Top 5 Children’s Museums That Are Fun for Everyone!
Top 5 Children’s Museums
Spring time is here and that is a good time to start planning some activities for you and your children. This year, instead of doing the same old routine – like going to the beach or pool, try something new. Thanks to earlychildhoodeducationzone.com we were able to look into 25 different children’s museums that are not only fun and education, but are also accessible for everyone in the family. We then picked out the top five museums that are best for children with different abilities, whether that be wheelchair bound or a visual impairment, these museums have just the accommodations you need.
#5 Edventure Childrens Museum- Columbia, south Carolina
Edventure Children’s Museum takes 5th place on our list. This museum offers more than just your typical museum. EDVenture is designed to influence developing minds with educational and creative programs such as Fire and Life Safety, Big Ed Health, The Cooking Lab, and even Camp. Within the museum there are different exhibits; some include Body Detectives, where you get to uncover the inner workings of the body, a Wag and Whiskers exhibit where you get a feel of what its like ___ to be a veterinarian and much more. Their website is very easy to navigate through and their section on accessibility and inclusion is very thorough. They have accommodations ranging from wheelchair accessibility, elevators for all three floors and even food and allergen assistance. Admission for children and adults is $11.95, which is not bad considering all you get to do here.
#4 Madison Children’s Museum – Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Children’s Museum is next on our list coming in at number 4 on our places to explore. This museum caught our eye and we’re sure it will catch yours too. The exhibits vary from an indoor art studio, a Funkyard, a Log Cabin and much more. This museum brings to life imagination through exploration, especially in their non-traditional style displays. The Funkyard is an upcycled outdoor exhibit where kids can try out an oversized scooter obstacle course, make music, play dress up, and enjoy stage performances. The Log Cabin, going a bit further back in time, teaches kids what it’s like to live in “old” Wisconsin. Kids can cook on the open hearth, write with quill pens, play games, churn butter, harvest vegetables, try a two-man saw, and more. On their website you will find information on the museum’s accessibility which is also rather impressive. Service animals are welcome and the staff working the museum floors receive assistance training and available upon request at the front desk are adult- and child-sized wheelchairs and crutches. General admission for adults and children is $9 and they are open Tuesday- Sunday from 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM.
#3 Portland Children’s Museum – Portland, Oregon
Portland Children’s Museum is taking our third spot on the list. With almost double the exhibits than the last two museums, Portland Children’s Museum is sure to excite you and your child this spring break. They have a garage, a clay studio, grocery and bistro, a pet hospital, a twilight trail and even a water-works section. The Twilight Trail invites children to play with light and shadows where it is dark enough to make kids feel brave. The Garage section is where kids are encouraged to used old recyclable goods and transform them into new works of art. Lastly, there is the Water Works; children explore gravity, currents, cause and effect, and much more as they crank, pour, and float their way through this all-star exhibit. The new Outdoor Adventure area is designed with accessibility in mind and the staff members are always on hand to offer any assistance that may be needed. The indoor space is also designed to welcome all children. Children using wheelchairs can pull up to a worktable in the Clay Studio, Garage and even the ever-popular Water Works exhibit offers low tubs and watertables. With general admission being $11, we’re sure you and your family will enjoy this museum.
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