14 January 2013

National Harbor Children's Museum

Some of the best kind of days are one's with impromptu plans and last minute decisions to visit somewhere.

A friend called me out of the blue today and asked if I wanted to venture out to a new children's museum that opened up  across the bridge from us in Maryland. I of course was up for it and excited about getting out of the house.

I honestly had no idea what to expect from a children's museum, I just figured there'd be exhibits and shit to look at.

It was actually a lot of fun (not that looking at ancient artifacts I know nothing about isn't fun) and not what I expected at all. Everything was hands on and there were so many different stations with different activities.

The museum definitely is for older kids (4 and up) but there was a section for younger children/infants that Natalie and I enjoyed very much. There were chalk boards and baby dolls and puzzles and crafts and so much more. Of all the things to do Natalie really liked carrying around a doll and tossing a plastic tomato around like a ball.

For the older kids there were stations that were educational but really entertaining. They focused a lot on different cultures and other parts of the world, which is really important for kids to learn about.

I didn't take a lot of pictures and most of them turned out blurry but here are a few decent ones.

Completely unrelated, but look at those natural curls!

10 Thoughts :

Stephanie January 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM  

Curls! I love it! We have a children's museum also that I've been dying to take Chloe to, but my work schedule doesn't allow me to go during the week. I'm about ready to just send JJ and Chloe by themselves, but I want to be there to see her enjoy it for the first time. You two look so pretty in the pic together.

Megan January 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM  

Love the b&w of you two. And ahhhh those curls!!! Reminds me of Kyleigh's hair at that age.

Looks like a fun place :) I'm ashamed to say Kayla is 6 years old and I have yet to take her to a children's museum...which mean the other 2 haven't been either. opps.

Shannon January 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM  

There is a children's museum one city over from ours (hour away) that I can't wait to take Tay to.

And even before you posed that last picture, I was going to comment on Natalie's hair. Tay has the same hair. Fine and straight up top with tons of natural curl in the back!

glad you had a good time!

Krista January 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM  

We have a Children's Museum here in Pittsburgh too that is similar from the sounds of it. Why couldn't they have something like this when I was a kid!?!

Those curls are to die for!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls January 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM  

This looks so fun! It really doesn't take much to entertain the little ones but it always seems SO worth it just for Mama's sanity to get out somewhere. If it's possible to be jealous of a baby's hair I am jealous of Natalie's!

Kelly January 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM  

Love those curls!!! I wish we had something like this close to us. We have a small science museum but B won't be able to come close to understanding that place until she is at least 5 or 6. It sounds like so much fun!

Shannon January 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM  

I didn't know there was a childrens museum at Nat'l Harbor! I need to take Hunter there to check it out since we only live about 30 minutes from there. Looks fun.

ana January 15, 2013 at 11:42 PM  

Fun!!! I do love days like those... No plans that turn into a perfect day. I'm hoping to find a museum close to us too. Love the pics! :)

marie January 16, 2013 at 10:58 AM  

I still love taking the kids to different museums, we always have such a good time. And speaking of 'curls' all my kids had em and when they got a haircut they disappeared for good. I am still mad about it.

Mary January 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM  

This is on our list :) If you haven't been to Baltimore's Port Discovery (which is currently running an interactive Wizard of Ox exhibit)--you really should check it out! We had a blast.