This past Saturday we went to the Boston Children’s Museum for a Trinh Family Fun Day. Well it was really mostly for Daniel but I really liked that we could all be together as a family. It also was the first time we got to try out our new double stroller (Joovy Scooter X2).
Once inside the museum, Tary brought Daniel to the “Science Playground” while I mostly stayed with Matthew looking on. It had various “raceways” where you could place golf balls on guided tracks and watch what happens to them. Some of the tracks launched balls through the air and into tubes positioned at the end of the track. Other tracks were suspended high in the air and spiraled toward the floor.
We then moved over to the adjacent bubble room. I don’t think Daniel was too crazy about it despite loving bubbles. The floor was very slippery from kids experimenting with bubbles. Daniel played a little bit before getting upset when Tary tried to drape an apron on him. Okay…onto the next room!
On the 2nd floor, Daniel really liked playing in an indoor basketball area. It was cute watching him try to shoot into hoops that were a little too tall for him. There was another kid in there that was clearly too old to be in there. He was running around between the younger kids and dunking and swinging from the hoops. I was worried that he might accidentally knock Daniel over.
We visited the “PlaySpace” next which was a play area for kids 0 to 3-years-old. I really enjoyed this area because it seemed more geared toward Daniel’s age and it had many of the same kinds of things that we have at home. Daniel liked playing with a train set. He then looked at some fish swimming in a fish tank in the wall. Then he explored the rest of the area before running around a tree house and sliding down a metal slide.
We bought some lunch from Au Bon Pain which was nearby. Tary and I got some fancy sandwiches and some chicken nuggets, carrots, and chocolate milk for Daniel. I liked how there was an indoor eating area between Au Bon Pain and the museum’s gift shop.
After lunch we returned to catch a live skit of Arthur. Daniel seemed to enjoy the first 5 or 10 minutes of the play. However Daniel got really distracted when one of the actors said the word “juice” so we had to move on.
We brought Daniel up to the 3rd floor where he played in a “Construction Zone”. He played with some toy construction vehicles and moved them along some ramps. He then thought it was funny to run around the floor so I let him explore while following him from a safe distance. It was cute seeing him laughing and smiling so much.
Before we left, we let Daniel have one more go in the “Science Playground” which I think was his favorite room in the museum. It’s no surprise that an engineer’s son would like the science room the best.
It was getting into the afternoon and we were fading fast. Daniel wanted to keep playing so we brought him outside and rested for a few minutes by the water. He really enjoyed looking at the local birds floating on the water and chasing after the pigeons which were brave enough to walk by him. Daniel started to feel warm and succumb to a cold so we finally had to take him home.
I really enjoyed our visit to the Boston Children’s Museum and I was glad that we could take Daniel to do something special. It was easy to get in as well as getting out of the city. There was plenty of parking nearby and was reasonably priced for Boston standards. The museum itself had a lot of different exhibits for kids of all ages. I really liked how family friendly it was. Navigating around with our new double stroller was easy. I liked having plenty of places to sit down while Tary brought Daniel from one exhibit to the next. It was a little crowded and the single elevator was a bit slow but all in all, Daniel had a lot of fun and that’s reason enough to come back.