Directions & Map

streetview red brickThe Great Lakes Children’s Museum is a brick-red one-story building located at 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive, which is also known as M-22. The Museum is on the campus of the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes, immediately across from West Bay, in Greilickville, Elmwood Township. We are less than two miles from downtown Traverse City.

Visit – 13240 S. West Bayshore Drive (M-22) • Greilickville

Mail – P.O. Box 2326 • Traverse City, MI 49685 • 231.932.4526


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From east of Traverse City – State Park, GT Resort, Elk Rapids, etc.

  • Get on US 31 southbound (also known variously as Munson Ave., Front St., and Grandview Parkway).
  • Where the road breaks into a “Y” at the Holiday Inn, stay alongside the Bay (bear right). Continue straight on Grandview Parkway (also M-72 and US-31) for about 2 miles through traffic lights at Park St., Union St., and Division Ave. Get in right lane after the light at Division (US-31 turns south here). Follow the signs to “Northport.”
  • Stay on Grandview Parkway, until it becomes M-22 (near Tom’s grocery store and the Grandview Building). Go straight through the traffic light (right lane).
  • The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be on your left .7 of a mile from the M-22/M-72 traffic light.

From south of Traverse City – Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Traverse Mall, Chum’s Corners, etc.

  • Get on US 31 northbound (also known as Division St. in Traverse City).
  • When US 31 dead-ends at the Grandview Parkway (at the waters of Grand Traverse Bay), turn left at West Grandview Parkway/M-22 West. Follow signs to “Northport.”
  • Stay on Grandview Parkway for about a mile, until it becomes M-22 (near Tom’s market and the Grandview Building) Go straight through the traffic light (right lane).
  • The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be on your left .7 of a mile from the M-72/M-22 traffic light.

From northern Leelanau County – Suttons Bay, Leland, Northport, etc.

  • Get on M-22 in Suttons Bay.
  • Continue south through the traffic signal at Cherry Bend Road.
  • The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be on your right, immediately after Mancino’s Pizzas & Subs and Family Video.

From western Leelanau County – Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Cedar, etc.

  • Get on eastbound M-72.
  • When M-72 dead-ends at M-22 (at the waters of Grand Traverse Bay), turn left on M-22.
  • The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be on your left .7 mile from the M-72/M-22 traffic light.

GPS Users
If you really want to zero in on the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, try this:
44° 47′ 10.25″ N 85° 38 16.42″ W