A friend of mine was telling me a new place they took their grandchildren. In July of 2014 the Galveston Children’s Museum opened to the public. It is in the basement of the Moody Mansion and I must say it exceeded my expectations.
It is small, but very well organized. There are plenty of aproned helpers to be sure the little museum visitors stay safe. Local businesses funded many of the activities and they are designed to inspire creative play.
There is an Art Room, where children can make projects from a variety of items. They can also take their projects home with them.
There is an outdoors area with areas to play with sand as well as well as water activities.
A pretend cafe area where the children are serving up “pizzas, burgers and salads”. There is a also a cash register and children take turns ringing up their customers.
A performance room with a variety of costumes and you can make your own puppet.
The toddler room has a variety of educational toys. A favorite for kids of all ages is the kinetic sand play area.
There is even a workshop where the children can saw, drill, hammer and build all kinds of fun things.
UTMB plays an important role on the Island and community outreach at the museum is fun learning experience.
Here is a link to their page so you can learn more. http://www.galvestoncm.org
So when you are looking for an inexpensive activity that includes air conditioning keep this one in mind. We took a lunch break at one of my favorite haunts – Mosquito Cafe!