I had this idealistic view when I left home that I would take Keegan to Children’s Museums in all the fine cities across the US and we would play and have these amazing experiences. Well, FINALLY, after being in several cities that HAVE children’s museums, we went to one. It was great and Keegan had a fantastic time, even though our time was cut short. You see, we were in Houston on a Thursday afternoon, and Thursday from 5-8pm is FREE admission at the Houston Children’s Museum. So, from 3:30 until 5:00 we had plenty of space and time to explore the museum. At 5:01 a wave of museum goers came in and we found ourselves jockeying for position at the tables and exhibits. We lasted until about 6:15 and then called it quits. Keegan said it was the greatest day of his life, the best place he had EVER been…at least in recent memory. (Legoland was RAINED OUT, remember?)(Six Flags and the Galveston indoor water park were CLOSED)
We will get to another children’s museum or two. We’ll see how they measure up.
Here are some pics of the children’s museum experience…
Keegan was hoisting himself up. It was freezing outside. I see this picture and I think a better mom would have had him wear socks.
KT and MB building a structure. Keegan really liked that the reflective tape in the vest glowed from the flash in this picture.
An experiment in friction using plastic plates and golf balls.
One thing that struck me at the museum is how much fun kids have playing with stuff that is easily accessible. Sure, we don’t have pulleys and ropes and all that right at hand, but he spent a good deal of time in a room making something out of paper cups, plastic spoons, straws and tape. I read that this was an exceptional children’s museum. I have not been in too many children’s museums. By the end of this trip I hope to be an expert in Children’s Museums or, at least, to have been to one or two more. Keegan loves and needs the hands on stuff. He is not a sit and look at it kind of kid. I like that and I hope to nurture it every chance I get.
Life lesson: Science is all around us. Everywhere. Every minute. The World is my Discovery Museum!