First up was a Hot Wheels exhibit.
When I saw this exhibit was at the museum, I wished LM's other cousin Andrew was with us, because Andrew would have died and gone to heaven. I'm not sure we would have ever gotten him to leave, actually. Also, you will see throughout, there are a few little girls in the exhibit, but it is overwhelmingly favored by little boys. Some things are hard wired, I guess.
There was an arched entrance that lit up full of little cars.
Then, there were full size replicas of little cars and vice versa.
Some you could even sit in!
LM was most impressed by these motorcycles.
His Mama is not so sure she likes this fact.
Then there were lots of places where you could launch and drive cars.
Driving another replica.
Then there was this one big giant ramp on the wall!
Definitely a cool exhibit.
Then we went over to a teddy bear play area meant for children under five.
Nana took the camera for a while.
There, we were putting objects in sand.
Then we colored.
Then there was more sand...
...which got in his shoes.
There was also a doll playhouse.
These mowers were very popular for a while though.
Gibson first had one. Then LM played with it, but went across the room to find another one for Gibson to play with. He drug both across the room to give one to Gibson. They played with them for a while, then LM went to do something else. Gibson, feeling it was his duty to hang on to both, drove two for a while, before giving them up for the next thing. Cute.
He drove them right into the playhouse, where Gibson was, to give one to him.
Now Gibson with two!
Then, this loader was very popular.
Then we checked out the trains.
We walked through the dinosaurs, too but the boys were waning.
And we walked by the Chihuly exhibit.
LM thought the "glass" pieces looked like instruments.
Then we walked from the bottom of this glass to the very top to the carousel.
Kids under three couldn't ride the movers.
Mom tried to get us as we moved all around the carousel.
Well, we didn't move, but the carousel did.
Then we played with the vegetable heads.
And this old horse was kinda rough.
LM liked it anyway. Gibson, not so much.
Hello down there!!!
A little reading nook.
This was a black light room of mirrors.
And then we were pretty much over tired.
We arrived late the night before, so we barely got through lunch with this tired boy. He took a FOUR HOUR nap when we got home. Ahem. We just scratched the surface of this museum. It's HUGE! It's much larger than when I was a kid and it was huge then! Of course, some exhibits are for older kids - we did hit the toddler highlights - but there is more to go see on another trip for certain.
See you soon.