Monday, August 19, 2013

Discovery Museum - Sunshine Kid's Blog Hop

I've found that one of the great things about living in California is all the fun places to visit and play!

Recently we took our Granddaughters to a great museum in Sacramento called the "Discovery Museum - Science and Space Center".

I wasn't sure at first if it would be "age appropriate" for our little one's (ages 2 and 5), 
but we were pleasantly surprised at the versatility and amount of exhibits!

Most of the activities could be easily enjoyed by a child or adult of any age.

The animal exhibits were really nice and geared so that even little ones could see and enjoy them.

I was very happy to see how interested our five year old Granddaughter (Little B) was in the more sophisticated displays, such as the mars soil, pine cones and bicycle gyro!

The museum has "rotating exhibits" and currently they have the "Space Quest" exhibit going on until January 2014.

I was not convinced that our "girls" were going to be interested in space stuff, but boy was I wrong!

They had a BLAST and our two year old Granddaughter is STILL talking about the robot "COSMOS" that she met there!

Here is a cute video of her and her sister having a "convo" with Cosmos!

Little "B" was really excited about the rocket ship play area and donned a space suit and played in the rocket ship with other kids that were there.

Another favorite for both kids was the "Cosmic Cafe" where kids can prepare play foods and serve them to Parents, Grandparents or each other!

They had a special show in the Planetarium for the younger kids, a movie of "Sid the Science Kid" which was perfect for Little B but a little tedious for the two-year old "C-Bear"!

We stopped for a short break and had a snack outside on the beautiful grounds of the museum and sat next to the duck pond.

My only regret is that I wish I had planned better and brought a more "healthy" snack for the little ones.

They had vending machines at the museum and we bought our snacks there.

To be honest, I did not think we'd be there long, as I mentioned before, we did not expect children as young as our grandkids to really enjoy the museum that much but I was really happy and very impressed with the whole program!

We had such a great time and our Granddaughters learned a lot and had fun doing it!

Here are some more photos from the fun activities the kids participated in while at the museum:
(You can click on this collage to make it bigger)

I would highly recommend this place to anyone in the area who is looking for a fun place to hang-out and learn with family and children, or to those traveling through Northern California who want to see the local sites!

We will definitely be visiting here again soon!

For more information on hours, pricing and upcoming exhibits see their website here.

Thank-you for sharing our adventure!

I am happy to be participating in a fun blog hop this week...

Sunshine Kids California Blog Hop

The Sunshine Kids California Blog Hop celebrates all that is wonderful about raising kids in the Golden State.

Link up your kid-centered posts about California: places to visit, books to read, crafts to create, recipes to try, and so on.

The blog hop will run from August 19 to September 2.

Thanks to Akane of Juggling With Kids for the beautiful photo!

You can also check out even more California posts on our collaborative Kid Friendly California Pinterest board!

 Be sure to check out our upcoming project, Exploring the California Missions!    

Participating Blogs:

All Done Monkey - Raising little global citizens.
Kids Yoga Stories The Silly Pearl
The Art Pantry 2KuriousKids
A Mom With a Lesson Plan
Adventure Bee
Juggling With Kids
Little Hiccups
Slow Family

Link up your kid-centered California posts below!