Yesterday was free entry day at the Discover Gateway childrens museum. So when work forced me to leave after 2 tiny hours I decided I would take the girls. Mom was worried about the crowds but it really wasn't so bad. My only complaint was that every little blonde haired, blue eyed girl was also wearing a green t-shirt!! LOL So this added a little paranoia but I survived and so did the girls.
Can I just say, this place was freakin awesome!! I remember going to the kids museum and it was fun but nothing like this. You start out in a beehive that teaches the kids to all work together to make fun things happe. They can out balls in all sorts of tubes and and machines and they zip around the room to land somewhere else. There are tons of cranks and gears and knobs and buttons that each have a different job.
Next is the kids eye view room. It's an entire world in their size! There was a construction site complete with blueprints and crane. A postal service that delivered to every location in the "city". A life size house, which was Caydance's favorite. She put away all the groceries she got ffrom the grocery store, washed the table and counter, and then cooked Athena and I some lunch. There is also a farm with chickens, a full size horse, and a garden with fresh fruits and vegitables. There was a little water world that showed the water cycle and a birds nest for kids under 3 to play in.
Upstairs Caydance got to "fly" a real LifeFlight helicopter. She was very excited to fly the helicopter her Papa D got to ride in. Then she spent a few minutes starring in a news cast before she headed to the craft room. Then we built a paper plane and tested it in a wind tunnel, built a robot out of some blocks, and headed home.
It was alot of fun and I highly recommend it for all the kids over 18 months. I'm putting up some pictures, they're a little fuzzy but super cute!