Children's Museum of the Shoals, Florence

4.8
#11 of 12 in Childrens Museums in Alabama
The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. is a unique community resource that offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. Our mission is to further classroom education and complement existing cultural and educational resources.

The museum allows children the freedom both to play and to experience the joy of learning in a safe, enriched, and stimulating environment. It also offers academic enrichment for the state and national curriculum standards in the fields of science, environmental education, the arts, history, and culture.

Exhibits and activities encourage children to imagine, make choices, and create and to experience the world in ways that expand their awareness and promote science and cultural literacy.
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  • I really enjoy the Children's Museum of the Shoals. Located right next to Deibert park, this museum has lots of different activities and areas for children to engage in. Also, check in with them for a...  more »
  • New venues under design and interior under renovation.New paint, carpet, cabinets, lighting, toys, venues,books, --- legos, all items will be new. Community supported project -- in kind services, many...  more »
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  • We had a great time!! My son had a blast on his field trip!! Love the new things added.
  • Great location that’s impressive from the outside but incredibly underwhelming once inside. The museum is geared towards preschool aged children with plenty of things to play with but short on actual science activities. The $10 admission grants your child access to enter a day care center like space supplied with a few educational toys and semi functioning interactive displays. If your child is more than 5 or actually has questions you’re better off visiting Birmingham, Nashville or Memphis. It’s great the area has this resource but it has the feel of a tired, half-realized attraction that peaked before it was completed. It would be great if there were more displays and activities that reflected a partnership with UNA’s college of Arts & Science rather than a toy supplier unloading surplus inventory.

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