Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Children's Museum Tour - Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin - East of the Mississippi!

Visit Us Header ImageAs I posted earlier this week, 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! I had several museums which nobody was available to visit for me, but I still have tickets for them. So, today I want to share some information with you about them and give you another opportunity to get tickets to these wonderful children's museums! 

Children's Museum, Pittsburgh is one of the Top Ten Children's Museums in the country, according to Parent's Magazine! They "think learning is about experiencing" and they provide a wealth of opportunities to experience at their museum! The Wizard of Oz and Mr. Rogers exhibits looks like great fun! Four floors of fun and exploring await you and your family at the Children's Museum, Pittsburgh, so if you live in, near or are planning a trip to Pittsburgh, put this children's museum on your itinerary!

The ExpERIEnce Children's Museum in Erie, PA is, "an engaging space where children can focus and explore a creative and artful world, share in creativity and fully access the higher-level cognitive process that art inspires." Model trains, magnets, bubbles, aerodynamics and so much more awaits you at the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum!

ccm logoChesapeake Children's Museum in Annapolis, MD has a mission; to, "create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all." With age-graded activities and opportunities children and families will discover, learn and have fun at the Chesapeake Children's Museum!

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Children's Discovery Museum in Normal, IL, invites you to,"come experience unique hands-on exhibits, classes and programs which stimulate your imagination and curiosity. A visit to the Children's Discovery Museum located in Uptown Norma, Illinois creates a sense of wonder which excites the love of learning in children of all ages."

child interacting with an exhibitFamily Museum in Bettendorf, IA has a mission to, "Inspire, connect, and strengthen our community by enriching the lives of our children today and expanding their capacity to shape their future. Engage families, caregivers, and teachers with children eight years and under in active play and learning experiences and environments that spark their curiosity, explore their interests, foster their potential and nourish a sense of belonging."

The Central Wisconsin Children's Museum in Steven's Point, WI, "isn't just about children. It's a place where children and adults have a safe and fun environment for interaction. Children stretch and gain confidence through role-play and experiential learning. Adults see firsthand the potential of children as they interact together in the exhibit areas. Beyond that, children and adults have the opportunity to meet and interact with other children and adults. All exhibits are built and sized for children and adults."

If you live in, near or are planning a trip East of the Mississippi to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa or Wisconsin, 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 have 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 22, 2012. Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and thank you to all these children's museums for making tickets available for review and give-away!

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