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Monday, August 6, 2012

Trip to the Art Museum

We took a little trip today to the Columbus Museum of Art. While I've read some reviews of the museum that say it doesn't have a lot or that it's not as good as Cleveland or Cincinnati's Art Museum, and keeping in mind this is the only art museum I've been to, I think it is a good one. I love how everything is interactive. Most of the exhibits have a station set up where you can make your own art with various materials such as foil or mosaic tiles or a puzzle you can do that matches some of the art on display. 

Also, I love the kids area. There is a place where kids can climb through a "fun house" with all kinds of tunnels, walls at odd angles and tubes. Kids can also create doors or forts with curtains and pegs that they can hang up.

The kids area has a section with wooden animal parts that kids can put together to make regular or make-believe animals. 

They have a huge wood sculpture of a head and a giant metal head that kids can use lots of magnetic metal items to try to make a head to match the wood sculpture or just a silly face. Also, they have a station set up with play foam that children can use to sculpt into a creation of their own. 

They had a table with dishes that kids could re-arrange to make art. And last but not least, they have an area where kids can make a mobile by hanging shapes from a central hook using metal rods and s-hooks. And the best part is, there are people from the museum walking around and helping and teaching the kids.

All in all, it was a fun time! L enjoyed it.