I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Please Touch Museum

Me -Please Touch Museum, wow! The Please Touch Museum was cool. I loved all the exhibits equally except for one which was my favorite. I loved the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. We got to paint the roses. We got to dress up like Alice or the Queen of Hearts or the White Queen. I dressed up like the Queen of Hearts. My sister dressed up like Alice. We could pretend to have tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. There was even a room which got smaller as you went further into it so it looked like you were getting taller. They had exhibits of old toys all over the museum. They even had one exhibit of thousands of rubber ducks. My sister and I loved that because we collect rubber ducks. They had a pretend hospital, a pretend shop-rite, a pretend shoe store, a pretend gas station. They had a train, a bus, a monorail, and a trolley. You could sit in them and press buttons and pretend to drive, but you didn't really go anywhere. They had a giant wheel like a hamster wheel that you could walk on and turn the wheel. It was a very good workout. I don't see how hamsters can do that all day. Then, even had a carousel, but that still worked, and you could actually take a ride on it. All in all, it was a lot of fun, and I hope to go there again sometime.

Mom - One of those places we had always talked about going but had never made it to was the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. This summer we finally made it there. It was a lot of fun. There are so many things for kids to do there. They can pretend to run a Rita's ices stand, pretend to go shopping in the supermarket, pretend to work in a supermarket, pretend to work in a shoe store, pretend to be a doctor, or so many other things. You could literally spend hours and hours there without your kids getting bored. They also have items on display like old toys. For a parent it is fun seeing things from your childhood, your child's childhood and even things from before either one of you was born. There are two sculptures made out of recycled materials. One of them is made to look like The Statute of Liberty. There are instruments to play. There is a beautifully restored carousel to ride. The best thing about the museum is that it's nice to go some place with your kids where instead of telling them not to touch this and not to touch that you call tell them please do touch. It was such a fun place it made me want to be a kid again.

And that is our view. What is your favorite museum for kids?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.