Great Lakes Children's Museum

Great Lakes Children's Museum

Hands-on Family Fun. See, touch & explore the interactive water-focused exhibits to discover the world around you. Safe age-appropriate activities encourage imaginative play for children and the adults in their lives. Exhibits Include: Water Table: Playing in water is a favorite activity of all ages! Investigate the many properties of flowing water—create standing waves and eddies, change the direction of the flow and have a boat race through your creation. Water Cycle: Be a water drop! Climb with the sun, hang out in the clouds, then rain down the Precipitation Slide into the freshwater lake where you just might find a fish. Living River: Amazing interactive fish. Great Lakes Lighthouse: Explore history through imaginative play in the Lighthouse Tower, Keeper’s Quarters & Book Nook. Toddler Beach: Soft, safe play for our youngest visitors. Colorful, cozy & comfy! Hours/Admission: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday: 1–5 pm. Open Mondays 10 am–5 pm when local schools are out. Admission: $6 per person

Great Lakes Children's Museum Web Site

Contact Information


13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive

Traverse City, MI 49684

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 932-4526

Fax: (231) 932-7597


Location of Great Lakes Children's Museum

Map of Michigan