Question: Where in Kamloops can children get to play at a giant prehistoric water table?
Answer: The Children’s Museum!
The Children’s Museum is located on the first floor of the Kamloops Museum & Archives and offers plenty of activities for children of all ages. My 4 and 5 year old love spending time there, where a life-sized horse and buggy greet you as you walk into this bright and inviting space.
The Children’s Museum consists of several interactive displays such as:
- a puppet theatre
- a dress up area
- a giant water table
- a space-themed reading nook
- a train table
- lots of games & puzzles
- blocks, toys and more!
A completely unplugged experience, the first thing my 4 year old likes to do upon entering is head to the dress up area filled with vintage costumes for a wide-brimmed hat and jumper before she begins exploring the games and toys.
Since each member of our family was born in a different province, we like to point that out each time we encounter a map. The floor map puzzle is thus one of the activities that we check out while at the Children’s Museum.
Of course, a visit to the Children’s Museum is never complete without a stop at the train table for my two children. Even though they have one at home, there appears to be a need to try out all the other ones they encounter in their daily adventures.
The Children’s Museum is the place to go to stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity. Plus, it’s very affordable – admission is by recommended donation with $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for those under 18. My children can easily spend a solid couple of hours there with minimal squabbling as there is sufficient room and plenty of things to see and do!
The Kamloops Museum & Archives is located in downtown Kamloops at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Seymour Street.
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!