I love going to children’s museums. For a long time, we were without one here in Washington, DC until the National Children’s Museum opened up last December. Now, several cities across the country have gotten new children’s museums worth exploring with your little ones. Take a look:
The Thinkery (Austin, TX)
The Thinkery, which opened up on Saturday (Dec. 7), offers children and families many opportunities to engage in hands-on activities that revolve around science, technology, arts and math. Look to the Innovators’ Workshop to build new inventions, then head to the Kitchen Lab for programs on food preparation and kitchen science experiments.
St. George Children’s Museum (St. George, UT)
In November, the St. George Children’s Museum opened its doors with lots of activities and hands-on playrooms for children. Kids will love exploring a grocery store, a firehouse, a bank and even a bubble machine. The music room enables children to explore their musical interests, while the desert discovery room allows children to learn more about the Utah landscape.
Bayou Country Children’s Museum (Thibodaux, LA)
Stop in the Bayou Country Children’s Museum, which opened its doors in late-September, for signature exhibits that can only be experienced at this museum. Kids will love wandering the Sugar Cane Maze, climbing aboard the Alligator Mardi Gras Float and playing Cajun musical instruments in the Bayou Boogie play area.
Do you have a favorite new or established children’s museum that you like to visit? Let me know in the comments section below.
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