Friday, April 15, 2011

Fun Day at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum

We had such a great time today at the Lied Discovery Museum with my mommy's group.  It is such a neat place to take your kids.  They have just about EVERYTHING to keep a kid learning & entertained all day long.
Taken from their website:  "Lied Discovery Children’s Museum contains 23,000 square feet of temporary and permanent hands-on exhibits exploring science, art, culture and early childhood development. You and your children will be part of an informal learning environment highlighting discovery, surprise, and creative expression!"

Below is a picture of the outside of the building & when you walk inside they have the Berenstain Bears learning room.  It is kind of set up like a tree house.
 On the left is a tornado simulator, a baby play area & a giant pendulum.  Also, set up was a mini-town atmosphere.
 Jarrett fixing to take off in the plane!
 He is happier now he has a beautiful co-pilot ;)  He is a ladies man...
 Art time!  Jarrett made a duckie using glue, markers & feathers.  And guess, what...none of it ended up in his mouth, ha!
 Then we went over & played in the moon sand.  It is really cool sand that molds really easily.  Its almost like play dough sand.  Our friend Deegan joined us, but he immediately put a huge handful of sand in his mouth.  I thought it was so funny!  (but, I'm sure his mama didnt ;)
 Jarrett didn't enjoy being dressed up as a lion to much.
 Playing with water & we had to take a picture in front of the big camera for Aunt Becky.  I felt bad for Lil' J b/c he loves water, but was barely tall enough to stick his hands in the water.
 More discovering & playing with friends!
 Time to visit the mini-Smith's supermarket.  Of course, Jarrett went right to the register & started pushing all the buttons.  He loves buttons & lights!
 Casting his vote....we'll just say its for American Idol ;)  But, in this area they had a video you could watch about voting history.
 This was one of the funnest areas for the boys.  Kelly & I were up here with D & J for quite some time.  There were these big tubes that you could put the balls in & it would suck them up, send them through a contraption similar to "Mouse Trap" & spit them back out again. 
A little video of Jarrett playing in this area :)

 J & D kept touching each others hands & would laugh at each other.  It was the cutest thing I've ever seen.  They love each other!  I think D is a lot more laid back than J is.  Maybe hanging around D is a good thing, ha ha.
After a LONG day at the museum, we were wiped out!  It was such a fun day & we will definitely be going back.  It was nice to find a great indoor place to take our babies to where they can learn & play.  Especially since it is SO hot in the summer!


  1. What a fun day!!! We have a children's museum about 80 miles from us that I've been wanting to take the kids too! Now, I really want to check it out!

  2. What great pictures of your handsome little guy. That looks like a GREAT place to go play. Way to make the most of a fun day together :)

  3. That looks like a really great musuem!! Glad y'all had a fun time. :)

  4. That place IS pretty cool! Although I haven't taken Antonio since Baby C has been born. The though of managing both of them is a little overwhelming.