After our trip to the Fire Station and our Fire Hydrant Walk it was exciting to visit a Children's Museum where our children could have an opportunity to play in a fire truck and continue to expand their play and understanding.
When you first walk in you see a climbing space with tunnels. Our toddlers were a little hesitant, especially about the long tube that stretches the length of the opening floor. There were slides more their pace and preschoolers and older would have loved the chance to climb and move.
Upstairs there is a grocery store, doctors office, huge replica circus and a toddler area. My two year olds loved pretending in the grocery store, especially with the old fashioned cash register. In the toddler area there was a train table, small work tables, infant climber, and a fish tank. This would be a great space for infants and younger toddlers. There is also a toddler friendly toilet and changing space.
The top floor was likely our favorite. There was a fire truck, which as you know we were quite interested in at the time, a lighthouse, and construction areas.
Overall, we loved the opportunities for pretend play. This would be a wonderful place to escape the heat or cold and play. There are not as many "museum" aspects for this space, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.
*There is a toddler sized bathroom in the "Lion's Club Totally Toddlers" area for children 4 and under.
*Closed on Mondays
*The Chicago Children's Museum and Appleton Children's Museum are two more we've visited with fun fire fighter areas. Do you know of any more in your area?
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