Oprah has suggested 13 fun family activities for creating family memories as our summer winds down. If you need some ideas, be sure to check this list out! Some of the activities have already come up on my blog. Do enjoy!
The first Saturday of every month is a free day at the Children’s Museum in La Habra, thanks to funding from Target. Ring of Fire is the theme from the current exhibit (through June 14th) about volcanoes, earthquakes and other causes of earth movement. They are open 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. For more info check out www.lhccm.org or call 562-905-9793. I also have more info on an earlier blog here.
One of the auto-links that appeared on my blog looks to be a special place in its own right. It is the National Children’s Museum with the mantra “inspiring kids to care about and improve the world.”
Click on the website, to read their story (also below) and share in a delightful timeline of pictures:
The National Children’s Museum is founded on the accomplishments of the former Capital Children’s Museum (CCM), located near Washington, DC’s Union Station. Established in 1974, CCM was an early leader in children’s museum development. It served approximately 200,000 visitors annually, including children, their parents, caregivers, and teachers.
During the planning and construction phase of the new Museum, the National Children’s Museum is reaching out to the region and the nation with school and community outreach programs, traveling exhibitions, and programs in partnership with other organizations, as a Museum Without Walls.
The new museum for children and families is scheduled to open in 2013 at Prince George’s County’s National Harbor – a $2 billion, 300-acre, mixed-use waterfront development – to transform the banks of the Potomac into a gateway to the Washington region for kids and families.
On a rainy day (and there are a lot of those in Portland, OR) Austin and his friends love to visit the Portland Children’s Museum. He even had his first birthday party there.
Last weekend in Monterey, CA, we discovered the My Museum where the kids were totally having fun.
As a kid, Austin’s Mommy enjoyed the Children’s Museum in San Jose, CA.
All of these children’s museums are just awesome places to explore! While on the internet I stumbled on the My Museum.com for the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley in Bryan, TX. It has some very interesting activities as well.
Co-worker Leslie says her grandson absolutely loves the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA. Check that one out, too!
One of the main recurring events of my life while growing up in the Chicago area were the annual school trips to The Museum of Science and Industry. I loved the the great train layout exhibit and the doll house fairy castle exhibit. There are so many really cool exhibits these days….. check some of them out right here!