The rainy days of fall are on their way. What will you and the kids do on those Saturdays?
These are our 5 favorite kid’s museums that make indoors a blast.
For those in the Denver area the Star Wars the Power of Costume opens Nov. 13, 2016 at the Denver Art Museum. Hands on kids museums capture minds on ultra hot summer days, rainy fall days and those burr cold days when you just need to get out of the house!
Elijah spent a fun afternoon this summer in the scorching Texas heat inside the Discovery Science Place of Tyler Texas. He drafted, preformed and filmed his own weather report, cooking show and up to the minute traffic news. Just like a real producer, this experience allowed Elijah to view the studio environment from different angles. While a little noisy, the video showed how quickly kids get comfortable in front of the camera.
Moving on to the life size pirate ship, Elijah was captivated by the air canyon. Watch his experience with air and sound.
A Favorite from my childhood–the bubble room where you can see how and why bubbles are made and TRY to pull a life size bubble around your whole body. Also, a life size bean stock transports you from the story telling area to construction zone complete with drafting table, building materials and power tools.
This multi story modern museum with its kid friendly bird building videos and robotic play stations is truly engaging. The boys enjoyed the life sized dinosaur replicas and video building stations where they created a dinosaur, built a habitat and foraged for food.
The sports education area in the basement captured both boys imaginations. Imagine pitting yourself against a world class athlete in a 50 meter dash. Or, having Joe Namath show you how to through a football correctly. Top this off with a simple but fascinating way to actually SEE how calories and exercise effect your body. Running, jumping, playing all in side a museum!
While technically not a kid’s museum it might as well be! The Samurai Exhibit drew us to the museum this spring. Amazing! The opening Samurai video will have your kids begging to go. But Wait! There is a fantastical hands-on art studio room on the lower level that is awe inspiring. Paining & drawing were the topics this spring. Watch our experience!
One of the scariest experiences I have had in a museum. Swarming with sweaty kids and adults popping out of the floor, then disappearing into unknown side passages, crawling through giant tubes to fly down layers of slides. This place is odd, uhmm, unique in a Jumanji kind of way . Like the best house ever to play hide and go seek in, this museum provides many spaces for getting turned around and loosing your way. ” Always building” is their slogan. They don’t change exhibits they invite you in to help create new spaces. Kids loved it! I am just glad I came home with the same number of kids I started with that morning.
A cool fact about kid’s museums is they often have free nights or first Saturdays. Wheee! fun for kids, it is educational, active and free. Check for e-coupons or if you plan to go more than 2-3 times a year a membership may be a cost effective Christmas Present.
Got a favorite museums in your town? Leave us a comment on what you museums you like best!