Monday, July 15, 2013

McKenna Children’s Museum

I’ve been wanting to take the kids up to New Braunfels to check out their children’s museum, so I was really excited that Brian bought some tickets when they popped up on Groupon. The kids really enjoyed the indoor and outdoor play areas (although it was a little drizzly the day we went). I took way too many pictures, but there was just so much to see! :)

Na na na na na na na na…




They had a small aquarium with some alligators and turtles in it, which apparently caused Ben to make this creepy face.


We headed outside the first chance we got (while there was a break in the rain). Noah made fast friends with Mr. Seal.


Then all 3 gremlins hopped up onto Mr. Camel.


Noah tapped out some sweet tunes on the piano…


while Grace made her own music on the xylophone.


Brian & Ben were testing out the different elements on the ginormous water table.


Speaking of ginormous, they had this really cool climbing thingy. You can see teeny Grace starting to make her way up.


And there’s Ben all the way at the top.


Ben put together this see saw in the foam area and then he took his brother for a ride.


After the kids tried everything outside, we headed back in. Grace went straight for the grocery store.


Noah, knowing how much his sister loves carbs, reminded her not to forget the bread.


With the shopping done and the groceries put away, we headed to the hospital. The boys did a full work up on Daddy in the ambulance.


Gracie scrubbed in just in time to admit this newborn into the nursery.


She gave him a clean bill of health.


Noah headed to the next room to play Dance Dance Revolution (or whatever this floor-video game thing was).


My junior scientist spent some time looking at slides.


Brian did a few more activities with Ben while I took Grace & Noah into the art room.


I love the colors Noah chose for his painting.


I did NOT love how he sucked on his paint-covered fingers when he was done.


Brian came in to check on us and it was a few minutes before I realized he didn’t have Ben with him. I went out to look for the man child and found him wandering around looking worried and sad.

His art project pretty much says it all.


“Please tell me where your going from now on!!!! (angry face)"


One of the last areas we visited was the space station. Ben put on an astronaut uniform.


Then we took turns seeing how fast we could play the sort the planets game. Brian competed with his eyes closed.


The boys headed outside to run around for a few more minutes while Gracie played dress up on the prairie. She and I were sitting on the teeny couch in the cabin having a nice tea party when a kid climbed through the window behind us and shouted, “I’m robbin’ yo house!” There’s nothing like a little pretend crime to bring you back to reality.


Make-believe burglaries aside, we enjoyed ourselves and would recommend visiting the McKenna Children’s Museum – especially if you can catch one of the Groupons for a deal on admission!

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