Holyoke’s Children’s Museum: A Place To Explore Creativity
The weather outside is still a bit chilly for outdoor playtime and with kids going stir crazy inside, what is a parent to do? The Children’s Museum in Holyoke welcomes your entire family to explore in the world of creativity. At the museum, children are encouraged to use their creativity through several of their highlighted exhibits. Stations including arts and crafts, the world of science, and make believe “Cityscape” help children explore the world
around them and learn through the act of doing. When entering the museum the towering “Curvy Climber” attracts the eye of visitors before even entering the museum. The wavy platforms tower to the top of the museum ceiling giving children an aerial view of the entire museum. Not too far from the Curvy Climber lies the expanding water table where children can practice measuring, build “dams” and watch the water wheels turn in this life like canal system. With large windows of the scenic Holyoke water canal, even the youngest children can play in the museum’s designated “tot lot”, filled with learning toys and books to jump start their development. Older children can experience the nature of science with their giant bubble maker, and frozen shadow experience. Their “Cityscape” child-sized village includes a grocery market, observation station, the “Do-Da Diner and even a child sized post office. Explore the world of pretend and take the center stage in the museum theater with plenty of costumes to dress in. Children can also explore the world of health in the large ambulance with working siren and hospital area with x-rays and stethoscopes for the full experience. Ever wanted to know what it would be like to be the news anchor or how it feels to call the shots behind the camera? With the TV Studio and FETCH!Lab you and your family can test out what it would be like to be on set of the local news! The options for entertainment are endless for you and your family and with an affordable price for admission you won’t have to break your budget. The Children’s Museum in Holyoke even offers birthday parties, field trips, and museum rentals for those planning special events and for those looking for year-round fun, can purchase memberships starting at just $30. So come and join the family fun over at the Children’s Museum in Holyoke, conveniently located at the Holyoke Heritage State Park.