Thursday, April 12, 2012

Boston Children's Museum

I took the boys back East this past weekend for Easter. My grandparents live in a small town a little ways outside of Boston, which is where we spent most of our time. However, the weather was cold and we had an extra day, we thought we would go on an adventure and head to Boston to the Childrens Museum (recommended by a friend). We drove most of the way, but parked in a suburb and took the train in. This was a huge hit for both boys!
The Children's Museum was more than I ever envisioned! It was a magical playworld for kids and adults alike. More than 4 stories of room after room of wonderful things to explore, touch, feel, manipulate, climb on. I had no idea how much we were missing with the museum in Denver.
The boys spent the majority of the time in a room full of various ball ramps.
This was some piping with magnets on the back. You could manipulate them to build your own tunnel for the balls.
It took some work, but we eventually managed to get them out of the balls and ramps to see what else there was. LT saw a sign for a Kindergarten room and immediately wanted to check it out! I remember being very excited about Kindergarten and I see the same enthusiasm in LT right now as he anticipates that big leap as a child.
The Kindergarten room turned out to be many of the same things we have at our house and that our children's museum in Denver offers, so we didn't stay long. We turned a corner and there was a huge room full of water and sand! There were all kinds of science experiments in the water and sand.
Adler managed to completely soak his shirt despite having a waterproof jacket on!

The museum is set right on the Charles river. Magnificent windows cover one side of the museum and the views are incredible. The weather was cold and we didn't spend a lot of time outside, but these windows allowed us (or at least me) to enjoy Boston without being in the cold.

The final thing we did at the museum was climb on this four story structure. It was incredible, webbing edged the entire thing and carpeted sail like ramps and bumps allowed the kids to climb up as high as they wanted. We didn't even cover 1/2 of the museum sadly, but the exhibits we did see were incredible.

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