Stimulate Your Child’s Imagination at the Children’s Museum

Question: Where in Kamloops can children get to play at a giant prehistoric water table?

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Open late on Thursdays until 7:30 p.m. (May – October)
Closed on Statutory Holidays
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About Jodi Roberts

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 and is currently an at-home parent of a 4 and 5 year old as well as a part-time volunteer adaptive ski instructor. She loves exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

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