Let’s do a quick math problem here:

Extremely hot day + toddler MUST get out of house to burn some energy = Children’s Museum. 

We are members of our local Children’s Museum. It’s not the biggest museum but it’s still a lot of fun. Kora definitely has a favorite exhibit – the HEB shopping center. The Construction Site and the Arts and Crafts follow closely behind. 

Kora loves to push the little cart around and fill it with groceries. Today she found the check out counter for the first time! I asked her to name each fruit/veggie as she searched for the screen for the picture. The challenging thing about this exhibit is the cleanup. Kora can fill a basket pretty quickly, but it takes us much longer to restock the shelves. 

(On a side note: the black handled carts to the left of Kora have wheels that allow the kids to push the cart in any direction! Why aren’t real grocery carts like that?)

The Construction Site is my husband’s favorite exhibit. Kora loves to put on a hard hat and piece the PVC pipes together. We didn’t get much of a chance to build today as it was occupied by other builders. 

We spend a lot of time at the Arts and Crafts center. Specifically the dry erase boards. Kora has as much fun drawing with markers as she does using the eraser! Today she drew a rainbow that would make Roy G. Biv proud!

These three exhibits are where we spend the majority of our time. We do have to make brief stops at the trampoline and the puzzles. Luckily she hasn’t yet found the Digging for Dinosaurs exhibit yet – it’s a no diaper zone. She would love it and I would have to spend the whole time trying to keep her out of the sand.  

I am so thankful that we have a Children’s Museum close to home. It’s great to have an indoor place to play (and learn!) on those hot/cold/rainy days. We will be renewing our membership when it comes due – definitely worth it.