Saturday, November 08, 2014

Field Trip--Children's Museum

Yesterday the girls and I met up with some friends of ours for a field trip. We went to the Great Lakes Children's Museum in Traverse City.

This screen explained how a ship works & what kinds of ships can be found in the great lakes.  Ellia turned the helm and flipped all the switches.

Another screen showed what kinds of interesting creatures one might find in our great lakes.
The ball wall!
Kids arrange the tubes & joints to make paths for plastic balls.
 The water table.  Kids can arrange the tiles to direct the water flow.  Boats & balls are provided.

The Garbage Game.  Kids choose a toy garbage item and decide how to dispose of it properly:  in the garbage, recycling, compost, or the storm drain.  (Hint:  NEVER choose the storm drain!)

 We had a great time!  I didn't photograph the living water cycle, the ship's sail you could manually raise & lower, or the puppet theater.

It's definitely appropriate for a younger crowd--Olivia was borderline too old.  Plenty to see and do, though!