive director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your visit. We're so glad both of your girls had a great time! If you were here this week you probably saw that our eggs were almost ready to hatch. Last night the first chick...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you have about an hour or an hour and a half, don't plan to spend more than that. It is a small children's museum. They do try to change up the first floor with a few exhibits, but nothing spectacular like I have seen...More

Thank Meredith V
chomcharlotte, executive director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to review our museum after your recent visit. CHOM is a medium sized children's museum with three levels covering 24,000 square feet. We currently have 26 hands-on areas/exhibits where children from newborns to approximately age 12 may explore, discover and...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with my children ages 4 and 1. This museum claims to be hands on, but so much of the stuff isn't hands on or at least you're not free to explore it without a volunteer breathing down your back. It was like their...More

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

Thank you for taking time to review your visit, and for your comments. We're very sorry you had a bad experience at CHOM and feel our play helpers were much too hands on in their attempts to be available. After reading your review we will...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The workers here are fabulous. They went out of their way to play with my children. They were very friendly and educated us in every exhibit. The art was fun specially when the workers are so great with the kids and educated them during the...More

Thank fallonevans
chomcharlotte, Executive Director at Children's Hands-On Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for your review! The staff and volunteers love their work and really create wonderful experiences for kids! I'll pass along your comments to them. Hope you visit again soon! Today (Fridays) is movie day, with popcorn and showings of The Pagemaster. Tomorrow join...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here while my in-laws were in town. My kids, 3 and 1, truly enjoyed themselves. Plenty of things that were age appropriate to keep them entertained. Plan to visit again.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to review us! We're thrilled you had a great visit!

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 24 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

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reginasmall
10 August 2017|
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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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Response from ashnot | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2-3 hours. There are places close by to grab a bite to eat when done.
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