Let me take you on a visual tour of this awesome facility. Just sit back and relax.
The chair lift is something that the children really seem to enjoy. They basically sit on a stool-like chair. There is a rope in front of them attached to the chair. As they pull the rope, their chair elevates with them into the air. I have observed the joy on their faces to discover that they can lift themselves into the air.
The Investigation Station is just that. There are numerous colorful red, white, blue, green, yellow, and orange cabinets that the children can open and find various activities for them to explore. A child might open one cabinet and find a box of legos in there. By opening another cabinet, a child might discover a Etch-a -sketch set. There is no telling what toy might be found in the cabinet. Children are fascinated by this and love to explore and find what might be waiting for them behind the cabinet. You can find all of this inside the Children’s Museum.
Do not forget about the spectacular Puppet Theatre. There are puppets that the children can use to perform a puppet theatrical show. Almost like a “mini-theater.”
Build A Bridge
For those children that like to create and make things, “Build a Bridge” would be perfect for them. There are wooden blocks for them to attempt to build what they want.
This is a small house just for children. It is a memorable place. I am 5’4″ and I have to actually bend down to go inside of it. It is very small quarters. It has a small stove and table and chairs. The children love to play in this house. It is fascinating to watch them. Children can be so creative.
What about those children that are forever, climbing on something? Do you have a child that just loves to climb? The Climbing Wall would be perfect for that child. It is an actual wall that they can attempt to climb. If they happen to fall, there is padding below to catch them. This wall is very colorful. In fact most of the play area in the Children’s Museum is very colorful. Who would think you would find a climbing wall inside of the Children’s Museum?
The musical Room has numerous musical items in it including tambourines, bells a pipe organ and recycle rhythms. Yes recycle rhythms. That includes pots, pans, and numerous other recyclable items that the children can use to make their own music.
Musical Step Room
There is a musical step room. The children step on the yellow circles and make music. Each circle that they step on plays a note. They can actually make their own music. The children quickly figure out this spectacular room. I am just captivated by this room. I believe some of the children become captivated also.
For children 3 years and under, this is a fabulous area just for them. They have a small colorful tunnel that they can crawl into. You will see push toys, small wooden puzzles, squares, boxes, attachable numbers and letters on the wall, and books to read. Everything in this room is “hands on.” That is what is so marvelous about this room. There is, also, a very large colorful rug with the alphabets.
This Smart Mart is the grocery store. It is the children’s grocery store. There are small grocery carts that the children can push around to put their grocery items in. The groceries consist of plastic, vegetable, and fruits. There are pretend boxes of cereal, breads, and many of the grocery items that you would shop for when grocery shopping. It is something to watch them as they pretend to shop. There is even a cash register for the children to ring up their items.
What would this place be without a pizza restaurant? Yes, they can make their pretend pizza from plastic cut outs that look like real pizza. There is a pizza oven, microwave and sink. There are tables to serve the pretend food on. The children really put their imagination into full gear when in the Pizza Restaurant.
Directions are below. Parking is FREE
Admission is relatively inexpensive
Ages 1-100 $4.00, under 1 FREE, groups of 20+ $3.00 each (reservations required for groups) FCM Members: FREE
Tuesday-Friday 9 an-5pm, Saturday- 10 am-5pm, Monday- Group availabilities upon special request.