The museum has quite a few interactive exhibits where the children can create art projects to take home with them. We spent about 2 hours there and the kids probably would have enjoyed another 30-45 minutes. The art projects were definitely a hit! Directions are available at each station along with supplies so that the parent can assist their child in the project.The exhibits included:
A special Magic Schoolbus exhibit on weather which was so timely for us since we are studying weather this year, plus we LOVE the Magic Schoolbus. Don’t you?
In the Global Village children can experience the art from different countries as they walk through a village scene. We spent the majority of our time here. It was a lot of fun.
In Earthworks the focus was on recycling and they could experience sorting things for a recycling plant plus make art out of recycled materials. My kids had more fun exploring the recycling truck and loading bottles on the conveyer belt—-I guess they feel we make enough recycled art at home!
The final stop was the “Pop-Surrealistic” world of internationally recognized artist, Kenny Scharf! I wanted to get out the paints and start painting, but the kids were too immersed in the Magic School Bus exhibit and passed on the painting project. Smocks were available so don’t worry about the mess.
Come in the morning and take your time. We were there on a Monday from 11-1P and there were NO LINES for any of the activity stations (usually set up for 3-4 kids).
If you enjoy scrapbooking don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Scrapbook store in the shopping plaza. It’s a really nice one and they offer wonderful classes too.