Glazer Children's Museum is where "Children Play with Purpose!"
We absolutely love Children’s Museums and if you’ve been following us on Social Media, you’ll see that we’ve been recently showcased at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, Florida. We enjoyed sharing our 5 Ways to BTFOK and Max the Blue Jay Children's book series. This museum encourages children to play with a purpose, while connecting them with their community. They offer interactive, learning opportunities where kids can connect to our world and become lifelong learners and leaders. All kids should have a great imagination, the Glazer Children’s Museum does an amazing job seeing that they do!
That being said, we decided to create our own Children’s Museum “Must Visit” List! So in no particular order...here yuh go!
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is HUGE! It measures 472,900 square-feet and sits on 29 acres making it the largest children’s museum in the world. Their exhibits are all about hands-on learning. They’ve added the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience, which offers 12 outdoor sports experiences and 3 indoor exhibits. This is a permanent addition to the Children’s Museum complex that we can’t wait to visit!
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The Children's Museum of Houston
The Children’s Museum of Houston offers a phenomenal setting that transports children into another world! This new world is called KIDTROPOLIS, which is a huge pretend city. It's city walls contain a City Hall, Bank, News Center, a Vet’s office and much more! This experience was designed to help kids get a sneak peek into occupations, economics, and understanding how the working world operates. If your little one loves to play pretend, this is absolutely the museum to visit!
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The Strong National Museum of Play
The Strong is known as the National Museum of Play, with too many exhibits to list. However, the most popular is the year-round indoor butterfly garden. If you're a Sesame Street lover, you’re in luck! That’s right, they have a “Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street” exhibit. Although, we must say, our favorite exhibit is the Reading Adventureland. This space offers the resources that help children foster a love of books!
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The Children's Museum of Denver
The Children’s Museum of Denver went through an expansion in 2015, which includes a three-story climbing experience, an energy exhibit, art studio and teaching kitchen. Their goal is to open doors for our children to become the future leaders, innovators, and adventurers that create on their own terms. This museum has a target age group of newborn to eight years old. All exhibits are titled explore, imagine, investigate and create. There’s literally something for everyone!
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The Eric Carle Museum
The Eric Carle Museum's mission is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. Their exhibits include Everyday Art Programs to Little Kids Yoga. This Massachusetts museum collects, preserves and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. You will find permanent collection illustrations, three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book scholarly libraries and much much more!
Until next time... #bethefacekindness