Friday, January 13, 2012

Children's Museum Grand Opening

As if the Let's Play Sports Expo didn't offer enough play time for you this weekend, the Children's Museum is also having its grand opening.  This is a place full of wonder and excitement.  And just as important it's open to all regardless of their finances.

I had the opportunity to visit the Museum during a preview and it was still waiting some finishing touches, the handful of kids and adults seemed to be having a great time.  There were themed playscapes of Woods, Water, Voyager (pictured), Invention, and Becka's Studio.  People of all ages were exploring the tree house, the 14-foot tall waterfall or riding the Voyager. 

All of the playscapes these are highly interactive.  For instance on the Voyager, there are removable walls, a dubwaiter between levels, an internal telephone system, pedals to flap the wings, and pedals to operate the twin "engines."  This is the type of place I wish I had available to me as a child.

Now, with the signficant fundraising efforts of the Board and the comittment of the entire community, the Children's Museum is a pay-as-you-can facility.  This means nobody will be turned away.  If you are able to contribute, there are special benefits for members as well as several fee only programs.  For example if you need an evening without the kids, the museum offers a 3-hour "Parent's Night Out" where you can drop off your wee ones and grab dinner downtown.

For more information on the great opportunities the Children's Museum holds, please visit them online at

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