Monday, August 13, 2012

Children's Museum Tour - Grand Rapids, MI & Philadelphia, PA!

Back in June I asked for volunteers to visit some Children's Museums across the country and then tell me what they liked for my Children's Museum Tour! Today I want to share some information with you about the Grand Rapids Children's Museum in Grand Rapids, MI and the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA . . . and have a give-away for tickets to these two museums!


The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is in downtown Grand Rapids, MI and is a place where families will be about to touch, explore, experience, learn and have fun! They say they, "celebrate childhood learning and exploration!" My son, daughter-in-law and grandsons said they really loved the Giant Lite Brite station, bank and store. The Happy Animal Clinic and the VW bug were big hits, too! Josiah said it is "so much fun" to go to the children's museum and Jackie said she really liked how they have a special area for the children the age and size of Caleb, who is one. He really loved the stuffed animals!

photo.JPGJen Browne visited the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA for me. She said, "We took our 4.5 year old to the museum. She had so much fun and so did we. Her favorite exhibits was the "hospital" where they have beds, cribs, X-ray, MRI, tools & dolls for the kids to play doctor. Another favorite was the "grocery store" and "kitchen" where she shopped for food and then cooked it up. The "waterway" display up front kept her busy playing with boats, wind, and channel makers. I liked the fact the museum had distinct areas for the kids to visit (hospital, grocery, trucks, space, Alice in wonderland, music) and everything is at a kids level. It's a great place to spend the day with your kids watching them explore and learn!" The Please Touch Museum says their mission is, "to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness."

If you live in, near or are planning a trip to Grand Rapids, MI or Philadelphia, PA, definitely make time to visit the children's museums! These are places where families are able to play, explore and learn . . . all while having great fun! Check their websites for ticket info - if you buy the year-long family pass it provides tremendous savings as you will be able to visit as much as you want for the entire year! I got a pass for my grandsons for their birthday - they and their parents will be able to use it all year long - plus, they also get to have free admission to other area attractions at specific times, such as the John Ball Zoo!

I have four tickets to give away to each of these museums. If you would like to be included in the give-away, please comment below and let me know which museum you'd like to be in the drawing for tickets which will be on August 20, 2012. Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and thank you Grand Rapids Children's Museum and Please Touch Museum for making tickets available for review and give-away!

23 comments:

  1. Please include me in the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, I'm just 45 minutes or less. I would love to take my Family. Thank you!

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  2. Please enter me in the Please Touch Musuem giveaway. Thanks!

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  3. I would like to be included for the Please Touch Museum tickets. Thanks!
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  4. Please enter me for the Please Touch Museum in PA!

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  5. I would love to win the passes for Please touch in Philadelphia. thank you! Jeanne1368@comcast.net

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  6. France Shannon Shannongirl@comcast.netAugust 16, 2012 at 4:09 AM

    Please enter me for Please Touchin Philadelphia.Thank.Frances Shannon

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  7. We live near the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, I would like to be entered for that one please.
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  8. Pmease enter me in the Please Touch in Philadelphia contes. Thanks. Lauren at Ruggfam@comcast.net

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  9. I would love to take my great grandchildren to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. thank you very much for the great opportunity. Robert Richard RobertRichard3@comcast.net

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  10. Please enter me in the drawing for the Grand Rapids tickets. We live about 15 minutes away and go there quite a bit! Thanks bergiejrfhe at yahoo dot com

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  11. I would like to be entered for the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. Thank you!!!
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  14. I would the Please Touch in Philadelphia tickets!!! Jozzimo@comcast.net

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  17. Please enter me in the Please Touch philadelphia contest. thanks! chris iwon123@comcast.net

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  18. I would love to win tickets to the Please Touch Museum!
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