Last Friday our family headed down to Cincy for Free Friday at The Museum. While all the Museum's located at the Museum Center are free that evening, we spent our time at the Duke Energy Children's Museum.
Because a Free Night at a Children's Museum with thousands of cranky, hungry kids sounds like a blast, right?
Actually, it wasn't so bad. Yes, it was pretty crowded, but we got there right as it began (4pm), and so there was no wait for tickets, (they are free, but you have to have them), and the parking, (which was $4), was easy too.
The first thing my girls wanted to do was the Energy Zone. This area is a netted enclosure and has like a gazillion little balls for kids to play with. There are these stations inside, and each station offers chances to figure out the path the ball has to take to reach its destination, and what kinds of energy forces help get it there. Plus, there is a HUGE ball catcher thing in the middle that dumps all the balls at random times, and the kids love that!
freedom of imagination that comes with being in that kind of setting, and for kids, it is paradise!
They also had a great time with using their hands to build things. They had blocks, a workshop area, and soft building toys to play with and I realized that maybe I need to incorporate more 'building' play at home. I think with girls it's easy to get stuck in the rut of buying dolls, crafts, and other girly items. So now, it will be, Bring on the blocks!
The kids love it, but we did lose ours a few times in the chaos of it all. But alas, they found us. (Oh well, better luck to us next time). Hahaha, just kidding, (kind of...)