This weekend we took the kids to the Children’s Museum in Houston. It was awesome. They had totally remodeled and updated since the last time I was there (last year). The only unpleasant thing about it was that it was PACKED. Like you could barely walk. Of course that meant that Bud wanted to RUN everywhere and touch everything. The touching part was ok, because that is what the museum is designed for, but the running… not so much. It is very hard to keep up with a busy toddler in the midst of 500 hundred people. But even with all the people, we still managed to have a good time.
Of course as soon as we got there Baby Girl wanted to paint her face (an activity she remembered from last time), which means in all of the pictures she has a kitty cat nose and whiskers.
Bud fell in love with this tinker toy exhibit in the “how things go together” section. I was completely amazed that he was able to actually put the little sticks in the little holes and build stuff. When did he learn to do that?
They also have this new amazing water exhibit outside. It allows the kids to see all the different ways water flows and teaches them about the power of water and currents and how the power of water can be harnessed for other things. I really wish it had not been 900 degrees outside so that we could have experienced more of it. As it was we only got to be out there for about 15 minutes. I just can’t take the heat and I was not walking around soaked to the bone the rest of the day.
Another new exhibit they had was a conveyor belt with all sorts of shapes on it. You could place them in your “machine” and it would tell you about the shape. It was designed to teach the kids about shapes, textures, weight, etc. It was really neat.
Bud loved this whole section with the balls. The only way he could have loved it more was if he could have gotten them out of there and bounced them all over the place. Balls are one of his favorite things and one of the only words he can say besides Momma and Daddy.
All in all, if you are close to Houston or if you ever get the chance to visit take your kids to the museum. We got in free thanks to some coupons from a friend (thanks Phe), but it is really not expensive. I think like $7 and they have tons of activities set up for kids that I didn’t show. It is very educational, but it is also a lot of fun.