Saturday, July 9, 2011

Please Touch Museum

We had visitors 2 weeks ago come down to visit us and the trio. Alan's Mom and Grandmother came down for the weekend. We had a very nice visit. On Sunday we took the trio to the Please touch museum. I had heard a lot of good things about it and I was excited to go with them. Well we had a blast! It was so much fun! We were only there for a couple of hours and didn't get to see everything but it was so worth it. We can't wait to go back! They have 3 spots throughout the museum just for toddlers 3 and under. We made it to 2 out of the 3 areas. I highly recomend taking your kids there if you are ever in the area!

This is the first thing you see when you enter the museum. It is the Statue of Liberty's hand made out of old toys. There is the trio waiting to go and play. I must also suggest that if you have walking toddlers just leave the strollers in the car. I think this and one other time were the only times they were in the strollers. The rest of the time we needed to remember to grab them when moving from place to place.

The first spot we played was in the transportation area. They had cars to climb on. They had a Septa bus that you could board. There was a car with the hood open so kids could look inside it through plexi glass. It is very neat. They get to play while secretly learning things! Muwahahaha.

Vroooooom!

Then we went to an air and space type section of the museum. They went through a tunnel and could walk on a balance beam. There were clouds that played music when you walked on them. For some of the older kids they could make foam rockets and launch them into the air! In this picture we were placing different balls on top of air vents so the balls would float. Pretty neat!

This was outside the first toddler area we went to. Paige like playing the little piano.

And then we al played on the big piano! Just like they did in the movie Big! :)

In the first toddler area the boys made a pretend fire inside a tree. They also had a log slide which the boys loved. There were lily pads that played music that they could walk on. There was also a swan with some eggs they could play with. It was very cute and the boys loved climbing up the stairs and going down the slide. I was manning the stairs so I didn't get any good pictures of that.

The second toddler area we went to had more of a nursery rhyme feel to it. There was a lot more for them to do here and we spent a lot of time in this section. Here is Nathan and Paige having some pie.

Here we are taking the mittens down from the wash line. Now Mommy just needs a wash line and they will be all ready to help!

Here is Levi jumping on some soft story books.

And then Paige got in on the jumping action.

This ship was Nathan's favorite part. I had to make him leave it a couple times to let other kids have a turn! It was very neat. When you turned the wheel the ship would go up and down like a boat on the water. Nathan though that was the neatest thing. I think his Grandpa is going to have to take him out on Lake Erie some day!

The last section we wandered through was an Alice in Wonderland themed area. Here they are in a hallway that gets smaller the further you get up into it. They also had a table where you could have tea with the Mad Hatter. You could also play crochet with bird clubs and wander through a maze.

We ended our day at the gift shop. Grandma bought them Yo Gabba Gabba tub toys. All in all we had an awesome day and we can't wait to go back!

2 comments:

  1. Next time we come visit we'll have to go! I wish we'd had more time this time around :(

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  2. We will have to put that on the list for next time definitely! We had fun even though time flew! :)

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