We have a new Children’s Museum in our town, which we checked out today. They had a special admission price of $ 1.00 which made it an attractive deal.
The water gazebo has water flowing from the top down gutters into troughs that the kiddos can play with by scooping and filling containers. It also has something that makes cool steam for the kiddos to play in. An obvious hit with the kiddos. The boy also dunked the top of his head in the water and sported a spiky hair look for awhile.
Not only good looking wood but fun too! Could you imagine getting to slide downstairs every morning and using a rope to help climb upstairs, all while admiring a gorgeous piece of wood. Yeah, like I said a fleeting thought…
Next on the tour is the dragon lair??? A climbing apparatus which reminded me of old time bird cages but the slide down was a dragon (with a saddle on it?) Stay tuned for a picture coming up soon…
Lots of fun little things to sit in and pretend, such as this old fashioned car replica. Oh, look at the floor in this room… is that not to die for? One of the recommended links is to an aritcle which states it was recycled from a gym in the Milwaukee
I LOVED this mural in the art studio section… Mostly made out of bottle caps with kiddos art work glazed into the bottom of them…
The paint wall kept their attention the longest…. water, paint what is there not to love. (oh, except the boys white T-shirt when he was done. What is it with the boy and white t’s -they are doomed the day he first wears them!) 🙂
The roof top class room area:
The final highlight was this water sculpture/exhibit where columns of water will shoot/balance balls into the wire holders eventually moving them to the center down a swirling column of water. Water and kids seems like a winning exhibit.
Click here for more information concerning The Madison Children’s Museum.
- Madison Childrens’ Museum “Focuses on Sustainability from Inside Out” (geteconow.com)
- What is a children’s museum? (teachstreet.com)