My family and I are not going on a “vacation” this year. We’re saving money to get a practical family car next month. I really wanted to do something fun and different as a family though. What would be exciting and not cost an arm and a leg? I started thinking of Pittsburgh, PA. So much to offer but we don’t take advantage of the opportunities as much as I’d like to. My main thought was “Well, we haven’t been to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh yet”. Since I’ve never been there I went to the website to see what they have to offer my family.
The options and activities that the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offer are almost overwhelming. I had no idea it would be so exciting. The exhibits sound like so much fun. I’m going to try to contain myself here and not let my inner child get out of hand…BUT…
1. They have a Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit. You can swing on his porch swing, you can try on a sweater and sneakers when you go in just like Mr. Roger’s did, climb aboard the neighborhood trolley, visit the castle and put on a puppet show, and lots, lots more. See for yourself here: More info on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Exhibit
2. The Nursery—This exhibit is for the babies and toddlers in your family. Like “baby play” for non-mobile infants and children like tummy time activites, and creeping and crawling activities. Then there’s the “Art bridge and Texture path” for sensory development (the Occupational Therapy Assistant in me says “yay Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh!) and more activies in The Nursery: The Nursery Exhibit
More exhibits like the Garage and Workshop, Waterplay, and more: Even more exhibits
Then there’s the current Temporary Exhibit: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious that includes things like:
1. Apartment Building: where you can use pulleys to move Curious George throughout the apartment building
2. Construction Site: where you…I mean your kids… can design a building in the construction trailer then get to work building it
3. Sidewalk Produce Sale: where kids can be the customer or salesperson and weigh, sort and count produce.
There are even more activities including Meet Curious George LIVE every Wed. at 11:30 am and every Sat. at 2 pm until October 2, 2010.
To see more activities and for even more information on the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit visit this site: www.GetCuriousPittsburgh.org you can sign up for emails here to get special offers, tips, and discounts.
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While the exhibits sound like a full day of fun already, there’s even more at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh also offers classes for kids like: Tot Time for children ages 18 mo to 3 yrs with hands on activities, songs, and more using Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory. There’s also Woodworking Classes, Prototype day and more in this category as well.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh also offers workshops and camp ins, Birthday parties, Games, and more.
I contacted the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. My family and I will be visiting Aug. 14 with a pass they are providing to see the museum for ourselves and provide a review for you…my readers! So be on the look out for my review in August