July 10th marked the grand opening for the Kamloops Museum & Archives’ Children’s Museum. After much planning the bottom floor of the museum is now kid-friendly and featuring a number of hands-on displays, as well as lots of great educational opportunities for young children.
My kids and I took my Mom along to check it out, just last week. It was a nice and cool place to spend a hot summer morning! We really liked it. As I was tucking my son into bed he asked, “Mom, can we go to the Children’s Museum again, tomorrow?”
The kids loved the big prehistoric water table with all kinds of real heritage secrets hidden within it.
My daughter loved the vintage costumes and the cute little house to play in:
And we all enjoyed the fantastic selection of great books to read together. There was a little outer space reading nook, but we chose to take our story onto the ocean…
The kids had so much fun checking out all the different things that there were to do in the Children’s Museum. We didn’t get to spend much time doing any one thing as there was so much for them to look at and to try out. There are tables of games for older kids, drawing frames, big hula hoops to play with, a puppet theatre, a huge play-space with gorgeous wooden paddle boats and other rolling vehicles… the list goes on! There seemed to be something for kids of all ages to enjoy! My 5 year-old, and almost-3 year-old and my littlest (10 months) even enjoyed himself just crawling around on the floor, watching the big kids play with the boats!
We had so much fun there, in fact, that we didn’t even get upstairs into the rest of the Museum! I know that we will go back, soon, to see what else we can enjoy, and then once we have done it all – we will go again and again. It is a really affordable way to have a great time with the kids and a hours pass before you even know it!
The Children’s Museum is located at 207 Seymour Street. Parking has a fee and you can park on the street or in the lot beside the museum. The Museum is open year-round, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admission is by a recommended donation of 1$ for children or 3$ for adults.
Anyone want to go with us?