We were asked to participate in a research study. They attached a monitor (maybe a pedometer of some sort) to a belt around Abigail and then asked me to record how long we were in each section of the museum. They were investigating which of the exhibits best got the children moving and active. As a result of our participation, they gave us a certificate for four free entrances to the museum. They don't expire, so we will definitely be heading back to Chicago to use those some time in the future.
I really loved this place.
Abigail overcome some of her fears and climbed up this.
My very favorite exhibit was the fort one. They created easily repositionable forts so that the children could build and rebuild forts. The room was full of old furniture, chairs, cabinets, tables, etc. that had small round nobs attached to them. The blankets and sheets were all fitted with lots of loops sewn on. These loops could fit over the nobs and the building possibilities were endless. We spent at least an hour in here.
We spent the entire day there from opening to closing. Then we had a nice long walk home. We stopped and played on lots of different sculptures and we had to rest a lot. Next time I think I'll spring for the taxi.
We did take a taxi ride once on this trip and Abby thought that it was the coolest thing ever.
|This plaza had sculptures of numbers arranged like a clock. Abby went all the way around and made sure to stand on each and every number.|