Note: ArtEngage has closed as of summer 2017. We are sad to see such a unique and fun place for kids and families close its doors. 

Learn While You Play at ArtEngage GR!

Indoor Play in NE Grand Rapids

ArtEngage GR is open with the goal of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.

It’s a great place – different from the usual play area – in that it’s a spot where the kids will learn without even realizing it!

It’s also indoors, so is perfect for families on cold, rainy or snowy days. But I think every day is a good day for S.T.E.A.M. Learning!

ArtEngage NE Grand Rapids Indoor Play for Kids

ArtEngage GR has a large open space with toys galore, including over 65,000 LEGO bricks, a dino dig area, giant angry birds and more.

My daughter especially enjoyed making hex bugs tracks, playing magic track cars and the marble runs. She also spent a lot of time in the dino dig area looking for bones.  

ArtEngage is basically a great indoor place for your kids to explore a variety of toys – and the best part is – you don’t have to clean up and put them away when you’re done… The toy tables are arranged in sections and they just ask that children keep like toys together. Gotta love it!

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You Can Paint at ArtEngage GR, Too!

Another cool option at this location is open and/or instructional painting.

Kids (ages 4 and up) and their families can paint on their own or join a guided class. In the class, you’ll be given a 16×20 canvas and led through the steps by an instructor. Either way, you get to paint and take home your canvas art!

Reservations for painting classes are encouraged.

ArtEngage NE Grand Rapids Indoor Play for Kids

More About ArtEngage!

  • Art Engage GR welcomes parties and field trips.  For information on these contact Ron by phone or at the email below.
  • ArtEngage is located on the NE side of town in a strip mall off Plainfield near the 96 intersection. It is near MC Sports in the strip mall.
  • Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10-5, Thursday-Saturday 10-8
  • Address: 3144 Plainfield Ave NE STE D. Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: 616-617-9550
  • Pricing: Little Kids (0-1) Free, Kids (2-16) $8, Big Kids (17+) $6, Teachers and Military $5

Visit their website: or email [email protected]

ArtEngage NE Grand Rapids Indoor Play for Kids

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