Thursday, April 30, 2009

Children's Museum and Pink Palace

After it started to rain at the park, we decided to check out Memphis' Children's Museum. The kids had a blast!

The first attraction of the museum that we stopped at had a large FED EX airplane for the kids to play in and explore. They even had a control tower that a person could talk back and forth with while pretending to be the pilot. While Hyrum was sitting in the pilot seat he was talking about all the different missions that he had to go really fast and complete. Even papa got in on the fun and played with the kids in the cockpit of the plane. I think that this was one of Hyrum's favorite parts of the museum.

My mom enjoyed watching the kids play.

After the airplane, we went to the water area. The water place was set up with currents in the water so you could put fish and other items in to float down the river. It was really cool.

Waiting for the fish to come

The kids really enjoyed fishing.
The next part of the museum we went to was the grocery store exhibit. The kids loved having their own little shopping cart to push around. Ben took his job very seriously and loved going shopping again and again. One time he filled up his whole cart with butter; there must have been a sale. I think the grocery store area was his favorite spot.
Emmy filled her cart up with fruit most of the time.Hyrum liked working the cash register. He had fun identifying the numbers on the different items and putting them into the cash register.He also love the receipts that would come from the register.
I love this picture because you can see my mom smiling
in the background while watching the kids play.

Some of the other exhibits we stopped at were the dentist, china, wood exhibits and a fun place to crawl in and out of. Ben actually got caught and scared in it. They had many fun things.
The kids also enjoyed the police and fireman area. Hyrum thought he was pretty hot stuff up on top of the motorcycle.Probably one of Ben and Emmy's favorite spot is the area where they have a van for the kids to play in. They love playing in our van much to my dismay and frustration.The area focuses on safety and the importance of wearing your seat belt and being in a correct carseat in the car.

The kids also enjoyed a certain area that look like a dance floor that you walked through. They had a disco ball going and strobe lights. Emmy loved walking through that spot over again and again. She would get this little cute look on her face when she did so.The kids had a very hard time leaving the museum since they were having so much fun.

The next day we took the kids to the Pink Palace Museum to the poop exhibit. The kids loved getting their outhouse picture taken. Hyrum enjoyed the poop guessing game with my dad. They would look at a piece of pooh and decide what animal it belong too. I am sure my parents have never known so much about pooh in the lives after that exhibit, but the kids had a great time.

The kids also enjoyed looking at the circus exhibit that depicted a circus from the early 1900's that would come to Memphis. The parts of the circus would move. It was very fascinating to watch. The kids also enjoyed looking at the dinosaurs with my parents. You can read about our other adventure to the Pink Palace here.

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