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Warm Up Indoors at Wisconsin Children's Museums
Last Updated: 12/16/2013
Run inside a human-sized gerbil wheel, Jump to Japan, or take the controls of a simulated Gulfstream Jet. The question isn’t what can your kids do at some of Wisconsin’s children’s museums; it’s what can’t they do? See for yourself.
The Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum in Stevens Point has a new home with twice as much space! The museum’s “Down on the Farm” exhibit is among its most popular. Kids can learn about what it takes to be a farmer – harvesting potatoes, loading wheelbarrows – as well as Wisconsin’s strong agricultural heritage. The “Lights, Camera, Action” exhibit allows the kids to explore TV and radio. They can put on newscasts, give a weather report, DJ or film a music video!
The Building for Kids Museum in Appleton is another great option. Starting February 12th, the traveling exhibit “Jump to Japan: Exploring Culture Through Art” lands at the museum. It features Japanese art and interactive exhibits that teach about Japan and typical childhood experiences there. After you’re done, go nuts with some of their permanent exhibits. One allows you to take the controls of a realistic crane; another allows you to take the controls of a Gulfstream Jet; and another allows you to care for life-like baby dolls. You may have to plan on spending two days there.
The Madison Children’s Museum, just off the Capitol Square, is a great place for the kids to spend a Saturday afternoon. Bursting with fun exhibits in an interactive environment, you’ll be hard-pressed to get the kids to leave. The museum features a human-sized gerbil wheel, a four-season rooftop ramble with animals and gardens, and The Wildernest, an exhibit for children under five years old.
Grab the kids, head out the door and tell them it’s time to imagine, explore, and have fun!This entry was posted in Museums & Galleries