Monday, November 23, 2009

The Children's Discovery Museum

Last Thursday I decided to take Mina to the Children's Discovery Museum. Well I had actually told her we would go see The Princess & the Frog not realizing it didn't come out until 12/11. Opps! We had the best time there! We got there right as they were opening. The first thing we did, after using the potty of course, was check out the Wells Fargo stage coach.
Mina thought it was a blast to play peek-a-boo in. She spent almost 10 minutes climbing around in it and peeking out the windows at me. But eventually she noticed the intersection behind me and wanted to go push the cross walk button. So we headed deeper into the museum and discovered the Secrets of the Circle exhibit. They had a really cool Vietnamese round boat, that Mina had a great time climbing in, and a bucket on a pulley that Mina thought was the neatest thing she'd seen so far. She put some plastic food in the bucket, hoisted it up to the top of the rope then pulled it back down. She probably did it 6 or 7 times before I made her give the kids waiting a turn. She was totally entranced with the human skeleton. I tried to explain that that's what her bones look like inside her. I'm not sure that she got it. But she dutifully repeated femur, skull, fibula, radius, ulna and ribs. Then I tickled her ribs which made her giggle.
I think her favorite part of the museum was the water area. We spent over a half of an hour putting balls into pipes the shot them into a whirlpool, and into another pipe that stacked them up on top of a geyser. The geyser erupting.
After a quick bathroom break and snack. Mina got her face painted. She asked me to do a fish.
She thought it was "Aww. So cute."

This thing was right next to the bathrooms. It a giant sphere of mirrors. Mina was really cute. She said,"Look mommy! It's Mina! Mina again! Anudder Mina. Lots a Minas!"

We checked out the firetruck and Mina got to dress up like a fire fighter.

And "use" a hose.

Then since there were lots of bigger kids we headed up stairs to the 4 & under area. Mina climbed though a tunnel, rode a dragon, played house, dressed up as a snunk and hid in a giant tree, played with sand, made some stamp art, painted, found another mirror thing, watched the little carousel and just ran around like a crazy little girl.

Sneaky skunk Mina

After a quick lunch. Mina wanted to go back to the water area and then we went down to the bubble place.
The simulated rain
Watching it rain

On our way out Mina checked out the ambulance and played in the stage coach one more time
Caetlin had a good time too. She hung out in the Moby and slept most of the time. Mina did not want to leave even though she was super tired and rubbing her eyes. So I promised her we could stop in the gift shop on our way out. And of course she wanted everything in there.

Not wanting to leave the CDM
On the way home

After a much needed nap Mina excitedly told Daddy all about the fun stuff she did and asked if Daddy would come with us next time. Aww. So we are planning another trip after Christmas so Daddy can go too.

1 comment:

  1. Hey it's Christianne!!!
    i made a blog! you should check it out! it's ChristianneRenee@blogspot,com



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