Tuesday, January 13, 2009

When Museums are Fun

(Lukas at the Hands On Children's Museum at 14 months old.)
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This past weekend was soggy and cool here in Seattle, and with the holiday's past us, we were searching for a fun indoor activity to occupy, interest, and properly wear out our little energizer boy. Luckily, through a group Mrs. LIAYF is associated with, we were invited to an event at a local Children's museum.
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Lukas had such a good time at the KidsQuest Children's Museum that I decided to post about Seattle area children's museums over at the Uptake.com Vacations blog.
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Check it out and let me know what you think. Cheers!

7 comments:

Being us... said...

I wish we had places like this closer to us. We like very close to DC/Baltimore but not close enough not to have to make it an entire day trip just to go. I envy you all!

nonna said...

there's a hands on science museum fairly close to where i live. i've been wanting to take the g-kid to it for awhile. i think i'm gonna have to get off my booty and just do it!

thanks for the prod :)

James Austin said...

@Being Us - That's too bad for you guys since they are such an interesting activity for the little ones. Hopefully, with thier popularity another will open up close by you soon.

@Nonna - I'm pretty sure that you will be happy with the result. Every kid at the one I visited was rapt.

Captain Dumbass said...

Thanks for that, we're going to be in Seattle again in the spring and it would be nice to have some new places to take the boys.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

I forgot to mention over at UpTake--the children's museums are fantastic but they can backfire. Take for instance the fact that the adult museums do not appreciate the hands on learning interaction garnered from the children's museum.

FilmFather said...

Looks pretty cool/fun...there's something near us in Philly called the Please Touch Museum:

http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org

My aunt gave my family free passes for Christmas. Hope to go there soon...maybe on one of those "soggy and cool" days like you had.

James Austin said...

@Captain DA - No problem. You live close by?

@Ed - Ha! That would be an expensive problem.

@Film Father - I will keep that in mind next time we are visiting Philly. Is there a Cheesesteak joint nearby??