Museums >Kidzu Childrens Museum
105 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751435.913269 -79.055440
Daughter loved it – Lots of interactive exhibits, our 4 year old loved the place! She would have stayed all day had we let her. We took two of her friends from the neighborhood and we just sat back and watched them explore until we had to leave. Looking forward to trying out some of the special classes!
I went for free - I would pay to come back – We went this weekend, museum is free on Sundays (open at 1:00 PM) . I don't think museum is as accurate a word as "activity center", but I'm not going to argue. I was looking for a big, stone building - nope; just a storefront; easy to miss. But it's bigger than it looks once you're inside. It's not a huge place, but they've made great use of the available space. A very cute garden with some hidden surprises welcomes you, then there's a kitchen, farmer's market, construction area and crafts area, along with a toddler nook that is semi-enclosed. All high-quality, interactive types of things that encourage creative play, plenty of toys to share.
As this was a free event, it did get a bit too crowded for us, but our daughter didn't seem to mind. I would probably go back on a Saturday or weekday and pay the fee just for a little less chaos, but I have a low tolerance for that sort of thing.
The staff was professional and friendly. I liked that they had some security steps in place (I was issued an arm band, indicating a child was with me) and there were several security cameras. Another staff member or volunteer kept a watchful eye over the chaos, straightening things up as needed.
Parking was a pain, but it's in the middle ot a college area, what can you do? We found a spot on the street eventually.
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