Museum Of Play

April 17, 2011 at 6:13 am (Cooking, Parenting) (, , , )

It’s raining outside.  I know April showers bring May flowers, but I really hate the cold wind that is accompanying this rain.  After losing over 100 pounds in the last year, I do not tolerate the cold very well.

Since it is raining and The Boy was good yesterday, (yes we bribe our child) we are headed to Rochester today to go to The Museum of Play.  It’s a wonderful place.  We try to let The Boy completely run the day, we follow him.  He loves it.

If you’re ever in the Rochester, New York area be sure to take a day and check out the Museum.  There are things for all ages, from crawlers to young at heart.

Upstairs is a Toys through the Ages museum with an arcade and lots of toys behind glass from long ago and some from just a few decades ago.

Downstairs there is a life-size Sesame Street, The Bearnstien Bears village, Fairytale land, all life-size and so much fun to run around and play on.

There’s a train to ride and a carousel, a food court (not too expensive) and they don’t mind if you bring a picnic lunch.

My favorite part is the butterfly garden.  It’s a nice big, warm greenhouse type room with lots of plants, a waterfall with fish in the pond, turtles, butterflies of course, and they just added a Tucan and some hummingbirds.  Just beautiful.

As soon as The Boy and Hubby wake up we will go to breakfast at The Purple Salamander just as we always do on Sunday morning, (we attend our church service on Saturday evenings) then we will head out to Rochester.  It’s about a 3 hour drive from our house, but so worth it.

The Museum is open 12-5 on Sundays which makes it easier to get The Boy out and headed home at a reasonable hour.  As I said, we try to let it be his day and not lead him but allow him to lead us.  Leaving before they kick us out is not an option in his mind.  But there isn’t a fight when everyone is leaving at the same time.

Looking forward to a nice relaxing family day.

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