Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pasadena Kidspace Museum

One day during Chris' conference the boys and I went to Pasadena's Kidspace Museum. It was a perfect place to go on a hot day. They had a Early Childhood (crawlers/preschoolers) room with places to crawl on, jump in and slide down as well as wooden puzzles, blocks and wall art using magnetic and Velcro shapes.

They had a museum with lots of bug/insect/earth exhibits. One exhibit was a "Raindrop Climber" with plexi-glass circles overlapping enough to climb up two stories.
There were trikes and a track to drive along with road signs! Alec wanted to put his helmet on by himself. You can see Charlie taking a quick nap in the stroller there in the background. He ended up doing that for most mornings. What a trooper.

Probably the favorite activity of the day was the stream/waterfall/pond the kids could play in. Alec was nervous with so many kids around and wasn't sure about getting wet in his clothes, but quickly warmed up to the idea. Charlie would've crawled right in the water no matter how deep it got! Trying to keep an eye on Alec, a hand on Charlie and take pictures while standing in the rocky pond was quite a balancing act.

We would usually get home from these morning excursions around 1:30 and then take naps in the hotel room. Then we'd either play in the room more, go swimming in the pool, or take a walk before going back to the hotel room for dinner. Each day was a good mix of busy exploring and confined, if not quiet, relaxing.

COMING UP NEXT: The Huntington: Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens ...

1 comment:

Hawks said...

looks like fun!