Monday, May 28, 2012

Children's Museum

The Children's Museum at five years old is F-U-N! I don't think we've ever lasted as long as we did today- four and a half hours of fun and exploring!

The Curious George exhibit was calling our name! There was lots of interactive activities that James actually enjoyed! (We thought 4+ hours was impressive, last year we lasted not even one hour before James was "bored"!)

Working out a tunnel system to get the golf ball in the hole..

Manipulating colored shapes to make a stain glass window.

James said this one was a house with a storm/lightning hitting it!


He really likes these blocks. They have them at school too.
There's Curious George!


There was an area that kids were put to work. James worked cooperatively to get these blocks up and down a conveyor belt system. This was a small area. Wait until he sees the big area!


There was an old fashioned phone, probably one of the only rotary phones he'll ever see! He did know what it was though.

"Grandma Rose, are you there?"

We explored Earth World.

Rock climbing.

He explored the ant caves. They give me the creeps!

And then we went outside to the Rooftop Art Park.
Climbing as high as the sky!

Painting with water, with Dad.

Feeling the sand between his toes!

"Mom, can you see me through the hole?"

Back inside, in "How Things Work". James dresses the part of a mechanic/construction worker.


Dad shows James how to change a tire.

After the car is all fixed, James took me for a drive and on a "date" :)
Working a crane.
And back to work!




James worked cooperatively with a bunch of kids. Jim and I laughed, sat on the side, and enjoyed how intensely they played. I mean, they meant business. They were taking their tasks very seriously. There was an older boy who shouted orders and declared himself the Manager. After a while James started working the conveyor belts on his own and stopped participating in the frenzy to get the blocks up and down the two levels. I was glad to see he was curious about how it all worked, and didn't just follow orders :)

Afterwards we went to Candyland for a quick treat!


What a great day!


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