Saturday, August 21, 2010

Delaware Children's Museum Review

So can I say about the Delaware Children's Museum? The kids had a great time. The museum really has something for every onr with exhibits covering, the human body, contruction, transportation, money and art. We had a good time and so did the kids.

They loved the Stratosphere.

They spent a lot of time in Training Wheels, trains and cars, go figure.

And were preoccupied by construction in Structures.

My daughter, who has a love for everything she can create, had a great time in the Art Studio painting away.

And even though they don't sell food, they do have an area you can sit in to catch your breath, and grab a snack and a drink. We really enjoyed this museum, anytime the kids have a good time, its worth it. And it's nice to have another museum in the area to visit. Even though the floor plan is spacious yet crowded, if that makes any sense, there is room for the kids to run around. The only thing I would watch out for is the water table in the ECOnnect section. Unlike the Please Touch Museum, where the water section is sectioned off, this one is not. It is open and you have to walk through it to get to another area, and several kids that day slipped in fell, including my son.

If you go to visit this museum, I suggest making a day of it. The Wilmington Riverfront has a lot of places to enjoy and tons of place to enjoy for lunch or dinner. Check out there website here.

In fact, today they are having, a Riverfront Family Fest, from 11am to 4pm and admission is free. Spend the day exploring Riverfront attractions, while participating in the "Amazing Riverfront Wilmington Race." Fun begins in the Chase Center with programs and entertainment on the "Get Up and Move Stage" or play on moon bounces, slides and a jumbo obstacle course, while visiting with exhibitors at the "Back to School Fair" marketing their services and selling their products. Stroll along the river front and enjoy the attractions, grab some food and make it a day.

All and all, its a good place to visit and nice to have it as an addition on the list of children's museums in the area on your reciprocal museum membership, which I know you all have. Admission to this museum is $12 per person, kids 12 months and under are free. If you purchase a membership, you definitely save. It's $120 for a family membership for the year, or $220 for the reciprocal membership for the year, which gives you access to children's museums across the contry including the Garden State Discovery Museum, but not the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. My recommendation is to go to the Garden State Discovery Museum in New Jersey, purchase the reciprocal membership for $149 and you save $71 and this gives you access to all participating children's museums around the country including the Delaware Childrens Museum and the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.

And right now, through August and September, buy a membership at the Garden State Discovery Museum and you get 3 extra months free. So your membership is good for 15 months instead of 12.


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