Participated in the Super Saturday Science with the Society of Women Engineers exploring Aeronautics; What makes things fly? and had a blast!
Even with the first snowfall in the valley the kids came out in force!
The museum was bright and shiny with lots of fun things to try.
Love the airplane see-saw on the museum floor... even a climbing wall!
NASA Rockets and gliders were flying around the stage while Bernoulli tongue masks waved in the air.
Definitely worth the visit with children.
The birthday party rooms were busy too with kids.
We will be back again!
We went to the Childrens Museum and paid the $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per kid which was such a waste! I was expecting a MUSEUM. This was pretty much an old gym with a bunch of old toys. There was nothing educational about it at all. Pretty much it was a big play house where kids could play with different toys while parent sat around on benches...so why would you charge for adults??? They had an air hockey table that hardly worked and was being held together by duct tape. About 3/4 of the "exhibits" did not even work!
but it's still a pig...
From someone who has been there with my kids recently, I have to totally disagree with the "glowing" reviews. This place is dark, dirty, no supervision, and half the things are broken and don't work. Sure, the little kids like running around here, but they would be happy with a cardboard box too. Any child over the age of 7 will be bored stiff in 10 minutes. Save your money!
My son loves it! 9 out of the 10 times (or more) we've been there it was clean and neat. There was this ONE time when it was packed that it was a little messy but with as many kids that go in and out of there, you shouldn't put this place below you. Also as a parent you should know better than to set that kind of example for your child/children.
Not every school, museum or park is going to be perfect.
I am from San Jose and we LOVE the museum. We stay in Carson when we go up skiing. It is a safe environment for little ones. We like the San Jose museum but it is very large and expensive so it's not something we go to often. This museum is great for mom because the kids can go on their own and you can see them from all angles. My husband and older kids love the new maze. It's a real challenge! They are still only on level 1 so there is lots of incentive to go back! The climbing wall is also great for the older kids. Carson City is lucky to have a small town feel to their personalized museum!
The best thing we did was get our daughter a membership and take her to Books and Brags on Tuesdays.She looks forward to that every week and she just loves Tutu. She gets to be artistic, hear a story, and make a snack. And it's her special time with Daddy. Perfect from her point of view and mine too.
My family loves it here. My 5 and 8 year old boys can't get enough of the rock wall, which is a great way to burn all that energy in these cold months and my 7 year old daughter hops from place to place for a new imagination experience. My husband and I really appreciate the efforts made to add new things. We really enjoyed the Chinese New Year exhibits and are looking forward to taking our kids to the Space exhibit going on now. I am glad to have a place like this in our small city, it's the only place like it here.
I have 5 children ages 5-11 and they love every opportunity to visit the museum. There is something for everyone. The youngest loves the hospital room. My 8 year olds enjoy the flight simulator and rock climbing wall. The 9 year old enjoys the bank and store and the oldest plays Dance Dance Revolution. My husband likes the shadow room, but I spend all my time trying to master the large maze on the stage.
I love the extra events the museum offers: Fridays learning about stars, Chinese New Year festivities, Arts and Crafts, birthday parties, and Musical Theater. For a small city the mueum is a huge hit with the kids.
I take my kids here frequently, and they have always loved it - from age 2 until the present (now 7-1/2). The staff is friendly and helpful, and there is plenty to keep everyone busy and entertained - even the parents!
My 4 year old had a blast and they have a great area for children 2 and under but it is not big at all and there are just booth like play areas. My 10 year old just stood around. This is NO comparisome to any other childrens museum we have been to ... Seatle was awesome memphis was awesome this was like a play room in a school.