Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A visit to the Children's Museum of Phoenix

Because Nate and the kids had yesterday off for Presidents Day, we decided to check out a museum we'd never been to, the Children's Museum of Phoenix.

Once of the first displays we saw was this set of vacuum tubes. There were large pom poms that you could put in a hole and they were immediately sucked up and through the machine and then shot out another area. It was highly entertaining!

Another cool display was a metal covered wall with PVC pipes, vacuum hoses, colanders, and other things attached to it with magnets that the kids (and adults, of course!) could move around and then drop golf balls through. The kids couldn't get enough of this thing.

I wouldn't mind putting one of these in my house somewhere, it was that much fun.

 The museum has tons of cool art, like this frog made out of kitchen utensils.

These cars are made out of plastic pipes and rollerskate wheels. There was a huge track the kids could race them on.

 There were tricycles the kids could ride through a pretend carwash, complete with air blowing at the end.

 In one area there were several shoes that were once worn by some of the Phoenix Suns. This is Amar'e Stoudemire's size 17 shoe.

I'm sure we'll be heading back soon, especially since I discovered the museum has Target Free First Friday nights, where you can visit the museum free of charge on the first Friday night of each month from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

Cool, huh?!

1 comment:

MamaBug said...

Looks like a WAY cool museum. I haven't been to our children's museum in a long time. We ought to check it out.