When you visit downtown San Antonio, never park in unattended parking lots on level ground, where you pay the metal box. If there is not an attendant on site, and if you don't get a receipt, your car will most likely be booted or towed. The average response time for the private enforcement company to remove the boot, is 20-45 minutes. Also, you will be forced to pay over $100 to have the company remove the boot, even if you have paid the full parking price in advance as posted.
Had a great time at this museum. My 2yr old and 9 yr old had a blast. Loved the HEB supermarket downstairs and they also have parties! Wow! my only dislike is that everyone over the age of 2 pays $7.00USD. Nevertheless, I will bring my kids back once again.
The features of this particular children's museum are ok - not great. After having been to several children's museums before, I should know. What's worse, however, is that this one charges admission to EVERYONE. It's for the kids. There really isn't much for a grown up to do but supervise their children's behavior, yet parents are getting charged a full $7 per adult admission price on top of the $7 per child admission price and for what?! Don't waste your money on this place. It's overpriced and overrated.
Let me say straight off that there was nothing to dislike.
Now that we've got that out of the way, the SA Children's Museum was a wonderful experience for my husband and me, and our one-year-old boy. Initially we thought he was too young to appreciate the activities at the museum, but we realised pretty soon that the activities are geared to appeal to children of all ages. He just had an all-out ball, whether it was in the HEB supermarket or the bubble ranch or the powerball exhibit. We are keen to learn from the way the museum is designed and to make a playroom for him on the same principles of scientific learning, mechanical exploration and a safe environment in which curiosity is rewarded with fun.
Overall, highly recommended.
With 3 floors of exhibits, there is a lot of hands on things for the kids to do. This museum also offers staff-guided activities like a Science Fetch demonstration, which can be really great when the workers are on the ball, but often they are late or forget about the activity altogether, and sometimes they repeat the activity a couple weeks later rather than come up with something new. being late seems to be a common problem, they do the same thing at the New Braunfels Children Museum, which is quite annoying since their brochures really play these things up a lot.
Went there the summer of 2007 as something to do for our then 6 year old daughter. She LOVED it! She had been patient with us during our trip down the River Walk so we wanted to find something special for her to do. Luckily we had waited till the end of our trip and didn't have more plans, as our daughter didn't want to leave.
We are planning another trip this year and guess what is on the agenda? Of course, the Children's Museum! Parents (you'll be happy to know)it's not just mindless fun, it teaches as they play, so it's a 2 in 1 deal. I think that makes it worth the money.
Oh, the elevator is cool, but you had better eat your Wheaties! It's a work out!
This is a terrific childrens museum!! We wondered around for hours and still left feeling like we missed something. We took our 5 year old and 1 year old and both had a blast. If you are looking at tiring them out for the afternoon, get them on the 'elevator' lol. We went during the week and it wasn't crowded at all.
The only downside to the museum is that it is downtown and the parking is bad.
We will definitely be going back when we are in SA. :)
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