Cookies at the Clocktower is an annual event that is held at the Kern County Museum at the Lori Brock Children’s Museum area. Last year was the first time I took my kids to the fun filled craft making cookie eating event and we’ll be going back this year to partake in more holiday fun.
The event is on Sunday December 12th and starts at 11 AM and ends at 2 PM. Kids will have fun making Christmas crafts, playing games, etc. Then when they are ready for a break, they can go outside of the Lori Brock Children’s Museum and have some yummy cookies and hot chocolate. They had a nice selection of cookies last year and before your kids even ask, assure them that they can go back for seconds.
This event is best for younger children. I have three kids, the oldest being 11 and while my oldest would have enjoyed the cookies, I’m not so sure he would have wanted to do the crafts though of course some older kids would still have fun. All in all it is a fun event and my two younger kids enjoyed it greatly.
I recommend getting there a little bit before it starts because the tables for crafts fill up very quickly and from that point on you’ll have to wait in a line for a while. We got there just in time last year and had hit a couple of the craft tables before crowds of people started pouring in. Last year they had several different kinds of crafts for the kids to do with helpers that would assist your kids as needed.
In addition to crafts and cookies, they have magicians and even Santa Claus himself makes an appearance as he gives out candy canes. I thought it was funny but last year they even had Star Wars Troopers which my middle son loved. You never know what to expect but that’s a good thing.
Tickets are $5 dollars for adults and children both. Kids under 3 are free. If you are a museum member, you can attend for free.
Be sure to take your camera as there are several times you may want to take a picture of your children having fun at the event or biting into a delicious cookie.
If your child gets bored during the event or simply wants some extra fun, you can take them to the pretend play room where they can get on a faux large size ambulance, the back of a fire truck, go to jail, work in a grocery store, etc. My kids love that area best of all.
The Kern County Museum is located at 3801 Chester Avenue Bakersfield , CA 93301 and their phone number is (661) 852-5000.