Sunday, February 22, 2009

Discovery Children's Museum - Possible Fieldtrip for Gramps Camp?

I took the kids to the Discover Museum at Gateway yesterday. My friend has a seasons pass there and she brought as her her "guests" for free. I heard that it was a great museum, but it totally surpassed my expectations. It was perfect for the kids. I would say that a place like that is just as entertaining as disneyland.
Cooper was so involved with the activities. Each time we would need to move on to something else, Cooper would throw a huge fit and I would need to drag him to the next place. He has only seen and played with about 30% of the museum because we gets so into the particular activity he is playing with.
There are really neat activities for older kids, but we did the stuff for the young kids. Here are some of the things you can do:
Grocery shop (they have a cute little market area with grocery baskets and a register)
Construction zone (you can work a fork lift and build things with big sponge blocks)
Tubes and Balls (a huge room with these sucking tubes you can put balls and stuff in- hard to describe but really need)
Wind Tunnels
A stage and costumes for plays
Climbing walls
A helicopter that they can ride (the helecoptor will move and vibrate to give you the feeling you are flying. There can be someone else in a control center who can talk to the pilot).

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Your first time! You have been missing out! We love it too. Last year we had a season pass.