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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Peach Loop. Today we are discussing museums that your family needs to visit.
If you are not following me on instagram you probably don’t know that we took a “Crazy Road Trip” this summer with 3 month old twins and went to Southern California where we went to Disneyland and the Aquarium of the Pacific, and then we headed up to Vegas to explore #Vegasforfamilies before heading home. (If you have a family trip planned to Vegas, check out that hashtag on twitter and instagram for some great ideas.)
By far, the best thing we did in Vegas was the Discovery Children’s Museum. Maybe when you think of museums you do not think of Children’s museums, but they are so much fun, and I have to say Discovery LV was definitely the best one I have been to yet. We spent the entire day there, and probably only did about half of the exhibits.
The museum is 3 or 4 stories. Each story is filled with hands on, education, fun activities that the entire family can enjoy. There is an entire water room on the first floor where you learn all about how water works, how dams work, and more.
They have daily challenges like “build a parachute using only three items” and then stations to test out how your product would handle different condtions. I enjoyed trying to build an earth quake proof building. If you want a little adventure, you can step in a room and see if you can withstand the windspeeds of a tornado.
This museum would be the homschooler’s dream. Or maybe if you just like to keep your kids learning during play time. Either way, this place definitely proves that learning can be fun.
We had a lot of fun, and we have added it to our must-do list next time we stop in Vegas.
Here is a little information for your visit:
The museum is great for kids of all ages, and so the same admission is charged for everyone ages 1-99. Guests under the age of 1 and 100 or older are free. Adults are welcome without children, but to help keep children safe, they will be required to leave their driver’s license at the front desk while visiting.
Hours vary depending on the season. During the summer the museum is open 7 days a week, with hours depending on the day. During the winter you can visit Tuesday-Sunday (closed on Mondays). For full hours visit their site HERE. They are closed on select holidays.
Food and beverage is not allowed on the museum floor, but there are areas where you may eat a sack lunch you have brought. There are plenty of drinking fountains through out.
There are elevators and strollers are welcome.
What other great children’s museums have you visited? Let me know in the comments so I can add them to our family’s list of places to visit.
(I received complimentary/media tickets to the Discovery Children’s Museum in order to review the museum for my readers. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.)
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Blogorail Peach | Family Adventure : Museums
- 1st Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | American Museum of Natural History
- 2nd Stop – Disney Nouns | The Henry Ford Museum
- 3rd Stop – Disney Mamas | Indiana Jones Travelling Exhibition
- 4th Stop – Love Our Crazy Life | Discover LV Children’s Museum
- 5th Stop – This Roller Coaster Called Life | Hershey Story