On one of the days in Texas, Grandma and Grandpa treated us to a trip to the Children’s Museum. It was so nice. The kids had a great time and we had fun along with them, especially when since we got to hang out in the a/c and avoid high temps. It was just announced about a month ago that we’ll be getting a Children’s Museum in our area. We have to wait until 2015, but we’re excited that will be an option for us so close to home.
The first thing we saw was a big multi-level train track that you could push buttons to make the trains go. Both kids loved this, but Finn in particular was fascinated. He kept wanting to go back to that train and then stayed there walking around the display following the train.
The transportation room was a big hit.
That little kitchen had our exact same counter tops. That was weird. Glad my cabinets aren’t that short at home.
They had a huge tea room and a room with dress up clothes from around the world. Every little girl’s dream.
Finn tested levers and how the difficulty changes depending on the length. Must be a guy thing to be fascinated by that. He stayed at that thing for a really long time.
Finn had a great time in the music room (Mia did too but it was about this time that my camera ran out of battery so picture taking got a little more complicated).
I remember thinking it would be so cool to play one of these.
The sound booth. Playing percussion. Nice and loud. He loved it, of course.
Mia pulling a giant bubble around herself.
Outside they had nine buildings dating from the 1890s that were moved to the museum grounds. About half were the peek in kind, but the other half actually let you go in and walk around. Mia slipped into the teacher role a little too easily, if you know what I mean. She immediately walked up there and started her lesson, making sure her students (Grandma and Grandpa) were following along in the right book. Fortunately, the lesson was short and she dismissed to recess pretty quickly.
I love Finn’s face in this one.
It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Thanks for taking us, Grandma and Grandpa!