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Phelps Youth Pavilion

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Kid Place

The best part of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. A good place to take elementary age kids for a... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Jerod M
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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We returned to Phelps Youth Pavilion in Waterloo the other day. It turns out there were more rooms... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Grundy Center, Iowa
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225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-1313
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All reviews children's museum great place for kids all ages interactive exhibits lots of fun art hands play vegetables granddaughter
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The best part of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. A good place to take elementary age kids for a creative and fun afternoon. There are lots of hands on and participant activities in all the arts to engage children.

Thank Jerod M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We returned to Phelps Youth Pavilion in Waterloo the other day. It turns out there were more rooms to explore! On the second floor there was another room with a interactive game where a video shows on the floor and engages you to participate. For...More

Thank reval777
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a wonderful place to learn, be creative and have fun! We go here a few times a year - and I also try to do at least one Girl Scout Meeting each year. What a wonderful place! Tons to do!

Thank Scott A
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We love going here! We had just gone for the first time ever and it was so much fun. My 1 year old and 4 year old both loved it. So much to see and do. So many hands on things for them to learn...More

Thank kjs71107
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Wow this was fun for my four year old. I enjoyed it too. There are plenty of things to do that you would see at a Children’s museum. Some interesting and unique items too like a floor video game and some other light things. Some...More

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We just learned about the Phelps Youth Pavilion (read Children's Museum) recently. It is connected to the Waterloo Art center. Lots of fun interactive exhibits for a wide range of children. Our 2+ year old granddaughter loved the school house, fruit and vegetable stand, the...More

1  Thank reval777
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This children's museum is along the riverwalk. Take some time to enjoy the outdoor area including a playgound and small splash pad just a short distance from the entrance. Parking is easy. Admission cost is low. Wristband allows all day re entry. Museum is on...More

1  Thank joannebM9345GN
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Make sure you look into this place before you go. I took an 11 year old and a 9 year old during spring break for "dollar days". We were done in about 10 minutes, so considering we paid a dollar it wasn't terrible, but I...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We went here for a day trip and we're pleasantly impressed. It has all the exhibits of a larger kids museum for half the price and people. I would recommend this place to anyone with younger children.

Thank klukan
Reviewed April 11, 2017

2 hours spent with my 5 year old granddaughter, could have stayed longer. Well worth it! She loved the light room.

Thank Becky G
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chris j
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Response from teacherpat | Reviewed this property |
Your boys would also love the Lost Island water park.