Thursday, July 7, 2016

Crayola experience at the mall of america.

There's a brand new, permanent exhibit for kids of all ages at the Mall of America! Last month, the 4-year-old, Baby Jimmy, and I went to go check out the Crayola Experience on the third level of the MOA, and let me tell you... It's AMAZING!

Linna and Baby Jimmy outside the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America.

While there's a little bit of a sticker shock on the admission cost, I can tell you first hand that it is completely worth it. We spent three hours inside the Crayola Experience, but we could have stayed for the entire day. So, we ended up getting a membership, as they put the cost of our initial admission toward the cost of an annual membership. Plus, all summer long you can use this discounted ticket link (Password: MNBABY) to get tickets to the Crayola Experience for $13.99 (reg. $19.99)!

Our 4-year-old couldn't get enough of all the hands-on and interactive experiences in this exhibit. She made and named her own Crayola crayons, got to color on life-size statues of animals, melted crayons into molds, starred in her own fashion show, made her own puzzle, and so much more. The have a toddler play-area, and big play-gym for the older kids. She also loved the giant Lite-Brite wall.

Linna spent a lot of time running back and forth through the Rainbow Rain interactive video screen, which allows kids to "magically" catch melting wax with their hands and body...

We also both loved the Rockin' Paper experience...

I couldn't stop cracking up as Linna wiggled her body in front of the special crayon screens inside the "Doodle in the Dark" area. She also thought it was hilarious...

It's an understatement to say that we didn't schedule enough time during our first visit to the Crayola Experience. Next time, we plan to hit up the Cafe, and maybe do a little shopping in the candy store. This is going to be one of our go-to places in the Twin Cities on unbearable summer days, rainy days, and cold winter days. We hope this exhibit is really here to stay!

1 comment: