Sunday, January 20, 2013

Discovery Museum

Last week, Marie and her kids came with Matt and I up to Salt Lake to the Children's Discovery Museum. We don't go there very often because although it is fun, it is expensive. They charge the same admission for child and adult alike even though the museum is totally for kids and adults just stand around and watch the kids play. That is why I like Kangaroo Zoo; no admission charge for adults that are just watching their kids play.

There were a lot of different stations for the kids to play at and instead of boring you with descriptions of each station, I am going to bore you with pictures instead. I would love to say that I came up with a bunch of stunning pictures... but once again I find that my camera is smarting than me despite reading the manual.

The water table was the biggest hit. I think that the kids spent the most time at this station. Dan and Damon just wanted to put balls in, but Nicole was intent on moving water from one place to another.

Monson was just chilling in the stroller and was such a good boy the whole time.

 Dan and Damon loved these wind tunnels. They put paper airplanes in and watched them fly. Dan thought it was amazing.

They had a news station where the kids could pretend to be on the news and see themselves on the television screen.

 Dan was operating the camera for a little bit.
 Nicole loved the green screen where she pretended to do the news.
 Aunt MeeMee helped with the news. I think she missed her calling.

There is a helicopter on the roof of the second floor that the kids could get in to and pretend to fly.

Dan was beyond tired at this point and had a meltdown. It was the last thing that we did that day.

Dano loved this table. He would build a tower, then turn on the table and it would shake until the blocks fell over. He kept grabbing the edges of the table to make it stop shaking, but it didn't work.

It was a lot of fun going up to Salt Lake to do this and we all fit in Marie's car, so that worked out well too. But, after two hours at the museum, the kids were hungry, they were tired and it was time to leave. We stopped at the food court at the Gateway Mall and grabbed some lunch. But, poor Damon was so tired that he fell asleep on my lap rather than eating his lunch.


Nate and Annah Butterfield said...

That place is fun, but we don't go there often either. It's so expensive! Have you been to the Children's museum in the upstairs part of the Church History Museum? I thought it sounded lame, so we passed on a couple of our tour giving trips to Temple Square but checked it out last time we were there. It's pretty cool. Not as big as the Discovery Museum but about as cool. And it's free, making it cooler. We spent a couple hours there and had to drag Henry out. Y'all should check it out if you haven't already.

Marie said...

Good times. The kids would have stayed and played the whole day at any one of the stations, but there's so much to see there that you have to keep them moving before they get too tired.

Andrea said...

You need to try the Tree house museum in Ogden. It's so much fun. It's cheaper, cleaner (in my opinion) and not as crowded. If you are adventurous one day you can even ride the train (frontrunner) up there it's really close to the station.
This week there is a group of us going to the toddler play land at Provo Beach resort you should come with Marie. It's $1 for unlimited play and parents don't have to pay.
The church museum is a lot of fun too, wheeler farm, zoo, tracy aviary, all abilities park, Dino land, There is so much to do! You are going to have to start coming on our adventure days.

Laura said...

I want to play too! Darn job. I miss out on all the fun. I loved going to the Children's Museum in Minneapolis with you when you were little. Good memories.