March 11, 2011 by eckids
The New Children’s Museum seemed like a funky, artsy-fartsy and ‘grown up’ chic-sparse place to me when I first read about it, so I wasn’t sure how it would actually be in reality for the toddlers. I knew I would probably love it though so when I saw it had free admission with our Kidsquest membership there was no reason not to try it out-even if we just walked in and walked out. I am so glad we took a chance on it. This is a kids’ museum that evokes the artsy functional appeal of Dwell Studio and Plan Toys-beautiful stuff parents can appreciate and kids can enjoy. We ALL definitely had a blast!
I was in awe of the humongous Trojan horse and the kids ran around inside it. (Me, again holding on to walls white-knuckled just in case)
We played with bubbles outside. But not just any bubbles-these were Picasso-like bubbles of course-the sticks were pipecleaners molded into funky shapes that made humongous bubble clusters.
There was a rainbow tube for running through. I ran through it too. I wasn’t supposed to but the Bean was a little scared and I thought the man working the station gave me permission but my hubby told me later that he said “stop” as I took off. My mistake.
We sprayed cherry blossoms.
We tagged a whale.
We made art together. (The Bean made the cookie and the Donut was mine)
And all of us had fun. Even Daddy, who is not always a lover of things artsy-fartsy except for me. We’ll definitely go back here one day.