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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Monmouth Museum

What : Monmouth Museum

Where: Brookdale Community College
             765 Newman Springs Road
             Lincroft, New Jersey

Who: Everyone

Our view: The Monmouth Museum has a number of different sections for different ages. For adults, there is the Main Gallery where they have different exhibits at different times, and they also have lectures. We have never really been to an exhibit here. For older children, they have the Becker Children's Wing which also has different exihibits at different times. The ones we have seen have not been particularly impressive although we have not been there in a while. It is not very big either and the exhibits are not very time consuming and can probably be seen and/or explored completely in an hour or so if that much.  However, the highlight of the museum is the Wonder Wing. The Wonder Wing is a permanent hands on exhibit specificially for children 6 and under. It is all about the sea and sea creatures. There are boats and a pirate house to play in. A tree house to climb. A lighthouse slide to play on. Those are just some of the things to do at the Wonder Wing. It is a great place to play and kids love it. We spent many rainy afternoons and sometimes not so rainy afternoons playing here. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 and also from 5:00 to 9:00 on Fridays. However, the downside is that the Becker Children's Wing and the Wonder Wing are often closed to the public for private school groups and/or birthday parties so call before you go. Prices are reasonable at $7.00 a person and free for children 2 and under and for Brookdale staff and students with valid I.D. Basic museum memberships are available for $75.00 a year for two adults and two children in the same household and include two guest passes.

And that's our view for more information go to http://www.monmouthmuseum.org/home.html. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.