Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Preschool playdates at the science museum.

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Linna, JJ, and Clark checking out the dinosaurs.
Last Tuesday, some of my mom friends and I decided to take our kiddos to the Science Museum of Minnesota's Preschool Playdate. The Science Museum hosts these Playdates every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to Noon, and they have some special activities just for the little ones. They have some "make & take creations" where kids can build and make their own project, puppet shows and theater programs, and storytimes. Our kids (all under three years old) spent a lot of the time just wondering around and checking things out on their own, as they have a lot of hands-on learning at the Science Museum. Most of the kids enjoyed the earlier morning puppet show (around 10:30 a.m.), which was a story read by one guy, while he performed the story with a puppet. But all of the kids loved the polar bear story/demonstration. The kids also liked checking out the dinosaurs, and since there weren't a lot of kids at the Science Museum on Tuesday for the Preschool Playdate, we basically had our own private storytime with a ranger! The ranger used puppets/stuffed animals to keep the kiddos interested, but since we were nearing lunch time, it was a little difficult to keep their attention on the story-teller. We grabbed lunch at the cafe on the third floor, which was nice because it was obviously kid-friendly. We might have to head back for another Tuesday visit when we're back from Singapore over the holidays!

Preschool Playdates at the Science Museum
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to Noon
Kids 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult ($13).
Minnesota Children's Museum members receive FREE Science Museum admission during playdates.

Mamas and babies watching the puppet show.

Budding musician.

Linna and Clark.

There's 5 kids in this pic. Can you spot all of them?! ;)

Storytime with a ranger.
Puppet show.


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