Sunday, March 28, 2010

Please Touch Museum -- Written by Bel

This past Monday was rainy & miserable out, so K & I went to the Please Touch Museum in Philly with our cousin, Kirsten. And boy did we have FUN!!! And I mean all of us! There was so much for Kayleigh to see & do and they still make it appealing for the parents. I like that they had separate play areas for children 3 & under so that K didn't have to try to keep up with the big kids the entire time. And it was nice to let her roam around and discover on her own. There should definitely be more places like this!!

There was one section called "Wonderland" that was dedicated to the Alice in Wonderland stories. There was a section with white rose bushes made of lights and the kids could "paint" the roses red with little paintbrushes. When the paintbrushes hit the roses, the lights turned red!! One of the cool effects was that the area by the bushes actually smelled like roses! And there was a tea party with The Mad Hatter where kids could dress up as different characters. Unfortunately, all of the costumes were too big for K, but we did have a seat anyway :)

And one of Kayleigh's (and my) favorites was the miniature grocery store - They had kid sized carts and mock groceries, some of which were very believable! And the kids could work the registers if they want to as well (but K didn't really pay much attention to that part).

And the day ended with a ride on the carousel (which went MUCH better than the one at Smithville!) She said, "Oooooohhhhh" for pretty much the whole ride!

All in all, we had a great time & can't wait to go back!